Waterlogging reported in Navi Mumbai, Met department issues warning for Thane, Palghar

Waterlogging reported in Navi Mumbai, Met department issues warning for Thane, Palghar

July 1, 2019 0 By Rajesh Agrawal

The Meteorological Department warned of “extremely heavy” rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on 2,4 and 5 July. A few places in Mumbai could get heavy to very heavy rainfall Monday and Tuesday, it added.

Mumbai witnessed 93 mm of rainfall and Palghar area received 361 mm in the last 24 hours. General Manager of Western and Central Railways A K Gupta with senior officers has been constantly and closely supervising the situation from Mumbai Central Control Room to “keep the wheels of local trains rolling,” tweets Western Railways.

BEST buses have been diverted due to waterlogging at Sion road no 24, Hindmata Cinema, King Circle, Pratiksha Nagar, Sangam Nagar in Wadala, RCF colony in Chembur, Anushakti Nagar and SV Road in Bandra. Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for the fourth consecutive day today, leaving the financial capital struggling with waterlogging, choked drains, traffic jams and cancellations and delays in trains.

Commuters in the Central line have been affected due to delayed trains in Sion, Kurla and Kalyan. Intense spells of rainfall likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next two hours, the India Meteorological Department has predicted. Twitter users shared vides and cautioned others on avoiding Lower Parel, Dadar and Sion stations at all costs.

Mumbai has been witnessing relentless heavy downpour from Sunday night and many parts of the city are expected to continue to see good showers today, according to the weather department. Train tracks in Sion, Matunga and Kurla stations were submerged. The rains, which have been intense in many parts of the city including Andheri, Kurla, Bandra, Charni Road, Santa Cruz, BKC and others, has resulted in water logging on streets and railway tracks causing inconvenience to people.

Local trains in Mumbai are running late after waterlogging on railway tracks due to heavy overnight rain in the city. Several short and long-distance trains have also been delayed or cancelled. At least 100 mm of rainfall was recorded between 4 and 5 am on Monday, with more than 360 mm recorded overnight.

Following incessant rains through the night and early morning on Monday, severe water-logging was reported in parts of Ghatkopar, Palghar and Sion. Several commuters also tweeted images of a flooded Palghar station. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has diverted traffic in following areas: Gandhi Market traffic diverted via Bhau Daji Road and Sulochana Shetty Road. Also, traffic from National College in SV Road Bandra West has been diverted via Link Road.

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