1. Monsoon hits Mumbai hard, horror gridlock on Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Monsoon hits Mumbai hard, horror gridlock on Bandra-Worli Sea Link

If it is monsoon and you are in Mumbai, then most probably you are stuck in a traffic jam, somewhere. While that is all part of the humdrum existence on a daily basis, for some Mumbaiites and visitors, the day turned into an unintended adventure when the gridlock caught them squarely stuck on the famous Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge in rough seas and even harsher winds.

By: | Published: June 28, 2016 8:43 PM

If it is monsoon and you are in Mumbai, then most probably you are stuck in a traffic jam, somewhere. While that is all part of the humdrum existence on a daily basis, for some Mumbaiites and visitors, the day turned into an unintended adventure when the gridlock caught them squarely stuck on the famous Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge in rough seas and even harsher winds.

Definitely a memorable experience, but for those who are in a hurry to reach home or attend to sick ones or otherwise engaged, it was a truly mind-numbing, frustrating experience.

The Mumbai Sea Link cuts traffic time to a bare minimum, but today, the mammoth deluge that struck the city caused the traffic to back up for miles. At best it crawled and at worst it remained stationary for 10-15 minutes at a stretch.

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The visibility too was down to metres making things worse.

On paper at least, the Sea Link has a speed limit of 50 km/hr but the situation on the ground enforced a zero progress rate.

To make things worse, the IMD forecast says that more rain is on the way and relief from jams for Mumbaiites will take a while.

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