Mumbai, June 19: Incessant rains lashing Mumbai since Thursday night. Normal life in the city has been disrupted. Train services on the busy Central, Harbour and Western lines have been suspended due to water-logging.
Thousands of commuters, bound for offices and other work places, were caught unaware at suburban stations around the city as railways announced suspension of services.
While Central line connects Mumbai CST to far-flung areas like Kasara, Badlapur, Ambernath etc, Harbour Line connects CST to Panvel. Western line starts from Churchgate and is recently extended up to Dahanu.
Schools, colleges were closed on Friday, June 19. University examinations, where scheduled to be held on Friday, have been called off.
Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with comments, jokes, anger. Many people from Mumbai have been sharing pictures of rains and its aftereffect as #MumbaiRains has been trending since Friday morning.
Here are a few reactions from Twitter:
Imp Msg to Office Goers... Do not divert towards Lonavla....... You may meet your boss there..😄😜 #MumbaiRains— navinpatel (@patelnavin91) June 19, 2015
Now I can remove that boat I had bought for a day like this ! #MumbaiRains— Advait Nemlekar (@AdvaitNemlekar) June 19, 2015
A boat would be a better mode of transportation than a car. Roadways looking more like waterways #mumbairains— himanshu kapil (@76ontherocks) June 19, 2015
#MumbaiRains One minute silence for those who stay near to their offices....happy monsoon!!— Mukul Dekhane (@c6f82d1bed4049f) June 19, 2015
#MumbaiRains Land level in mumbai is below sea level and hence heavy rain find hard to drain in to sea.— Abhay Anand (@ABHAY_1987) June 19, 2015
That awkward felling when all colleges are close or as I like to say everyone is bunking college and I have no college to bunk. #MumbaiRains— Yash (@TheJoshya) June 19, 2015
To all Mumbaikars. . Take care and Stay Safe!! #MumbaiRains please stop playing politics over this issue at least!!! Phew..— Priyank zala (@87pzzzz) June 19, 2015
Got a leave from my office today thanks to #MumbaiRains— Rohan Thakker (@rohan8493) June 19, 2015
BMC once again failed on #MumbaiRains— Deepak Pal (@Deepakpal) June 19, 2015