Mumbai, September 4: With rains continuing to wreak havoc in Mumbai, the city's civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - left netizens confused after asking Twitter users to not to pay heed to "rumours" of heavy rain alert. Even as the social media handle of BMC posted this tweet, massive downpour continued across the city, crippling major modes of public and private transport. Live Updates of Mumbai Rains.
The BMC tweet came amid a "red alert" issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), asking netizens to remain indoors unless necessitated for the next 24 hours. A high tide was also set to hit the city at 3:17pm today, leaving Mumbai at a heightened risk of waterlogging.
"Please don’t believe in any rumours regarding the high rainfall alert. Please confirm all your doubts on 1916 or our twitter handle. Request you to follow official accounts of departments for factual information," the civic body said in a tweet which left social media users confused.
See BMC Tweet Below:
Please don’t believe in any rumours regarding the high rainfall alert. Please confirm all your doubts on 1916 or our twitter handle. Request you to follow official accounts of departments for factual information #MumbaiRainsLive #MumbaiRain #MCGMUpdates
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) September 4, 2019
Here's How Netizens Reacted:
BMC is like. pic.twitter.com/cQSx6rySeX
— TS (@alertcitizen_07) September 4, 2019
'Red Alert Already Issued'
It's raining hell and BMC says don't believe in rumours of heavy rainfall.
— GameOn (@TweetSaheb) September 4, 2019
Rumors.. Plz wake up.. It's Bucketing down
— Vicky Maniyar (@vickymaniyar) September 4, 2019
Meanwhile, the lifeline of Mumbai - local trains - were disrupted at several nodes due to the incessent rainfall. Among routes which were stopped include the arterial CST-Thane and Vashi-Wadala.Due to waterlogging, traffic snarls have also been reported in some parts of Mumbai and the adjoining suburban region.