MUMBAI: Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind their schedules and slow-moving traffic is being reported from several areas after the city saw heavy rains last night and this morning. As low-lying areas in the city reported water logging, Mumbai’s civic body officials placed pumps on stand-by in neighbourhoods that are prone to water-logging.
Residents in Chembur were seen wading through water-logged streets with their pants rolled up. No casualties have been reported after a wall collapsed in Antop Hil in Wadala.
The downpour led to water-logged subways in Andheri, Khar and Malad and affected the traffic, Mumbai police said. A container broke down on a bridge on the Eastern Express Highway, leading to slow-moving traffic during the morning rush hour.
On Sunday, Mumbai recorded the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, a Met department official said. “Expect showers to be as intense today as well,” private weather forecaster Skymet said.