Mumbai, Jul 14: Heavy rains in Mumbai crippled normal life on Tuesday, Jul 14. The heavy down pour accompanied by gusty winds since last evening led to traffic snarls at various places.
Suburban trains were also running late due to water logging on the tracks. Several low lying areas including King's circle, Sion, Andheri Milan subway, Hind Mata were inundated.
Visibility at Mumbai International Airport was described as poor. Airport sources said visibility was restricted to just 800 feet this morning.
Water logging was reported at the Wadala truck terminus, Maratha Mandir, Khar, Andheri subways, Govandi and deonar colonies. For past many years monsoon rains have been playing havoc in the state bringing about chaos in the entire region.
According to the city's municipal officers, about a billion rupees are spent each year on bracing the city for the monsoon downpours. Yet rains continue to disrupt normal life.