Mumbai Rains: Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, other Bollywood stars urge fans to stay safe
Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and several other Bollywood and TV celebrities have urged their fans to stay safe as torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane and neighbouring areas.
Heavy rains today pummelled Mumbai and adjoining areas, disrupting rail, road and air services and threw normal life out of gear. Besides the metropolis, adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions were also lashed by incessant downpour since last night, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through waterlogged roads in low-lying areas.
As the financial capital stopped in its tracks, no respite was in sight as the MeT department forecast "extremely heavy rainfall" in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa.
Here's what they tweeted:
While I do this,alerts showing up on my phone about the rains in Mumbai.Please stay safe and take care everyone.— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 29, 2017
BMC helpline 1916. Police Helpline 100..Home is the safest.. for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai #mumbairains— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 29, 2017
As monsoon shows it's power, we Mumbaikers band together. Wishing safe passage to a warm and dry place for everyone. Take care.— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 29, 2017
#mumbairains really lashing down. Please stay indoors and be safe everyone. Help those who need it. BMC helpline 1916, police 100.— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) August 29, 2017
Really hope everyone is sheltered and safe in mumbai... MOOSALAADHAAR BAARISH everywhere âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ... be kind rain gods ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ» #MumbaiRains— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) August 29, 2017
Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do.MCGM helpline number 1916 #MumbaiRains— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 29, 2017
Guys please be careful ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ https://t.co/m0mw63ESm1— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 29, 2017
Happy National Sports Day.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 29, 2017
Today’s sport of choice is swimming. Enjoy! #MumbaiRains
My building compound ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ±Very soon cars will float! pic.twitter.com/OK6pcniiXr— Milap (@zmilap) August 29, 2017
And by the way no one can escape Nature's fury (pic of Houston floods)...instead of playing blame games ... Be safe pic.twitter.com/Xcg6a073wj— Suresh Menon (@sureshnmenon) August 29, 2017
It's raining kennels n litters !!— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) August 29, 2017
And it's the 5th day of Ganpati Visarjan. Behold!!! https://t.co/eFSEFzjTaZ— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) August 29, 2017
Raining Heavily ...plan ahead... stay safe... #MumbaiRains— Annup Sonii (@Anupsonicp) August 29, 2017
Traffic jams were reported on all major arterial roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg as the rains continued since last night.
Waterlogging was reported in low-lying areas of Parel and Sion. A tree fell on the busy Saat Rasta road, affecting road traffic.
Suburban services were disrupted with trains on all the three lines--western, central and harbour--running late.
Waterlogging on tracks was reported in Andheri and Bandra, civic officials said.
The city airport saw flight disruptions since morning.
Due to heavy winds and downpour since morning, six to seven flights had to do rounds while landing, while four to five flights were diverted to nearby airports.
(With PTI inputs)
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