Mumbai Rains: BMC Makes Temporary Shelters For Those Stranded Amid Heavy Rainfall, Check List Here
Commuters trudge flooded railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai (Photo Credits: IANS)

Mumbai, September 4: As heavy rains disrupted transportation services across Mumbai, leaving people stranded, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC made temporary shelters in various parts of the city. In a Twitter thread, BMC listed out places where people can take temporary shelter in view of heavy rainfall and suspension of transportation services such as local trains and buses. Catch Mumbai Rains Live News Updates.

"#Mumbaikars , if stranded in the #MumbaiRains please follow this thread, for a list of shelters, you could make home till the water recedes. We will make sure you are taken good care of," one of the tweets by BMC read. The civic body posted a list of locations in central Mumbai and suburbs. Heavy rains paralysed Mumbai on Wednesday for the third time this monsoon. While road and rail traffic was severely affected, flight operations were not hit majorly. Mumbai Rains: All Schools in Maximum City to Remain Closed on September 4 on BMC's Directions as IMD Issues 'Orange Alert'.

Follow This Thread of BMC to Check List of Shelters in Mumbai:

According to the India Meteorological Department, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts averaged a whopping 25-30 cms rains, while Vasai-Virar belt in Palghar got a staggering 50 cms rains in the past 36 hours. A "red alert" was also issued for Mumbai and surrounding districts which could be lashed by very heavy rains over the next two-three days. As a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra government declared a holiday for all public and private schools.

Though local trains on Central, Harbour and Western lines continued to function with hiccups, by noon, the services and long-distance trains had to be suspended due to heavy waterlogging on railway tracks at different locations. Many low-lying areas in the city including Sion, Wadala, Dadar, Parel, Kings Circle, Matunga, Chunabhatti and in suburbs Andheri, Jogeshwari, Santacruz, Malad, Borivali, Mulund, Bhandup, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli, Kurla and surroundings were waterlogged.