26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped

The Maharashtra floods of 2005 refers to the flooding of many parts of the state, including large areas of the metropolis Mumbai, in which at least 5,000 people died. It occurred just one month after similar flooding in Gujarat. The term 26 July, now is, in context always used for the day when the city of Mumbai came to a standstill.

Large numbers of people were stranded on the road, lost their homes, and many walked for long distances back home from work that evening. The floods were caused by the eighth heaviest ever recorded 24-hour rainfall figure of 994 mm.
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
The Maharashtra floods of 2005 refers to the flooding of many parts of the state, including large areas of the metropolis Mumbai, in which at least 5,000 people died. It occurred just one month after similar flooding in Gujarat. The term 26 July, now is, in context always used for the day when the city of Mumbai came to a standstill.

Large numbers of people were stranded on the road, lost their homes, and many walked for long distances back home from work that evening. The floods were caused by the eighth heaviest ever recorded 24-hour rainfall figure of 994 mm. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
A local train is stranded at the waterlogged Mahim station on 27 July 2005 after heavy rains paralysed Mumbai on 26 July. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
Marooned commuter uses a rubber dinghy to ferry himself across a waterlogged street in Mumbai 27 July 2005. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
People walk on a flooded street after torrential rains paralysed Mumbai on 26 July 2005. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
A family makes their way towards a railway platform. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
People walk on the waterlogged highway leading to Mumbai's airport. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
Fire-men saw off the branches of a huge Gulmohar tree that fell across the main arterial high-way as heavy rains lashed the city of Mumbai. (Picture courtesy: AFP)
26July, 2005: The day Mumbai stopped
Stranded commuters find their way through the waterlogged streets. (Picture courtesy: AFP)

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