High tide alert for Mumbai after heavy showers disrupt life across the city

Mumbai: With all major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others being put in state of high alert following heavy showers that Mumbai received, the government has signaled a high tide alert as well.

At 14.93 ft, the high tide which hit the city at 13. 38 pm IST on Friday, has been measured the highest this week at least.

Heavy rains since Friday morning flooded many parts of Mumbai, disrupting rail and road traffic as well as flights, officials said.

The down pour led to water logging in parts of south and central Mumbai as well as eastern and western suburbs, leading to major traffic snarls in the morning peak hour.

Traffic crawled at a snail's pace on major thoroughfares like Eastern Express and Western Express highways and major north-south roads, delaying tens of thousands.

Suburban train services on Western Railway, Central Railway and Harbour Line ran 15-30 minutes late.

The Central Railway was hit due to flooded tracks near Sion-Kurla. The cascading effect affected the other two lines.

Following heavy showers, 'RailMumbai', the twitter handle for Mumbai Railways tweeted-

The twitter handle also refrained commuters from venturing out-

All domestic and international flights to and from Mumbai reported around 30 minutes delay due to heavy rains, low visibility and air congestion.

Though were were no diversions or cancellations, there were three go-arounds and consequent delays, airport officials said.

The IMD has forecast very heavy rains over Mumbai and coastal Konkan region over the next 48 hours.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Aug 05, 2016 15:40 PM

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