Mumbai Rains: waterlogging and road traffic hits Mumbai; No respite tomorrow, says IMD
Mumbai : Heavy rains that have been lashing Mumbai since Tuesday has hit rail and road traffic after several parts in the city were water-logged. The weather department has warned of a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas.
In the last 24 hours, over 280 mm of rainfall was received in western suburbs, according to the India Meteorological Department or IMD.
IMD has also issued a yellow alert (heavy rain at isolated places) for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad and an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places) for Palghar.
Officials said that long distance special trains are being rescheduled. At 5:30am today, Colaba recorded 122.2mm of rainfall and Santacruz 273.6mm. The weather department stated that both the places continued to record very intense spells of rains throughout the night.
“All four lines stopped due to water logging between Dadar, Kurla station and Masjid Bundar,” the Railways said, adding that services on Western line will continue as usual till further notice.
Meanwhile, A civic official said the public bus service of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has also been hit due to waterlogged streets, and traffic diverted at several locations. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert with a forecast of heavy rainfall at some places in Mumbai and Thane during the day.