Mumbai Sinks Into Monsoon Chaos, Trains Running Late, Traffic Jams

The disaster management team is keeping a tab on the rainfall in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Sinks Into Monsoon Chaos, Trains Running Late, Traffic Jams

Heavy rains in Mumbai delayed local trains on the Harbour line by nearly 20 minutes. (PTI photo)


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Overnight rains and intermittent showers in the morning in Mumbai
  2. Local trains on Harbour line running late by 15 to 20 minutes
  3. Minor water logging in low-lying areas
Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail traffic this morning.

The local trains on the Harbour line are running late by 15 to 20 minutes. The trains on Central and Western lines, however, are running on time.

On Tuesday, many spots across the metropolis including Hindmata area in suburban Dadar, Sion, Matunga, and some parts in Andheri were waterlogged due to the incessant showers leading to traffic snarls and chaos on the roads. 

According to civic officials, continuous rain spells uprooted trees at 22 places across the city but no human casualty was reported.

The disaster management team is keeping a tab on the situation.

"Civic body's preparatory forces are in place to tackle any eventualities. There has been no significant water-logging and our machinery is keeping a close eye on the developments," BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner (General Administration) Sudhir Naik had told news agency PTI.

On Tuesday, to ease road traffic, BEST authorities diverted buses on certain routes, Mr Naik said.

According to IMD, Mumbai and Konkan regions of Maharashtra experienced heavy showers as South West monsoon intensified in the state.

However, Central Maharashtra is still awaiting rains.

(With inputs from PTI)


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