The problems being faced by Mumbai residents can be seen and in one instance a video, showing a train splashing water on passengers waiting on the platform is going viral.
Heavy rain is lashing Maharashtra capital Mumbai. Many areas in the city is facing heavy water-logging with its rail, air and road network badly hit. The problems being faced by Mumbai residents can be seen and in one instance a video, showing a train splashing water on passengers waiting on the platform is going viral. As per NDTV, the video was filmed at Nallasopara Station on the outskirts of Mumbai. The thrilling video shows a train rushing past the station. As seen in the video, the unsuspecting passengers run for cover but to no avail. Earlier in the day, the residents of Mumbai faced a number of issues as the heavy rains pounded the city and suburbs for the second day.
The rains are disrupting flight operations at the Mumbai airport and delaying suburban train services in the financial capital. An official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management cell said that an untoward incident was reported after the incessant downpour. Schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region have been instructed to remain closed today in view of heavy rains. “Several parts of the metropolis, including South Mumbai, Borivali, Kandivili, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall. However, no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the city,” he said.
Watch | The video which is going viral
Railways should immediately terminate driver of this Mumbai train. Running train like james bond when water is above 5″ over railway tracks. pic.twitter.com/AL5UWFWY9a
— Rajat Bathla (@rajatbath) September 20, 2017
In what brought big troubles, heavy rains were recorded in Mumbai from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 5.30 am on Wednesday. The Colaba observatory recorded 210 mm rain, while the Santacruz observatory recorded 303.7 mm rain in the period, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).