Mumbai rains updates: Downpour to continue; flights, trains, road traffic hit
Mumbai, July 01: Monsoon may have had a delayed start in Mumbai but in the two days that it poured in the city, Mumbai residents are having a tough time battling discomfort caused by the continuous rainfall. Heavy to very heavy showers have been lashing the city throughout the night.
The heavy downpour have resulted in water logging on the streets and also on the railway tracks.
At 11.11 am today, high tides are expected and if heavy rains keep lashing the parts of Mumbai, normal life could be disrupted due to waterlogging.
Over twenty-two people were killed and seven were injured in Maharashtra in rain-related incidents, even as the dry spell continued in most parts of north India which was reeling under sweltering heat. In Maharashtra's Thane district, two people died of electrocution in separate incidents caused by incessant rains on late Friday night.
Mumbai rains Highlights:
#WRUpdates. Passengers may kindly note further rescheduling / short termination & change in departing/originating station of trains due to heavy water logging on tracks at Palghar in morning hours. pic.twitter.com/5WBiuK2K06— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 1, 2019
With a view to closely monitor the situation in Borivali-Mira Road- Virar section due to #MumbaiRains & high tides, regular inspection is being done by Shri V K Tripathi, AGM WR. Sr Officers are keeping close watch on improving the situation. #Alert #WRUpdates #mumbaimonsoon pic.twitter.com/LwbIzSahLW— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 1, 2019
Construction material has been cleared from OHE at Marine Lines but whole construction site is being examined for further precautions. Trains are running on fast lines only between Churchgate & Mumbai Central. Some Slow trains are being reversed from Mumbai Central. pic.twitter.com/HPapbXEulQ— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 1, 2019