Mumbai Heavy rains overnight have caused problems in Mumbai and the Mumbai metropolitan area. Heavy rains have severely disrupted road and rail traffic and affected the movement of people providing essential services. Officials said this on Wednesday. According to IMD, South Mumbai (Colaba) recorded 14.7878 cm of rainfall till 6 am, while the suburbs (Santa Cruz) received 26.44 cm of rainfall since 8 pm on Tuesday, but most of the rainfall occurred during the night with an average of 3 36.03. W as. There were centimeters.
IMD Mumbai has forecast heavy rains in the coming days, with authorities urging people not to leave their homes unless needed. Judgments in several high-profile cases, including the bail plea of Bollywood actress Riya Chakraborty and her brother Shovik, are now expected to come on Thursday as the Bombay High Court announces leave.
At the same time, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which has summoned several celebrities from Glamor World for questioning in drug cases, said the decision to investigate would be based on the ground situation. The Brihannumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control said heavy waterlogging was reported from flood-hit areas in south and central Mumbai such as Sion, Matunga, Kurla, Limnavatti, Mazgaon, Masjid Bandar and Baikula.
Apart from several suburban areas, waterlogging has been reported in Goregaon, Malad, Dahisar, Kurla, Ghatkopar and Mulund. At the same time, after the water level of the Mithi River rose alarmingly, about 50 people were evacuated from the Kranti Nagar slum in Kurla early Wednesday morning and repatriated after the situation calmed down.
CR spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said the Central Railway has suspended suburban services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thana and Bashi. Special mail / express trains have been rescheduled.
WR chief spokesperson Sumit Tagore said the Western Railway had to suspend all urban services from Churchgate to Andheri due to the sinking of the tracks. However services have improved between Churchgate and Bandra after the situation improved.
KS Hoslikar, Deputy Director General, Meteorological Department, IMD, said, “Some areas of Mumbai and Thana suburbs have received more than 1.5 mm of rainfall in the last 12 hours.”
Mumbai-based public bus service operator Best has canceled its operations and removed some of the city’s 18 routes.
About eight major and minor incidents such as house collapses and wall collapses were recorded due to rains, while in Jaifalwadi of Taradao there were about 40 complaints of minor landslides, about 40 complaints of electrical short circuits as well as falling trees or branches. However, no casualties were reported.
For the first time in three years, lakes with a total capacity of 14,47,363 million-liters have seen water reserves of 14,30,152 million-liters (98.81 percent), up from 98.55 percent in 2019 and in 2018. Was 93.61.
Other parts of the coastal Konkan such as Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigarh, Thana and Palghar, normal life was disrupted due to heavy rains and many coastal towns and villages were inundated.
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