Heavy rain slows Mumbai down, local trains cancelled, flooding in low-lying areas reported

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 1 July 2019

On the fourth consecutive day, Mumbai was intermittent by Monsoon rains bringing the traffic to a screeching halt. As the low lying areas of the city got submerged under water, delay in local trains, huge traffic jams added to the woes of Mumbaikars to reach offices on the first day of the week on Monday.

Mumbai : On the fourth consecutive day, Mumbai was intermittent by Monsoon rains bringing the traffic to a screeching halt. As the low lying areas of the city got submerged under water, delay in local trains, huge traffic jams added to the woes of Mumbaikars to reach offices on the first day of the week on Monday.

According to met data recorded at 8.30 am, Mumbai received 540 mm rain in just two days. Apparently, the city received its second highest rainfall recorded within 24 hours in the month of June in last 10 years. 

As the water logged on the rail track, many short and long-distance trains were canceled as railway tracks between Sion and Matunga stations were submerged under water. Water-logging has been reported in several low-lying areas including Sion, Dadar and Malad.

Similarly, heavy winds led to bamboo from nearby construction work falling on the tracks at Marine Lines. All trains on the Churchgate-Marine Lines had stopped in the morning. Traffic crawled on Western Expressway as it rained intermittently.

Flights in and out of the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were also delayed by around 30 minutes, according to a spokesperson.

Nevertheless, after water receded from the tracks, local train movement started slowly. 

Intense spells of rainfall are likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar, IMD informed. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had warned of intermittent rain in Mumbai.
 

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