Heavy downpour in Mumbai hampers daily routines of its civilians
Rapid rainfall has paralyzed normal life for the Mumbaikars on Friday, as the city and its suburbs are waterlogged which has resulted in cancellation of a number of local train services.
From Thursday evening, the city recorded around 188 mm of rainfall, while the Eastern suburbs faced 155 mm rainfall and, and the Western Suburbs 172 mm.
Scenarios like these in the financial capital of India due to incessant rains isn’t a new affair. In the past many years, there have been instances where nonstop raining had jeopardized the day to day lives of the people.
Currently, not just local and passenger trains, but even buses and flights are either cancelled or rescheduled causing a lot of trouble for the people. People were stranded across the city as traffic hardly moved as vehicles submerged in the waterlogged roads due to heavy rain. There were also many tree fall incidents reported which resulted in blocked roads.
Schools, courts and offices were forced to shut down due to the heavy downpour as the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) have suggested people to stay indoors as it is predicted by the weather officials that the downpour will continue in full fledge until next 48 hours.
Commuters reported heavy flooding at Kurla, Chembur, Tilak Nagar, Andheri, Parel, Lower Parel, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Dombivili.