Torrential rains batter Mumbai; road, rail traffic disrupted

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS): Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and districts in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, seriously disrupting road and rail traffic, and affecting movement of people manning essential services, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to IMD, the city recorded over 12.20 cms rain while the suburbs notched over 27.50 cms rain most of it during the night.

The IMD Mumbai has forecast another wet day with heavy rain as the civic authorities urged people to avoid stepping out unless necessary.

Heavy water-logging was reported from the traditional flood-prone areas of central Mumbai like Sion, Matunga, Kurla, Chunabhatti, Mazagaon, Masjid Bunder and Byculla.

Besides several areas in the suburbs like Goregaon, Malad, Dahisar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund experienced waterlogging.

The Central Railway has suspended suburban services from Chhatapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane and Vashi. Special mail/express trains have been rescheduled, said CR Chief Spokesperson Shivaji Sutar.

Similarly, submerged tracks compelled the Western Railway to suspend all suburban services between Churchgate to Andheri.

"Heavy rains have been reported from Mumbai and Thane suburbs in last 12 hours with some places recording 150 mm plus rainfall," said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general of meteorology, IMD.

Mumbai's public bus service operator BEST has cancelled or diverted its operations in several routes.






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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Sep 23 2020

    Thanks to Daijiworld for beautiful photo coverage of the Mumbai floods which put the city of Mumbai to a standstill. I remember the days when I was a Mumbaikar going to school, college, and work place in the floods. It was a horrible experience for all.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Sep 23 2020

    This is unbelievable but true. I was born and bought up in the city of Mumbai with my parents, brother and two sisters. We have seen rains and flooding but nothing like this. We studied in St. Ignatias High School in Jacob Circle which was a low lying are prone to floods. But we had fun. We moved to New York in 1987 but we used to visit our Amchi Mumbai every year and also to other places. I admit that flooding was common like before. God only can help these people who are going through this rough time.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Sep 23 2020

    Jossey Sir, हमने बारिश यहॉ से मुंबई भेज दिया । एन्जोई करो । जीन्स पहन के रैन डॉन्स का मजा लीजिए । Lan.. Sir will send you the links for dancing... 💃💃 💃

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