May 18, 2021

Heavy and continuous rainfall makes Mumbai, a City of Water

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Mumbai, Aug 4: Due to the forecast, an extremely heavy rainfall throughout the night makes the City of Commerce, a water-land. Mumbai and surroundings areas received a heavy and continuous rainfall, leading to flooding in many low areas. In Thane, a 15-year-old boy was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire of a street-light pole.
The IMD has issued a red alert for the next 48 hours. Train services have been suspended and traffic disrupted. People have been advised not to leave their homes. The weather department has sounded a red alert in city and adejacent districts for ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ for Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to IMD’s weather update, Colaba observatory recorded 252.2 mm rainfall from 8:30 am on Monday to 8:30 am on Tuesday, while Santacruz observatory recorded 268.6 mm rains.
In the 10-hour downpour, Meeraroad, Palghar, virare areas have been water-locked. The low lands and saucer shaped areas of Mumbai like Hind Mata, Kingcircle, Worli, Dadar, Vileparle, Lower Parela have gone under water. All the underpasses have been closed due to water logging. A section of the road, near a media house, was closed after a land-slide. But, no casualties have been reported. Many routes of the BEST’s bus services have been moved.
The Maharashtra government announced a holiday for all its offices in Mumbai city and suburbans on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall in the metro and adjacent areas.