These videos, tweeted by verified handles, show how the rains lashed the city and caused disruption in city's day to day life.
Heavy rains on Tuesday lashed Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai, leaving the city paralysed. The rain-caused havoc has affected the railways, road and air traffic of the city badly. Now, a number of videos showing vehicles floating in the waters have emerged. These videos, tweeted by verified handles, show how the rains lashed the city and caused disruption in city’s day to day life. Along with Mumbai, the adjoining cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane regions were also hit. The flood-like situation created caused suburban train services to get delayed and left vehicles crawling through water-logged roads in low-lying areas. Authorities have issued a number of guidelines, while the chief minister and the prime minister have asked people to take necessary precautions. About the traffic congestion, Press Trust of India says that jams are being reported on all major arterial roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg as the rains continued since last night.
Rain also lashed the low-lying areas of Parel and Sion. Mumbai’s lifeline – its railway network – was also badly hit by the water-lodging. PTI reports that the services on all the three lines – western, central and harbour – were disrupted. Civic officials told PTI that water-logging has been reported on tracks in Andheri and Bandra.
Here are shocking videos of Mumbai rains
Watch | Car submerged in water in Mumbai’s Dadar due to water logging after incessant rain.
— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2017
Watch | “Pls be home safe,” Tweets actor Ranjha Vikram Singh
— Ranjha Vikram Singh (@actranjhavikram) August 29, 2017
Watch | Video tweeted by actor Naved Jafri
— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) August 29, 2017
Watch | Video from Hind Mata. Courtesy: Maharashtra Times
— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) August 29, 2017
Watch | Rain lashed Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took a stock of situation in Mumbai in wake of heavy rains which lashed the city. Modi also spoke to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured Centre’s complete support. “Spoke to Maharashtra CM @Dev_Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rain in Mumbai & surrounding areas. @CMOMaharashtra (sic),” PM Modi tweeted. “Centre assures all possible support to the Government of Maharashtra in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state, (sic)” he added. Modi further urged the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas to stay safe and take all essential precautions in the wake of the heavy rain. Earlier, Chief Minister also took a stock of the situation and allowed its employees to leave early.