Heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai, its surroundings and large parts of Maharashtra for the third consecutive day on Monday, hitting normal life and disrupting rail and road traffic.
According to the latest tweet by Disaster Management, Mumbai received 54% of rainfall of average annual rainfall till Monday in 20 rain days. The total rainwater accumulated in the city which is pumped into the sea is approximately 37,550 MLD which is equivalent to the storage capacity of 35,744 MLD of Tulsi and Virar Lake.
According to reports, Popular Terrace CHS, in Borivali has been evacuated after a complaint was received that the structure had weakened and was unsafe.
Due to incessant rainfall, Dadar's Parsi Colony is severely waterlogged. According to details by Skymet Weather, more showers expected in the evening.
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) July 9, 2018
According to Skymet Weather, while Santacruz observatory has recorded 76 mm rainfall till 5:30 pm, the Colaba observatory has recorded 105 mm rainfall. The weather body say more rain is expected over the next two days.
A huge traffic jam is being reported from the Eastern Express Highway between Dadar and Sion. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Rains have stopped in some areas and have slowed down in certain areas too. The Met department has warned of more heavy rains over the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, no decision has been taken yet on whether schools and colleges will be open or shut tomorrow.
Amid heavy rains, the skywalk at Malad station has been shut down citing "unsafe condition".
Maharashtra DGIPR says all schools, colleges, government and semi government offices in Mumbai will remain shut post lunch due to heavy rains.
#मुंबई शहर आणि उपनगर परिसरात आज,दि.९ जुलै रोजी अतिवृष्टी मुसळधार पावसाचा अंदाज. त्यामुळे बृहन्मुंबई व मुंबई उपनगर जिल्हा क्षेत्रातील शाळा, महाविद्यालये व शासकीय, निमशासकीय कार्यालये आज दुपारच्या सत्रात बंद ठेवण्याचे निर्देश. #MumbaiRains
— MAHARASHTRA DGIPR (@MahaDGIPR) July 9, 2018
Mumbai, July 9: Incessant rains in Mumbai continued for the third day on Monday as Mumbaikars prepared to head out for work after a rainy weekend. It has been raining continuously in some parts of Mumbai since Saturday now and the Met department as well as Skymet weather have warned of more rains till Wednesday. Waterlogging and train delays were reported on Monday morning from some parts of the city and suburbs. Stay with us for Live updates on Mumbai rains today and forecast.
Local trains on all lines were running late by at least 10-15 minutes, said commuters on the Mumbai helpline app m-indicator. There were also reports of waterlogging in areas like Virar and Vasai as people took to tweeting updates. Schools & offices remain open amid heavy rainfall and flooding.
On Sunday, a portion of a three-storey building collapsed in Kurla West amid incessant rains. Routes of BEST buses also had to be diverted due to non stop rains in some areas leading to waterlogging. Meanwhile, people also tweeted out to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to know if schools and colleges were open as there has been no official word on the same.