Consistent downpour since Thursday evening has made Mumbai standstill while several local train services, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, were cancelled or short-terminated as streets remained chock full of water.
India Meterogical Department (IMD) observed heavy rains since last weekend to this weekdays in Mumbai, NaviMumabi and its outskirts which covered inundated low-lying areas which causing delayed trains and slowed down city’s vehicular movement and daily lifestyle and created flood like situations.
A civic body’s official said: “Several local train services were cancelled or short-terminated as a temporary bamboo structure erected for civil work fell on an overhead wire near the Marine Lines station on the Western line.
“The weather station in Santacruz recorded 130 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 12.30 amon Tuesday, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
And the department predicting more showers in the city and in the parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra.
Rainfall throughout the Monday continuing till late mid-night, which kept the roads water logged. Busy work schedules took a hit as thousands of state government and private firm employees were not able to go to work, a government official said.
Commuters also complained of a number of potholes on the road that posed problems for them, adding that it exposed the poor quality of repair works done by the civic body.
Brihanmumbai Municipality Corporation (BMC), biggest civic body of the city, requested school, college and others educational institutions to keep shut until next order comes. And disaster management team and hospitals has been kept as stand by for facing any kind of emergency.