Heavy Rains, Flooding in Mumbai: Trains Affected, Offices Closed
The IMD had on Monday issued a ‘red alert’ for “extremely heavy rainfall” in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Several parts of Mumbai woke up to waterlogging on Tuesday, 4 August, after the city recorded more than 230 mm of rainfall in a span of 10 hours.
“(Around) 230 mm rainfall occurred within 10 hours. It's a flood-like situation. Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of heavy rains, crossing the danger mark. As of now, it is flowing below danger level. The evacuation of people has also been stopped right now,” the BMC commissioner was quoted by ANI as saying at noon on Tuesday.
The overnight rains led to disruption in train services and traffic movement on the roads.
"Due to high tide resulting in water logging at Vadala and Parel, suburban services are suspended on main line and harbour line. However, shuttle services are running between Vashi and Panvel & Thane and Kalyan-beyond. No suburban trains are held up in between stations. Dn mail/express trains are being rescheduled," the Central Railway had said in an update.
Meanwhile, a landslide was also reported on the Western Express Highway in Kandivali, disrupting traffic on the road.
‘Red Alert’ in Mumbai
BEST bus services had been diverted on at least eight routes in the city and its suburbs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said earlier on Tuesday.
The civic body also advised people to not go near beaches and other low-lying areas as a high tide of 4.45 metres is expected at 12:47 pm on Tuesday. “Owing to the heavy rainfall since last night and forecasts of extremely heavy rain by India Meteorological Department, all offices and establishments in Mumbai, except emergency services, will remain closed,” the BMC said in a tweet.
The India Meteorological Department had on Monday issued a ‘red alert’ for "extremely heavy rainfall" in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday, NDTV reported.
(With inputs from ANI.)
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