Mumbai continued to receive heavy showers all through Saturday, affecting train and road transport services, and also causing waterlogging in several pockets of the city. It’s estimated that the downpour will continue over Sunday.
Passers-by rush to the aid of a motorcyclist, whose bike skid on a water-logged stretch on Santacruz Chembur Link Road on Saturday afternoon. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, between Friday and Saturday, the two stations of Colaba and Santacruz received 33.8mm and 70.8mm rainfall, respectively. Due to the downpour during the day, railway tracks and low-lying areas were submerged in water.
Waterlogging was reported near the Sion-Kurla and Byculla railway stations. On the Western Railway line, railway tracks were submerged in water between the Mahim and Bandra stretch.
Officials said that motormen were advised to lower the speed of trains as a precautionary measure and hence, trains were running late by 12 to 15 minutes.
Bandra station also witnessed a point failure, Mukul Jain, divisional railway manager (Mumbai), WR said. This stalled trains near Bandra on both Main and Harbour line between 3.15 and 3.45 pm, as trains couldn’t switch tracks.
Meanwhile, in Kurla, a minor landslide was reported. Over 55 trees were uprooted due to the torrential rains across Mumbai.