Mumbai traffic update: As heavy rains lash city, waterlogging causes 40 min congestion on Eastern Express Highway near Sion; see pics

Priyanka NavalkarUpdated: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 04:03 PM IST
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Mumbai traffic update: As heavy rains lash city, waterlogging causes 40 min congestion on Eastern Express Highway near Sion; see pics |

Amid the first spell of the monsoons on Wednesday, the city observed waterlogging at several spots, leading to traffic congestion and diversion. The waterlogging badly hit the vehicular movement, continuing till afternoon, on the Western Express Highway (WEH) and Eastern Express Highway (EEH), as congestion went up to 40-45 minutes. Moreover, traffic police also shut four subways in suburbs-- Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad due to waterlogging, largely making diversions or taking a longer route to reach their destination.

Traffic stands at a stand still on a flooded road following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 9, 2021.

Traffic stands at a stand still on a flooded road following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 9, 2021. | AFP


Commuters make their way through flooded roads following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 9, 2021

Commuters make their way through flooded roads following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 9, 2021 | AFP

Mumbai Police appealed to the citizens in a tweet to stay indoors and not venture out unless necessary, and if they are stepping out, police advised them to plan their travel accordingly. In a Twitter post, Mumbai Police informed that there was waterlogging at Netaji Palkar Chowk, S.V. Road Baherambaug Junction, Sakkar Panchayat Chowk, Neelam Junction, Govandi, Hindamata Junction, Iqbal Kamani Junction, Dharavi Restaurant, Dharavi, Sion Junction, King Circle.

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Meanwhile, there was a slow moving traffic at Asalpha Road due to waterlogging. Police said that their personnel are present at the location to provide any assistance to the motorists with diversion, direction and traffic update. While there was a major congestion on the EEH between Sion and Vikhroli, with bumper to bumper traffic, the vehicular movement had been dragged down to over 45 minutes delay. The SV Road near Santacruz (W) had also been waterlogged, leading to slow moving traffic.

A Twitter user posted on the social networking site, "@mumbaitraffic water logging under Kalina flyover of the Western Express Highway. Stuck in traffic for more than an hour. Please help @mtptraffic".

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