Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended
As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals. The bad weather affected as many as 84 flights, delaying them by several minutes. Bus routes have gone for a toss as the authorities are diverting many due to flooding. Yesterday, schools remained closed, traffic jams hit movement, and roads remained waterlogged.
Mumbai and its adjoining regions have been battling constant heavy downpour since Saturday. At least six people have died till now by electrocution, drowning, or being run over by vehicles. Several areas including Andheri, Kurla, Milan, Sion, King's Circle, Hindamata and Matunga largely remained submerged. Many locations in Vasai remained cut off. Teams had to be sent in with food and water supplies.
After overnight rains flooded the tracks at Nallasopara, Western Railway services between Virar and Vasai stations were suspended. Trains on Central Railway's Main, Harbour and Trans-harbour Lines kept running, but were delayed. The Tulsi lake has started overflowing, presenting risks to those staying nearby. BEST buses, unable to enter waterlogged areas, were diverted on at least 14 routes.
The looting spree continuing unabated.. no takers. Govt sleeping cant ask @Uber_India not to do extortion to the hapless Ppl stuck in #MumbaiRain by charging 4 times normal fare @CMOMaharashtra @Dev_Fadnavis @PMOIndia @MumbaiPolice @Uber_Support @RajThackeray @AUThackeray pic.twitter.com/BMj1nJA2uR— arshia ladak (@ArshiaLadak) July 10, 2018
Meanwhile, the Met office, which earlier predicted heavy rains till tomorrow, has now extended its forecast. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar till July 13, it said. It has been attributed to "the low-pressure system on the east coast" intensifying the "offshore trough extending from Gujarat to Kerala."
Since Saturday, heavy rains have lashed parts of Mumbai and neighboring Navi Mumbai and Kalyan. Dahanu in Palghar recorded 354mm rainfall yesterday- the highest in the country in the last 24 hours. Last week, a part of the Gokhale Road overbridge connecting Andheri East and West collapsed. Over 100 people were rescued from the Chinchoti waterfall Sunday after water levels rose suddenly amid rains.
While we are panicking about the weather, train schedules and waterlogging, some in #Mumbai find joy in #MumbaiRains.— Mumbai Live (@MumbaiLiveNews) July 10, 2018
Kudos to the spirit of Mumbaikars!
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