Mumbai has been paralysed yet again due to heavy rains that lashed the city for 24 hours, starting on Thursday, June 18. Water-logging in various parts of the city’s suburbs has resulted in traffic jams and people are stuck on the roads in their cars, cabs or buses. The Central and Harbour line trains have been disrupted and are running up to 30 minutes late between Thane to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) or Panvel to CST. On the Western line, too, trains are running slow due to water-logging. Moreover, outstation trains are stuck in between stations due to water-logging.
This video by a news channel show how badly Mumbai has been affected just days after the onset of monsoon. Mumbai may witness heavy rain all through Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The report says that From 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, South Mumbai received 60.34 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs received 57.48 mm and 64.92 mm rainfall respectively. Mumbai also saw high tide in the last four days, with Thursday’s level recorded as 4.5 metres.
On Friday, June 19, after 24 hours of rain, offices are either shut or employees have been asked to work from home. Schools remain shut. Watch the video to know more and watch this space for more updates on the Mumbai rains.