Mumbai's first rains this monsoon cause waterlogging, traffic snarls
Mumbai, Jul 7: As the political drama was reaching the climax, Mumbai witnessed its first rain this monsoon which led to waterlogging and traffic snarls across the city.
According to IMD, the eastern suburbs reported moderate rainfall of 58.6 mm and the western suburbs witnessed 78.69 mm rainfall between 8 am to 8 pm. The weather-monitoring agency said that the commercial capital of India will record heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours.
The incessant rainfall in the city led to severe water-logging, and roads and lanes in the Lower Parel area were inundated in rainwater, ANI said.
The IMD has issued an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall) in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg for the next 24 hours.
There were two incidents of house or roof collapses. However, no casualty has been reported. In as many as 10 places, tree fall incidents have been reported.
Meanwhile, the clips of waterlogged roads and the impact of the torrential rains on the city have gone viral on social media sites.