Heavy rain overnight and this morning battered several parts of Mumbai,leading to flooding and travel Chaos.
This is the heaviest spell of rain in the financial capital since 2005, Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray said. “198 mm rain in four hours is a huge amount of rain.Any city in the world will collapse with such rain,” Thackeray said.The local trains,a lifeline for Mumbai’s 20 million residents have been stopped in the city and all offices,except emergency services are closed.
Several areas are waterlogged in the city,hampering the movement of people.Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended.However,shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan are operating as of now,Mumbai’s Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed.
Mumbai and a few neighbouring District are on red alert for “Extremely Heavy Rainfall” today and tomorrow.
Apart from Mumbai,the alert has been issued for Thane,Ratnagiri, Pune and Raigad districts of Maharashtra.The rain and its severe impact come at a time Mumbai is struggling with Coronavirus.