Mumbai: Waterlogging and slow movement of local trains caused by overnight rainfall

On Friday morning, several parts of Mumbai city woke up submerged in water.

After waterlogging was caused due to overnight rainfall, on Friday morning several parts of Mumbai city woke up submerged in water. Along with diversions in bus routes in Mumbai, the rainfall has led to delay in train movements as well, according to a report released by India Today.

Over the next few hours, more heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Suburban areas has been predicted by the weather department while the IMD had mentioned that more rainfall is expected over the next two to three hours around 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

Waterlogging has already been reported by several low-lying areas in the suburbs of Mumbai, while at 4:26 p.m., a high tide of 4.8 meters is expected which can cause a further crisis.

Accompanied by lightning, intense spells of rainfall shall be received by Mumbai and surrounding areas as mentioned by Mumbai IMD at 7:00 a.m. on Friday. Similar predictions have been made for Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mumbai, and parts of the Raigad district adjoining the Arabian Sea, as confirmed by IMD Mumbai.

The traffic Movement in the city is bound to get disrupted by the heavy rainfall in Mumbai along with the waterlogging, while the train and Air Traffic routes remain clear as of now.

In Kurla and Sion areas of Mumbai, 13 bus diversions have already been announced by the Mumbai bus operators, while at areas such as Chunabhatti and Sion, water has entered some of the train tracks.

 

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