Heavy rainfall whipped Mumbai on Friday resulting in acute water logging in the city. Thane and Navi Mumbai municipal corporations have been alerted of possible heavy rains over the next 48 hours. Heavy rainfall is also throwing traffic out of gear. People on their way to work are stuck in traffic jams. According to the India Meteorological Department, between 8:30 am and 11:30 am on Friday, the weather station at Colaba recorded 16.6 mm of rainfall while the one in Santa Cruz recorded 70 mm of rainfall. The civic body ‘s disaster management officials, however, stated that the rainfall was higher in the city in comparison to the eastern and western suburbs.
More than 30 routes of BEST buses have been diverted due to masisve traffic jams along with waterlogging. Not only this, heavy rains affected train services on both Central and Western Railways. While trains continued to be late, water logging on tracks was witnessed on a large scale. ‘Waterlogging on tracks possible, travel only if required’ announcement was heard on Central Railways. Here’s a look at how people are reacting on Twitter on mumbai rains. Let’s have a look:
T 2339 – #mumbairains .. yes nature has been aggressive .. but do not panic all will be well .. happens to the best cities in the World !!
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 31, 2016
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 5, 2016
This is stay at home & have samosas & chai kind of weather.
Yet some of us have to make a long traffic trudge & work. #mumbairains
— mandira bedi (@mandybedi) August 5, 2016
— Rujuta Diwekar (@RujutaDiwekar) August 5, 2016
Indoors: “Oh, the glory, oh the smell of mud.”
Outdoor: “Baap ki aankh! Band kar, Indra. 4 ghante ho gaye traffic mein!”
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 5, 2016
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.