Mumbai Faces Heavy Rains

Incessant rains have been lashing Mumbai and parts of Konkan since Sunday night, throwing life out of gear and causing waterlogging in many areas. Heavy rains have left the city semi-paralyzed as the road traffic and suburban trains were affected due to waterlogged tracks.

However, the danger is not over yet! The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert that rainfall will intensify further in the metropolis and its suburbs during the next two days.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has urged commercial establishments to remain closed on Tuesday and appealed to Mumbaikars not to leave their homes unless there is an urgent need. Check out the updates:

  • 26 places have reported flooding. Roads in areas such as Goregaon, King Circle, Hindmata, Dadar, Shivaji Chowk, Shell Colony, Kurla ST Depot, Bandra Talkies, Sion Road have been flooded. Heavy overnight rain caused a landslide on the Western Express Highway in suburban Kandivali early Tuesday morning, affecting the movement of vehicles from the western suburbs towards south Mumbai, officials said.
  • With a high tide expected at 12:47 pm, the civic body has alerted to all concerned departments and also to people to not go near any beach or low-lying areas. Tides waves of around 4.51 meters have been predicted due to the heavy rain.
  • The Met office has also warned of strong winds off north Maharashtra coast today, tomorrow and on Thursday.

“Owing to the heavy rainfall since last night and forecasts of extremely heavy rain by @IndiaMetDep all offices and establishments in Mumbai, except emergency services, will remain shut,” the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted.

There has been a landslide at Malad on the Western Express Highway.

Watch landslide at Kandivali Western Express Highway at Samta Nagar. Highway leading towards airport and city is closed.


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