Heavy Overnight Rains freezes traffic in Mumbai, trains cancelled

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Heavy Overnight Rains freezes traffic in Mumbai, trains cancelled

Mumbai traffic paralyzed due to torrential downpour

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

Heavy rains all through the night in Mumbai have made the Mumbai rail & road traffic come to a halt. Overnight rainfall has left many areas of Mumbai completely water-logged and warnings of a flood have come from the weather forecast department. The low-lying zones of the city are at the risk of getting flooded.


In the next 24 hours, Mumbai city may receive even heavier downpour. Visuals of the city captured this morning showed how the streets are water-logged and how the commuters are wading their way through knee-deep waters. In other words, the people are having a pretty hard time in reaching their respective workplaces.


Train facilities on the Harbour and Central routes have been called off temporarily as the tracks are under water. BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), the civic body of Mumbai informed this morning through a tweet.


"Mumbai rains at 5.30 in morning, 23 Sept - Colaba 122.2mm Santacruz 273.6mm Col,Scz contine to receive very intense spells of rains throughout night. Radar indicates Mumbai Thane, Palghar, Raigad intense clouds, RF likely to cont. Mumbai, Palghar Thane..heavy rain could be in coming 24 hours," tweeted K.S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology; IMD


The Regional Meteorological Centre posted late night, stating that "people living in vulnerable places may take caution" as power cuts and traffic disruption are a big possibility.


On their Twitter handle, several users of the social media platform have shared a post, urging the various civic bodies of the city to help them out. "Continuous rain water rising at upper levels at smith house ground floor near Dongri police station.. Mumbai 400009. Pl help," posted a user. 


"Finally reached office at Worli  Waterlogging in several parts of Mumbai Stay Safe Mumbai #MumbaiRain," tweeted another user while sharing pictures to portray the immense difficulty in commuting amid all the water-logging. 


The weather department has further warned the Mumbaikars of the "possibility of danger to very old buildings and unmaintained structures". Earlier in the week, more than 30 people have died due to a building collapse accident in Bhiwandi located in vicinity to Mumbai. 



Source: NDTV

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