Mumbai, June 29: Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains as financial capital was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains this monsoon that marked its most delayed arrival in the city in 45 years.
Three persons were killed and five injured in rain-related incidentsin Mumbai. According to BMC, Mumbai City received 127 mm rainfall, western suburbs received 170 mm rainfall and eastern suburbs received 197mm rainfall, in last 24 hours; According to IMD, heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai today.
India Meteorological Department, Mumbai, said, ” Very active monsoon conditions over west coast, with deep westerlies. Heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai, Thane and around west coast.”
Mumbai witnessed the first spell of heavy rains of this monsoon yesterday and more rains have been forecast for today. Normal lives were immensely affected as it left the city struggling with familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains.
The Met office has predicted ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ in Konkan region and Mumbai in the next 24 hours. Waterlogging was reported from areas like Dadar, Wadala, Worli, Kurla, Chembur, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivili, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg and Bhandup, among others.