Mumbai, July 24 : Commuters are in trouble in Mumbai as Suburban train services are running with delay of 10 to 15 minutes on main line between Kurla and Sion, due to water logging in low lying areas of this section.
After a week’s lull, monsoon revived with full force in Mumbai, coastal Konkan and other parts of Maharashtra, disrupting normal life, here on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai on Tuesday night after the IMD issued an alert stating that a cyclonic circulation would bring more showers to the city in the next two days. The city woke up to water-logging in many low-lying areas, flooded railway tracks and huge traffic snarls.
Water logging in Mumbai slowed down traffic and submerged railway tracks at Sion.Central Railway Public Relations Officer (CR PRO) said, ” Suburban train services are running on all four corridors of Central Railway. However, there’s a delay of 10 to 15 minutes on main line between Kurla and Sion, due to water logging in low lying areas of this section.”
Eight people were injured after three cars collided in Mumbai due to low visibility in heavy rain. The accident happened in west Mumbai’s Andheri this morning.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain in the city today as well. Around 51 mm of rain was recorded in just a span of three hours till 5:30 am today, almost five times the average rainfall recorded in a day in Mumbai.
The IMD here has forecast bouts of heavy rain with intermittent showers for Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri in the next two days.
Office-goers and students alike were hit due to crawling traffic, besides suburban trains running late by 15-25 minutes on the Western Railway and Central Railway.
Important roads in some parts of the city and suburbs like Parel, Dadar, Wadala, Kurla, Sion, Tilak Nagar, Andheri, Santacruz, Khar, Goregaon, Malad and other pockets were flooded seriously hampering traffic flow and pedestrian movement, leading to traffic diversions.
According to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control, since midnight till 7 a.m. today, the city recorded 171.0 mm rain and suburbs notched 58.2 mm rain.