Rain depth reduces, transport providers resume in Mumbai

Mumbai, August 6 

A day after heavy showers pounded   Mumbai and neighbouring areas, the rain depth diminished on Thursday morning and the water receded in some flooded areas, resulting in a gradual resumption of rain and street transport providers, officers stated.

However, some areas in south Mumbai, which witnessed a document rain on Wednesday, have been nonetheless water-logged, they stated.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted average to heavy rainfall within the metropolis and suburbs and intense showers in some elements of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region in subsequent 24 hours.

The Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 330 mm rainfall within the 24-hour interval ending at 5.30 am on Thursday whereas the Santacruz climate station in western suburbs recorded 146 mm through the interval, IMD Mumbai centre’s deputy director-general Okay S Hosalikar stated.

“Rains have reduced since night, but Colaba has been setting up another record for August rainfall,” he tweeted.

While some areas of south Mumbai have been nonetheless inundated, the water receded in most different elements of town and suburbs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated.

According to BMC’s replace, until eight am, areas like BPT Colony at Wadala, Nair Hospital in central Mumbai, Maharshi Karve Road and Sakkar Panchayat space in south Mumbai have been nonetheless water-logged.

Except for the Dahisar subway, no different subway was inundated and there was additionally no water-logging in Hindmata, Parel TT and Mumbai Central areas.

A Central Railway Spokesperson stated native practice providers resumed round 7.45 am between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane on the mainline and between CMST and Vashi on the harbour line after inspection of tracks, indicators and overhead programs.

On Wednesday, as a consequence of heavy water-logging on tracks between CSMT and Kurla, the suburban providers on CSTM-Thane mainline and CSMT-Vashi harbour line have been suspended from four pm.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and railway authorities on Wednesday rescued 290 passengers from two native trains stranded on flooded tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road stations.

The Western Railway native practice providers, which have been additionally suspended on Wednesday as a consequence of water-logging on tracks between Churchgate and Mumbai Central stations, resumed early Thursday morning, an official stated.

Bus providers of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), town civic physique’s transport wing, additionally resumed, the BMC stated, including that providers have been diverted to alternate routes in a few areas.

South Mumbai was the worst affected as a consequence of heavy rain on Wednesday and several other streets on the Marine Drive, Mantralaya and Kalbadevi witnessed heavy water-logging for the primary time in recent times.

Hosalikar stated intense rainfall was doubtless in north Palghar as a radar picture indicated intense clouds over the world. The cloud cowl over Mumbai and Thane was comparatively much less, he stated. PTI 

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