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Heavy Rain In Parts Of Mumbai, Local Trains Hit, Flooded Roads, Big Jams


Heavy rains lashed components of Mumbai and its suburbs for a number of hours late yesterday night time and early this morning, resulting in flooded roads and a few delays to native trains. Waterlogging was reported from a number of locations, together with Gandhi Market space, Hindmata junction and Dahisar subway.

Waterlogging was additionally reported from the Sion, Bandra, Andheri and Santacruz areas of Mumbai.

Visuals from information company ANI confirmed waterlogged tracks at Sion Railway Station, the place a whole lot of passengers are sheltered in platforms – an unwelcome sight in the course of the pandemic.

Mumbai metropolis obtained 64.45 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour interval ending at 8:30 am. The japanese suburbs recorded 120.67 mm and the western suburbs 127.16 mm.

A excessive tide of 4.08 metres will happen at 4:26 pm, the town’s civic physique has stated. A low tide of 1.43 metres will happen at 10.37 pm, the civic physique added.

Mumbai will proceed to obtain average to intense spells of rain in the course of the subsequent three hours, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) stated.

In one of many extra dramatic sights, a truck carrying 20 tons of tomatoes overturned on the Jap Categorical Freeway. Visuals of the clean-up operation confirmed a mountain of brilliant purple tomatoes piled up in opposition to the facet of a flyover, as a JCB earth-mover tries to assemble up the spilt produce.

One particular person was injured within the incident, which occurred close to Kopari (close to Thane) at 2 am.

A truck carrying 20 tons of tomatoes overturned on the Jap Categorical Freeway

At 9.30 am Central Railways put out an replace that stated trains on the primary line (CSMT to Kalyan/Karjat, Kasara) and the harbour line (CSMT to Panvel/Goregaon) are 20-25 minutes late.

“Attributable to heavy rains and waterlogging on sluggish traces close to Kurla-Vidyavihar, native trains are operating 20-25 minutes late,” Shivaji Sutar, the chief PR officer, was quoted by information company PTI.

Companies on the trans-harbour line (Thane to Vashi/Panvel) and 4th hall (Belapur/Nerul-Khatkopar line) are operating on schedule.

Central Railway runs suburban providers on 4 separate corridors within the Mumbai metropolitan area. Earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, it used to function over 1,700 providers and carry over 40 lakh passengers each day.

Western Railway stated that regardless of the heavy rain its suburban providers are operating usually between Churchgate and Dahanu Highway, with solely minor delays attributable to low visibility in some areas.

Native practice providers are at the moment operating just for personnel engaged in well being and different important providers, and are out of bounds for basic commuters in view of the pandemic.

Town’s public bus providers – BEST – has additionally needed to divert or droop a few of its routes; as many as 87 providers have been re-routed and cancelled as of 9 am, in response to a tweet.

Earlier the India Meteorological Division (IMD) predicted average to heavy rainfall within the metropolis and its suburbs, with the potential for very heavy rainfall over remoted locations right this moment.

Last month monsoon rains triggered a red alert in Mumbai and neighbouring districts in Maharashtra, with heavy rains inflicting roads and markets to be flooded. 4 subways – Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad – have been closed after police stated they have been inundated by not less than two toes of water.

With enter from ANI, PTI

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