The heavy rainfall for the last two days lashed the satellite city and waterlogging was reported in many areas. While there was no major incident reported, waterlogging at roads and underpasses or subways caused traffic congestion and inconvenience to residents.
Residents of developing node Ulwe faced heavy waterlogging along the Uran-Belapur highway. Around 200 meters stretch, along the Vahal village on the highway, was flooded up to 4 to 5 feet water level. The work of 10 lanes road has been completed recently. Motorists were forced to take the flyover to cross the stretch. However, residents of Ulwe have to take a U-turn almost two km ahead of the turn for the node. Owais Khan, a Ulwe resident told that he drove almost two and a half km ahead towards Uran to take a U-turn to enter the Ulwe node. A number of vehicles were struck along the highway. A school bus from Nerul, while ferrying students to Ulwe node, was stuck near Vahal village. Locals and other motorists pushed the bus to restart and moved it out of the waterlogging area.
Even the subways at Turbhe near Janta Market, Sanpada railway station, Khandeshwar station and Shirvane village saw waterlogging in the last two days. While the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) had claimed cleaning of nullah and gutters completely, however, shopkeepers at Mafco market in APMC refuted the claim. Many shopkeepers at Mafco marker said that they saw around 5 to 6 inches of waterlogging inside their shops. They alleged that only a ritual is done every year in the name of monsoon preparation.
Meanwhile, the NMMC area received an average of 105.88 mm of rainfall from Tuesday at 5.30 pm. The maximum rainfall was reported in the Nerul ward at 138.8 mm. The civic jurisdiction also witnessed six trees fall and one short circuit and one fire call on Tuesday.
As per the Disaster Management of CIDCO, there were two waterlogging incidents on Tuesday in Ulwe and Taloja. In addition, six trees falling, a short-circuit and one fire were reported under the NMMC jurisdiction. In the last three days, the NMMC jurisdiction saw more than 350 mm of average rainfall.
Rainfall details till 5.30 pm on Tuesday:
Nerul- 136.8 mm
Koparkhairane – 90.6 mm