•It is an Integrated Flood Warning System and is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
[Mumbai is only the second city in the country after Chennai to get this system.]
•The warning system will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas anywhere between six to 72 hours in advance.
•Urban flooding is common in the city from June to September, resulting in the crippling of traffic, railways and airlines.
[ As a preparedness for floods before they occur, the system will help in warning the citizens so that they can be prepared in advance for flooding conditions.]