Mumbai Rains: City Flooded After Heavy Rains, People Told to Stay Indoors
Mumbai: Continuous rains in the city have caused severe bottlenecks in low-lying areas and caused traffic jams. Local trains on the western railways were also canceled due to the rains.
The Met department predicted that the next 48 hours of rain would be a bad time and advised people not to leave their homes unless necessary. Several flights are also delayed several minutes, due to the rains.
Given the huge rain forecast of the Meteorological Department of India (IMD), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it was ready to address “any eventuality.”
Continuous showers caused congestion in the areas of Zion, Dadar, Central Mumbai, Kurla, Andheri, Sakinaka, which eventually led to a slowdown in traffic, although no significant traffic was reported.
“Between 8 am and 3 pm Tuesday, three meteorological stations in the city of BMC recorded intense and incessant rains, while the meteorological station in Mumbai registered a rain of 30.92 mm, while in the suburbs of the city, this And west recorded 15.56 mm and 12.42 mm of rain respectively during this period, “said a statement issued by a civic body.
“Despite the heavy rains, there were no reported incidents and the suburban services of the Central Railway, Western Railway and Harbor Line were normal.” There was a high tide of 3.50 meters on Monday at 16:09 p.m.
“The long periods of heavy rainfall over the last few days have led to an increase in water supply in the four reservoirs in the city, which can overflow very soon and this is good news for the city,” said a BMC official .
Referring to the IMD forecast for the next 24 hours, the statement says heavy to very heavy rains are forecast for the next 24 hours in the city and suburbs of Mumbai.
“Given the warning of heavy rains, our machines are ready to handle any eventuality,” said an official with the BMC Disaster Management Unit.
According to the official, there have been reported four minor incidents of tree-branch falls, five cases of short-circuiting and three cases of collapsing parts of houses.
“A man named Dinanath Yadav (50) was injured while doing repair work in the suburbs of Juhu when a piece of slab fell on him,” he said.