Mumbai: Heavy rains returned to Mumbai, with thunderstorms being witnessed across Thane, North Mumbai, and South Mumbai. The heavy showers began after 2 pm and continued at various places.
Areas like Dadar, Worli, Lalbaug, Bandra, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Thane and Dombivali among others are reported to have received incessant rains. The IMD on Sunday warned of heavy rains in Mumbai and Konkan for the next 72 hours.
According to a report, a tree fell on Harbour line train going towards Andheri station, after which services were affected on the line. Some reports claimed that only CST-Bandra line was functional due to the tree fall. Heavy rainfall is expected in the next 6 hours.
Branches of tree were hanging on OHE on Dn Harbour line bet Santacruz-Vile Parle. Put right at 15.12 hrs. Churchgate-Virar sec was normal
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) September 19, 2017
However, no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the city, said an official attached with the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).However, no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the city, said an official attached with the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). He said the civic administration and other agencies have geared up to tackle any eventuality arising out of the rains.Both road and train traffic, including the suburban rail network, remain unaffected by the downpour, the official added. As per information received from the Colaba observatory, the north Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, is expected to receive more rains. “Some places are expected to receive heavy showers. Therefore, we have alerted citizens to take precaution,” he said. -Inputs from PTI
The MET Department on Monday reported that, “Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Goa are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places, isolated places in Greater Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Nasik, Nandurbar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pune Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli and Solapur”
On August 29, this year, another flood-like situation took place in Mumbai. The BMC was criticised for being unprepared to deal with heavy rain and water logging and failing to alert residents on time. On that day, parts of the city had received as much as 315 mm rainfall. Across the city, waterlogging and flooding-like situation was witnessed, and people were left stranded. All three railway lines had to be shut down due to incessant rains.
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