As a result of the continuous rainfall in Mumbai, Tulsi Lake, one of the seven catchment areas providing water to the economic capital, overflowed on Monday morning.Also Read - Maharashtra Floods: Death Toll Rises to 164, NDRF Calls Off Rescue Ops in Landslide-hit Raigad
Tulsi – located in Sanjay Gandhi Gandhi National Park (SGNP) – crossed its capacity mark of 139.17 m today. Last year, it had overflowed on August 14. Also Read - Maharashtra Floods: 149 Dead, 64 Missing; Ajit Pawar to Visit Satara on Monday | Updates
The overflowing of the Tusli Lake will help Mumbaikars deal with the water woes to some extent. Also Read - Monsoon Mayhem: Rains Claim Over 130 Lives in Maharashtra, 'Red Alert' For Karnataka on Sunday | 10 Points
The water quantum in the seven lakes supplying water to the city stood at 5.50 lakh million litres on Monday. To meet the city’s requirements for entire year, the total stock in the lakes needs to be over 14 lakh million litres.
Other than Tulsi Lake, Vihar Lake is also located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Heavy rain have been lashing Mumbai, leaving large parts of the city waterlogged. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a fresh warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining districts. The fresh downpour has brought back traffic woes for the city. Stay with us to catch live news updates on Mumbai rain and local trains status.
The water-logging in Sion, Andheri, Ghatkopar, Hindmata Circle in Parel, King’s Circle in Matunga and several other areas forced the Mumbai Traffic Police to divert traffic.
The downpour flooded low-lying areas of Parel, Dharavi, Matunga and King’s Circle in Mumbai and towns in the neighbouring Thane district, including Diva, Dombivali, Kalyan and Ambernath, as per media reports.