Due to the high tide alert issued by Indian Meteorological Department at 4:40 p.m, the Mumbai police issued an advisory to Mumbaikars to avoid going towards seaside, sitting on the tetrapods or on promenades facing the water.
According to Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police(Operations) and Mumbai Police Spokesperson, “We request the public to avoid water logging areas unless absolutely necessary. We request the people to co-operate with the policemen on duty.”
For commuters stuck on the road, the Mumbai police asked the stranded commuters to dial 100 or tweet on the twitter handle of Mumbai police. The D B Marg police station staff advised the public at Girgaon Chowpatty to avoid entering in water because of high tide. Due to water logging, traffic was slow moving at Kurla Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg near Surve Junction, Kurla depot, Shital talkies and Kamani Junction. Traffic was slow moving at Santacruz-Chembur Link road and towards Buddha colony at Kurla.
Traffic was slow moving at Kala Nagar at Bandra, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) ground. Due to water logging, there was traffic jam from Chembur to Bandra Kurla complex.
Three school buses of Arya Vidya Mandir were stuck near Lokmanya Tilak hospital at Sion.
There was water logging at Parel, Sion, Nana Chowk, Byculla at Lovelane and Babulnath. Bandra-Worli sea link remained closed on Tuesday evening.
According to Reema Mehta (35), an advertising professional who commutes from Bandra to her workplace at Parel, “The trains have stopped functioning.I have been waiting outside Parel station for the last one and a half hours, the taxi drivers are simply refusing to ply. I am worried regarding how I shall return home.