As heavy downpour lashed the city of Mumbai, rail and road traffic came to a halt with waterlogged localities and traffic snarls during peak hour. Incessant rains have led to waterlogging in South and Central Mumbai along with the eastern and western suburbs. The city came to a standstill with traffic moving at snail’s pace in both the western and eastern highways. Heavy rains lashed the state of Maharashtra in the last few days leading to water logging in many towns and causing lot of distress to the locals. Earlier this week, a British-era bridge collapsed near Mahad in Raigad district, about 170 kilometres from Mumbai killing nearly 20 people.
With flooded tracks near Sion-Kurla, the Central Railway came to a halt which delayed the Western and Harbour Line by 15-30 minutes. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a high tide warning of 4.55 metres at 1:38pm today. The department has also predicted heavy rains in the coastal region of Konkan in the next 48 hours. Along with road and rail traffic, all domestic and international flights have also been delayed by at least half-an-hour due to traffic congestion, low visibility, etc. However, one flight has been diverted and none have been cancelled so far. The neighbouring districts of Thane, Raigad and Palghar also witnessed a slow traffic on the busy link route connecting Mumbai with Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad and Nashik.