Three persons were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents on Friday,28 June, in Mumbai, which was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains this monsoon that marked its most delayed arrival in the city in 45 years, officials said.
Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, ending a long dry spell, but a few hours of incessant showers left the financial capital struggling with the familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains.
While the Western and Central Railways have reported no major disruption in the city’s local train network, a few stations, including Kanjurmarg, have witnessed flooding of railway tracks.
- After an extended dry period, Mumbai received heavy downpour on Friday, 28 June
- According to the BMC, Mumbai city received 127 mm of rainfall, the western suburbs 170 mm of rainfall and the eastern suburbs 197 mm of rainfall in 24 hours
- Several parts of the city witnessed waterlogging, including Andheri, Marol, Saki Naka, Malad subway, Sion and Hindmata Cinema
No Disruption in Local Train Services: Western Railways, Central Railways
The Western and Central Railways have reported that train services have not been disrupted by waterlogging and are running normally across the Western, Harbour, Trans Harbour and Central lines.
Wall Collapses in Chembur; No Casualties Reported
A wall in Chembur collapsed on auto rickshaws at 2 am on 29 June, says ANI. No casualties were reported. Two cars were damaged at Punjabi Camp in Sion Koliwada after a tree fell on them.
Eastern Suburbs Receive 197 mm of Rainfall in 24 Hours
According to the BMC, Mumbai city received 127 mm of rainfall, the western suburbs 170 mm of rainfall and the eastern suburbs 197 mm of rainfall in 24 hours since heavy rain hit the city on 28 June.