Mumbai, July 11: According to latest news coming from Mumbai, a massive traffic jam has been reported from the Western Express Highway due to the Metro crane break down at Pushpa Park in Malad. Mumbai police also tweeted about the incident and informed that there indeed is a traffic jam due to the breakdown of the crane and the traffic backlog is upto Magathane. Check the tweet by Mumbai police:
Slow Traffic On Western Exp. Highway due to breakdown of a Metro Crane at Pushpa Park (South Bound). Backlog upto Magathane #TrafficUpdate
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 11, 2018
A few Twitterati also tweeted about the incident. Check one such tweet from a Mumbaikar:
Every next day same issues . Traffic Jam starts from thakur complex towrds Andheri on western express highway. We r standstil of 20 mns at same place. No efforts are seen texting watsapp (traffic helpline). Sometime get acknolwdgement wen u reach Andheri after 3 hours 🤣 pic.twitter.com/dI00TMgl6M
— Hemali Nair (@NairHemali) July 11, 2018
Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas crippling life in the city for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday. The heavy downpour flooded streets, rail tracks and disrupted traffic in various areas across the city. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. The Tulsi lake, which is a major source of supply water also overflowed due to the heavy showers in the city.
According to reports, the heavy rainfall on Tuesday was believed to be the highest of the season so far in a day. Water-logging was reported from several low-lying areas in Mumbai with people seen wading through knee-deep water. Vehicles on many roads were seen crawling because of the rain and low visibility, while potholes compounded the problem.
According to Western Railways, about 450 passengers were rescued by a team of NDRF from 12928 Vadodara Express which was standing between Nallsopara and Virar amidst waterlogging on Tuesday. Reports informed that all passengers were been brought to Nallasopara station and buses were arranged to transport them. Check all the live breaking news and updates about Mumbai rains here.