Mumbaikars look for shade outside Kurla station as sudden showers take them by surprise in Mumbai on Friday evening. PIC/SNEHA KHARABE
Friday ended on a pleasant note for many Mumbaikars, as pre-monsoon showers brought some much-needed relief from the hot and humid weather. But, those travelling by train and stuck in traffic jams had a harrowing experience as services were affectedly.
Like every year, even a drizzle in some parts of the city made travelling in the city, where construction of the Metro and other repair work has any way made road conditions troublesome and increased commuting time.
The five-minutes drizzle affected the local train services in Mumbai with local trains running late on the Harbour and Central line. Commuting was a pain even on the roads with huge traffic jams being witnessed on the Eastern Express Highway, Western Express Highway, SV Road and JJ Flyover on Friday evening. There were traffic jams even on the Thane Belapur road.
All PNVL bound trains in Harbour line moving like snail @RidlrMUM— Md Oliullah Abdal (@abdaloliullah) May 12, 2017
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the first rains:
First hint of rain and Harbor line croaks instantly. Good times.. #MumbaiRains— Ravi Bhaskar (@ravibthefreak) May 12, 2017
#MumbaiRains affected harbour line (Mumbai local). Nothing new. Every year same thing. Nothing changed ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— CS Satish jain (@searchingu33) May 12, 2017
Mumbai Traffic Police is best yaar, managing traffic even in rains ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/rwrmSjRrDX— pinku (@LEDtvn) May 12, 2017
#mumbai is not ready for rains. The traffic and road situation is going to get worse— $udeep (@oldmonk_says) May 12, 2017
Mumbai me barrish ho ya na ho, Twitter pe jarur ho jata hai. Typical MumbaikarðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ #MumbaiRains— ANIMESH (@animesh452) May 12, 2017
@DefucktiveHumor Navi mumbai mein abhi traffic hai. Kal tak apne western side tak pahunchega baarish.— Little Black Dress (@uma8987) May 12, 2017