New Delhi, June 25: Heavy rainfall continued to disrupt life in Mumbai. Though it was reported that local train services were on time. Authorities fear continuous rainfall may cause waterlogging at some stations, disrupting local train services. The traffic police have taken precautions and issued a notification to the department to be prepared for jams in case of heavy rainfall. To ensure smooth traffic, especially during peak hours, the traffic police have made elaborate arrangements. Also Read - CBI to Now Need Maharashtra Government's Permission Before Investigating Cases in State
Waterlogging is expected in several areas including Malabar Hill, Hindmata, Dharavi, Byculla, Dadar TT, Kabutarkhana at Dadar, King Circle, Nagpada, Santacruz (East) and Marol Maroshi and Andheri subway. Also Read - Former Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse Quits BJP, to Join NCP on Friday
According to a Hindustan Times report, the synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train News: New Directives Issued, All Women Now Allowed to Travel | Check Timings
On Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted intermittent rain in the city and the suburbs over the next 24 hours. The weather department also said that there is a possibility of isolated heavy showers in the suburbs. Isolated heavy to very heavy rain has also been predicted for Konkan and Goa.
Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over the Gujarat region, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Karnataka and Kerala for the next 24 hours. An Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official had said that rain activity is likely to continue for the next four to five days due to an offshore trough that has become active.