New Delhi: Mumbai and its neighbouring districts seem far from getting any relief from the heavy spell of shower, with the weather department predicting another couple of days of intense rainfall.
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Mumbai is currently inundated due to the intense rain shower that lashed the city on Friday. As many as seven flights were cancelled in the morning today and eight or nine flights diverted. This comes after 17 flights were diverted from the Mumbai airport on Friday evening and four were made to do a ‘go-around’.
The BMC tweeted a warning against venturing out today, early in the morning that read, “As per the weather information by IMD at 5.45 am, heavy rainfall is likely to occur in next couple of hours. Please avoid venturing around the sea and DO NOT open manholes. Call 1916 or tweet to us for any assistance.”
Also, local trains are running on all sections except Kalyan-Karjat/Khopoli due to heavy rainfall leading to overflowing of Ulhas river between Ambarnath-Badlapur-Vangani, tweeted Central Railways.
Meanwhile, the Mahalaxmi Express has been held up between Badlapur and Wangani with around 2,000 passengers on board, a team of National Disaster Response Force has been rushed to the spot.
In middle of this chaos, here’s a look at how Mumbaikars are tweeting about the situation: