Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour in city, more expected in next 48 hours

Jun 25, 2017, 18:40 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Heavy rains lashed out in Mumbai suburbs since Saturday night and has intensified on Sunday morning which has caused water-logging in several parts of the city. Heavy rainfall is expected in the next 48 hours

Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour in different parts of the city
Water-logged Thane station. All pics/Sameer Markande

Heavy rains lashed out in Mumbai suburbs since Saturday night and has intensified on Sunday morning which has caused water-logging in several parts of the city.

Man try to navigate through water logging on tracks at Thane station
Man try to navigate through water logging on tracks at Thane station

The southwest monsoon, which has become active along the coastline of Maharashtra, has led to a heavy downpour in Mumbai and Konkan area. It dumped 124.7 mm of rain on Dahanu tehsil in Palghar district. However, the rest of the state, including the foodgrain basket of central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha are awaiting good showers to begin sowing activity.

The southwest monsoon has become active along the state's coastline after a gap of 15 days, India Meteorological Department officials said. Dahanu gauged 124.7 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am on June 24 and 8.30 am today, the maximum in the last 24 hours in the entire state. Mahabaleshwar received 114.1 mm of precipitation, an IMD official said. For the last few years, the southwest monsoon is progressing very fast toward the north and then covering central and eastern India, the IMD had said last week. "As there has been some variation in monsoon's progress, it is possible that Dahanu is receiving more rainfall," the official said.

Heavy showers drenched Thane and Palghar districts in the last 24 hours. Mahabaleshwar recorded 114.1 mm of rainfall, Nashik 58.6 mm, Sangli 11.9 mm, Nanded 4mm, Gondia 6.8mm and Buldhana 9mm. A woman and her daughter were injured in Shahapur in Thane district when lightning struck them. The downpour led to water-logging in Kalyan and Bhiwandi areas of the district. A house collapsed in Ratibandar in Mumbra, apparently due to sharp showers.

Further details of the incident are awaited. Palghar district collector Prashant Narnawre said some houses in Arnala of Vasai and Jawahar were damaged.

During the Mumbai Monsoon season, Mumbai’s (BMC) operates a special Disaster Management Cell. In case of any emergency (flooding, broken tree, open drain, collapsed road, etc), residents can call BMC’s Disaster Management Cell on 108. The cell will in turn inform the relevant ward office where the crisis has taken place. o    1916 is another number that Mumbai residents can call in case of rain related problems. o    BMC, Ward-wise Telephone Numbers, for Monsoon Emergency o    Listed below are the Mumbai BMC ward control room numbers that residents can call in case of monsoon related accidents and emergencies.

Ward Areas Covered Telephone Number A – Ward Fort, Ballard Estate, Churchgate, Colaba 2262 4000 B – Ward I.R. Road, R.B. Marg, J.M.R. Marg 2379 4000 C – Ward Chandanwadi, Netaji Road, Marine Lines 2201 4000 D – Ward Grant Road, Walkeshwar, Opera House 2386 4000 E – Ward Byculla, Shuklaji Street, Wadi Bunder 2301 4000 F (S) – Ward   Parel, Sewri, Elphinston Road 2410 3000 F (N) – Ward Matunga, Dadar (E) 2408 4000 G (S) – Ward N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Worli 2422 4000 G (N) – Ward Dadar (W), Mahim 2439 7888 H (E) – Ward Bandra (E), Khar (E), Santa Cruz (E) 2611 4000 H (W) – Ward Bandra (W), Khar (W), Santa Cruz (W) 2644 4000 K (E) – Ward   Andheri (E), Vile Parle (E) 2684 7000 K (W) – Ward Andheri (W), Vile Parle (W), Juhu 2623 4000 L – Ward Kurla 2650 5109 M (E) – Ward Govandi, Mankhurd 2550 2270/2555 8789 M (W) – Ward Chembur 2528 4000 N – Ward Ghatkopar 2501 3000 P (S) – Ward Goregaon, Oshiwara 2872 7000 P (N) – Ward Malad, Marve, Manori 2882 6000 R (S) – Ward   Kandivali 2805 4788/2805 6000 R (N) – Ward Dahisar 2893 6000 (Ext 123) R (C) – Ward Borivali, Gorai 2893 1188 S – Ward   Bhandup 2595 4000 T – Ward Mulund 2569 4000

Watch video: Water logging at Andheri subway

(With inputs from agencies)

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