Heavy rain in Mumbai; native practice providers, highway site visitors hit


Mumbai, August 4

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district in a single day, inflicting water-logging at a number of locations and affecting native practice providers and highway site visitors motion on Tuesday morning, officers mentioned.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed to residents to remain at house and urged industrial institutions, besides these offering important providers, to stay closed on Tuesday as heavy rain is prone to proceed for the subsequent 48 hours.

Suburban practice providers on the harbour line had been stopped within the morning as a result of water-logging on rail tracks whereas providers on the western and central traces had been additionally affected, a civic official mentioned.

Local trains in Mumbai and suburbs are presently being operated just for these concerned in important providers within the wake of the coronavirus disaster.

A landslide close to suburban Kandivali disrupted vehicular motion from western suburbs in direction of south Mumbai, the official mentioned.

Traffic motion from Byculla to south Mumbai was additionally affected as a result of inundation at some locations, he mentioned.

The Santacruz observatory in western suburbs recorded 254 mm rainfall since Monday evening whereas the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 220 mm rainfall throughout the identical interval, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, Deputy Director General KS Hosalikar mentioned.

The climate station at Mahalaxmi recorded 172 mm rainfall, whereas that at Vidyavihar reported 159 mm rainfall. Besides, the climate stations at Ram Mandir (close to Goregaon in western suburbs) and Mira Road recorded a rainfall of 152 mm every.

The different climate stations in north Mumbai and Thane additionally recorded over 150 mm rainfall.

The development would proceed for subsequent 48 hours, the official mentioned.

The BMC has deployed high-capacity water pumps to discharge water from streets in Byculla, Bhandup and another areas, a civic official mentioned.

The civic physique appealed to industrial and enterprise institutions, besides these concerned in important providers, to stay shut in view of the heavy downpour.

“Residents must also keep at house and keep away from venturing out, the BMC mentioned in an announcement. PTI



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