Monsoon 2021: IMD issues very heavy Rain alert in Mumbai for next 3 days
The Southwest Monsoon made landfall in Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Wednesday.
Mumbai: The Southwest Monsoon (Monsoon 2021) made landfall in Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Wednesday and heavy rains on the very first day inundated many places in the country's financial capital and its suburbs, affecting normal life.
Along with road traffic, local train services were also disrupted. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai and neighboring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy rain at some places.
Heavy Rain in Mumbai:
Heavy rains inundated various parts of Mumbai forcing the traffic police to shut down four subways while many drivers were forced to leave their vehicles on the roads. Local train services were also disrupted, which were plying only for workers engaged in health and other essential services.
Somnath Gharge, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Western Suburban, said, "We have closed four subways due to water logging up to two feet at some places. However, traffic is smooth on SV Road, Linking Road and Western Express Highway."
Visibility has reduced due to heavy rains and the risk of accidents has increased, the official said. Therefore, traffic police personnel have been deployed on the roads to prevent such incidents. He said that cranes are being used to clear the vehicles stuck on the roads. Meanwhile, the police have appealed to the people of Mumbai not to come out of their homes unnecessarily.
The suburban train services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Vashi in neighboring Thane and Navi Mumbai have been suspended due to water logging on the tracks, officials said. According to the IMD, western suburb Santa Cruz recorded 164.8 mm of rain in the six hours from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, while Colaba in south Mumbai recorded 32.2 mm of rain during this period.
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