Heavy rainfall in Mumbai has paralysed many parts as traffic chaos flashed by flooding streets encouraged officials to caution residents to discard stranded vehicles furthermore stay indoors. Weather forecasts recommended that the rain will carry on over the next 48 hours before it begins to decrease.
Traffic in countless parts of Mumbai was still not restored. As Western Railway services recommenced in the night itself, Central Services could be started barely in the morning. Services amid Titwala to kasara has still not been competent to start again. The first Harbour train among CST To Panvel left merely subsequent to 9 am today.
Schools, as well as colleges, have been requested to remain closed by authorities in the midst of signs of a fresh prediction of heavy rain in Mumbai.
The dream city Mumbai and its suburbs nearly have a public holiday today with Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister requesting citizens to reside back home unless there is an urgency. On the other hand, train services have started from in, CST-Karjat, CST-harbour Iine and Kurla to CST. Water logging persists on Harbour line. As per Officials, water is so far to move away from the tracks.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised citizens in affected areas to be protected and “acquire all necessary precautions in the wake of the heavy rain,”. The Indian Navy has put flood release teams on reserve at diverse locations crossways Mumbai in expectancy of worsening situations.
People in Mumbai unlock their homes along with hearts to outsiders yesterday, offering help to those trapped in the rains that brought the Mumbai to its knees. In numerous offices, staff stayed back in the night as they could not catch trains as well as buses for getting to their domicile.
On Tuesday Mumbai confirmed 298 mm of rain, which is said recorded to be the highest in a day in August ever since 1997, as per the data from the India Meteorological Department.