Mumbai rains: Normalcy returns in Financial capital but commuting woes continue
Mumbai, July 03: India's financial capital limped back to normalcy on Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday, subsided.
Over 38 people have died in rain related incidents in Mumbai as six days of incessant downpour paralysed India's financial capital which received second highest July rain over a 24-hour period in 44 years after the 2005 flood on Tuesday. The maximum city came to a standstill as rail, air and road traffic were thrown out of gear.
Twenty-two people were killed and 78 injured in a wall collapse incident in the northern suburb of Malad in Mumbai following heavy rains as most parts of the city remain waterlogged.
Since Friday, Mumbai has witnessed three other incidents of wall collapse due to heavy rains. The incessant rains have thrown the city out of gear with traffic and train services being affected. The Met department has predicted heavier showers this week.
The city remained on edge as it received the highest rainfall in a decade, affecting long-distance trains and flights.
Here are the Highlights:
#TravelUpdate : Due to heavy rains and runway restrictions in Mumbai fights to/from Mumbai may be impacted through out the day. Please visit https://t.co/IZ9taT0TOv or SMS UK— Vistara (@airvistara) July 3, 2019
to 9289228888 for updated flight status. Thank you.
Weather Forecast by I.M.D at 08:00 Hours Intermittent rain / showers with isolated heavy falls likely in city and suburbs. . @IMDWeather #Monsoon2019 #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRains #SafeMonsoon pic.twitter.com/FxPbmo0P1j— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 3, 2019