Mumbai News: Severe Waterlogging as City Gets 300mm Rainfall in 6 Hours; Local Trains and BEST Buses Diverted

Mumbai News: Severe Waterlogging as City Gets 300mm Rainfall in 6 Hours; Local Trains and BEST Buses Diverted

Mumbai News: Severe Waterlogging as City Gets 300mm Rainfall in 6 Hours; Local Trains and BEST Buses Diverted

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Heavy rains lead to severe waterlogging and disruption in Mumbai, affecting bus and train services. A yellow alert is issued for the city and surrounding districts.

Mumbai experienced heavy rains early Monday that has resulted in severe waterlogging in numerous parts of the city and causing significant disruptions to transportation. The deluge, which recorded over 300 mm of rainfall in just six hours from 1 am to 7 am impacted both bus and train services across the city.

The Central Railway’s suburban network was particularly affected. The train services are experiencing delays due to waterlogged tracks. 

According to a tweet from the DRM Mumbai CR, “Due to heavy rain in Mumbai suburban & harbour line, train traffic is delayed due to waterlogging. Affected stations include CSMT, CHF, and LTT.”

The Western Railway, however, later reported that they had utilized high-capacity water pumps to clear the tracks, ensuring that the suburban section resumed normal operations. Their tweet read, “Despite heavy downpour, Mumbai Locals in WR’s Suburban section are running normally to ensure a safe commute for Mumbaikars. High-capacity water pumps are being utilized to drain water, and Railway staff across the section are closely monitoring the situation.”

Due to the severe waterlogging, many BEST buses were diverted from their regular routes. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that the heavy rains in some low-lying areas had led to significant waterlogging and the disruption of suburban train services. In response to the situation, the BMC issued a holiday for the first session for all BMC, Government, and Private schools and colleges within the Mumbai BMC area. The decision regarding the next session will be made after assessing the ongoing conditions.

The Regional Meteorological Centre has issued a yellow alert for several districts, including Mumbai and Thane, warning of continued heavy rain today. This advisory is crucial for residents to prepare and stay safe.

Numerous parts of Mumbai, including King’s Circle area, Buntara Bhavan in Kurla East, and Dadar, saw knee-deep water levels. Videos posted by news wire agencies and shared by Twitter users depicted the extent of the flooding and waterlogged streets across the city. The shared clips highlighted the severe conditions faced by residents and the challenges in commuting.

As the city grapples with the aftermath of the heavy rains, the BMC and other local authorities are working diligently to manage the waterlogging and restore normalcy. 

Commuters and residents are advised to stay updated. Do Take necessary precautions to navigate the affected areas safely.