Mumbai Rains: Downpour leads to traffic snarls, disrupts public transport; train with 700 onboard held up for hours due to flooding
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai leading to traffic snarls, cancellation of several flights, and affected the movement of trains in the city.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and the adjoining areas, which led to flooding in several parts. The downpour led to traffic snarls and cancellation of several flights. It also affected the movement of trains. Seen here, water-logging at Road No. 6 in Sion, following heavy rainfall overnight. ANI
The long-distance Mahalaxmi Express got stuck near Badlapur in Thane district due to flooding of tracks. However, with the prompt response of authorities and deployment of NDRF, any casualties were avoided. At the time of writing this report, over 600 people had already been rescued by NDRF and navy's flood relief teams. ANI
Apart from Mumbai suburbs, old residential areas towards the southern parts of the city weren't spared from nature's wrath either. Poor urban planning and drainage systems were at show when areas like Sion, Chembur, Matunga etc faced severe waterlogging after torrential rainfall that started Friday after a prolonged dry spell in the ongoing monsoon season. ANI
The waterlogging in several low-lying areas like Kalyan, Nala Sopara, Mira Bhayander, Badlapur etc threw life out of gear. Stray animals and bovines stuck in stables mutely suffered the situation. ANI
Indian Meteorological Department predicted intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy falls at few places in city and suburbs till 29 July. ANI