Home English Mumbai sees heavy rainfall; large-scale waterlogging reported.
Mumbai reported heavy rainfall from early Saturday morning, true to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) warning of heavy to very rainfall for June 9. Large-scale waterlogging has been reported in many areas, throwing traffic out of gear. Suburban trains were more or less on schedule.
Most parts of the city experienced thunder accompanied with rain post midnight. The island city as well as suburbs had widespread, consistent rainfall in the moderate to heavy category. According to the IMD, the city received 37 mm rainfall until 8.30 a.m. Until 12 p.m., it recorded 33.65mm rainfall, eastern suburbs 3.80mm and western suburbs 16.52mm, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Most parts of the city were flooded, including the chronic spots of Hindmata, Parel TT, Sion, King’s circle, Dadar TT, Kalachowkie and Byculla. People took to the social media to share pictures of flooded localities. The BMC had pressed several pumps into operation. Traffic had to be diverted from these areas. It was diverted from King’s circle to Bhaudani Road. Traffic from Hindmata was diverted via its flyover. Traffic was diverted on Sion road no 24 and SV Road to Linking road in Bandra.
Water enters rail tracks
Trains on the Western line were running on schedule. On the Central line, water entered the tracks between Matunga and Kurla stations leading to speed restrictions on that stretch. Trains were running around 20 minutes late on the Central line and 10 minutes late on the Harbour line. Central railway officials said there were no cancellation of services
There was a case of a wall falling on a railway track early morning between Ghatkopar and Vikhroli on the down slow line, towards Kalyan. “The debris was removed immediately and for some time, slow services torwards Kalyan were diverted on the fast line. But this happened in non-peak early morning. Peak remained normal,” said Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway
A portion of a slab fell in Prabhadevi and four people suffered minor injuries. The BMC has received complaints of five trees falling so far.
So far, two flights have been diverted due to bad weather but no cancellations or delays has been reported at the Mumbai airport.