Metropolitan regions in Mumbai have faced continuous rainfall for the fifth day on Tuesday. Rainfall at Santacruz and Colaba stations were measured and recorded in a three-digit figure by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in the last 48-hours. The rainfall figures were recorded from July 17, 8 AM to July 18, 8 AM. The Indian Meteorological Department said that the city is likely to face sporadic rainfall overall with heavy showers in a few areas.
The department of traffic police is geared up for the ongoing construction work on Metro and the potholes are likely to cause a problem to motorists. Traffic congestion has been reported in areas like Goregaon, Hindmata, Parel, Mulund, and Powai. People traveling on the Western Express Highway and the Jogeshwari–Vikhroli Link Road had to overcome large potholes during their journey. “The Santacruz station of Mumbai IMD recorded 163 mm of rainfall, while Colaba registered 107 mm of showers in last 24-hours,” said the Director of IMD-Mumbai, Sunil Kamble on Tuesday.
Serious waterlogging was reported at Linking Road in Bandra, Swami Vivekanand Road, and Vaikunthlal Mehta. The Western Express Highway and the Santacruz Chembur Link Road had a slow throughout the day, especially during the late hours. Stretched and prolonged queues of vehicles were seen on the Eastern Freeway and Eastern Express Highway in the evening.
According to Google Maps, there was a rage in traffic on the Arey flyover on the Western Express Highway. There was a huge delay in traffic on that particular spot. The jam extended on the entire route with traffic extending up to the Dindoshi flyover. The local trains on the Western, Central and Harbour lines were running late by 5-10 minutes on Tuesday. The Modak Sagar overflowed and then did the Powai lake. A lake named Tansa that is known to supply potable water to the City started overflowing in the evening by 4:55 PM.