Mumbai rains: Waterlogging in different parts of the city, heavy downpour to continue

Updated: Jul 24, 2019, 12:55 IST | mid-day online desk

Severe waterlogging has been reported in many parts of the city after heavy rains lashed the city last night

Mumbai rains: Waterlogging in different parts of the city, heavy downpour to continue
Waterlogging at Sion station. Pic/Pradip Dhivar

Mumbaikars woke up to a wet Wednesday as incessant rain that started Tuesday evening in the city caused waterlogging in several parts. Railway tracks at few areas such as Sion got completely submerged in water due to the rains.

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Mid-day photographers were out early on Wednesday morning shooting pictures of the rain.

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Mumbai rainsPic courtesy: Pradip Dhivar

Traffic snarls were also reported on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Eight people were injured after three cars collided with each other on Andheri flyover on Wednesday morning owing to heavy rains. The Santacruz-Chembur-Link Road (SCLR) also witnessed slow-moving traffic.

Mumbai rainsTraffic on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Pic courtesy: Shawn D'souza

A tree fell down and damaged a compound wall in premises of Shreerang Vidyalaya, Shreerang society, Rabodi, Thane(W). No casualties have been reported as of now.

Tree fall at ThaneTree fall at Thane. Pic courtesy: Sameer Markande

As per the India Meteorological Department, heavy rains have been predicted at isolated places in the city and the suburbs. More rains are likely on Wednesday.

Heavy rains lashed parts of the city and Thane last night and the wet spell is expected to continue till the weekend. In an update by the BMC, it has been raining intensely in Mumbai since last night. The Colaba observatory has recorded 171 mm of rainfall while Santacruz has recorded 58 mm. 

Central Railway is currently running late by 15-20 minutes. These are the BEST diversions:

  • Hindmata Cinema Via Hindmata Flyover (Restored)
  • Sion Road No 24 via road No.3
  • Gandhi Market via Bridge & Bhau Daji Lad Marg
  • Alankar Talkies to Bhendi Bazar via Don Taki to J J Hosp.(Restored)
  • Pratiksha Nagar Via Jayshankar Yaganik Marg (Restored)
  • Goregaon Siddharth Hosp Via Gajanan Maharaj Chowk - (Restored)
  • S V Road National College via Link Road

While the city of Mumbai experienced heavy rains in the initial days of July, the last few days have been comparatively dry.

Also read: Mumbai Rains: Monsoon ailments and their treatments

According to IMD, the Colaba observatory recorded 1067.2 mm of rainfall which is 21.6 mm below normal while the Santacruz observatory recorded 1462 mm which is 337.8 above normal.

The IMD also issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai on Tuesday stating that there would be more showers in the city owing to a cyclonic circulation."A cyclonic circulation is being developed near Mumbai, which will bring more showers to the city. The city has received hardly any showers in last 2-3 days but the situation is changing. There will be more showers in the coming days, said the official.

According to news agency ANI, the railway tracks at Sion station submerged following heavy rainfall in the city. Heavy waterlogging was also recorded in Hindmata area.

Apart from Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra have also been warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday.

BMC also issued a list of traffic diversions in the city because of the rains.

Also Read: Mumbai Rains: Dry spell no bar, BMC mulls rolling back 10 per cent water cut for city

(with inputs from Suraj Ojha, Sameer Markande)

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Mumbai rains return after dry spell, waterlogging in city
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    The IMD Tuesday issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai stating that a cyclonic circulation would bring more showers to the city in the next two days. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    Overnight rainfall in Mumbai inundated several areas across the city including Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar causing huge traffic snarls at major junctions on Wednesday

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    Compared to Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra have been warned of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday, an IMD official said. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    A cyclonic circulation is being developed near Mumbai, which will bring more showers to the city. The city has received hardly any showers in last 2-3 days but the situation is changing. There will be more showers in the coming days. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    The incessant rain in the city caused waterlogging in several parts. Railway tracks at Sion also got completely submerged in water. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    A tree fell down and damaged the compound wall in premises of Shreerang Vidyalaya, Shreerang society, Rabodi, Thane West. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    The RDMC and Fire brigade arrived at the site with one fire engine. No casualty or injuries were reported. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    Traffic was also reported on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Pic/Shawn D'souza

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    On the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, traffic snarls were reported. Pic/Tanmoy Mitra

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    While the city of Mumbai experienced heavy rains in the initial days of July, the last few days have been comparatively dry. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    According to news agency ANI, the railway tracks at Sion station submerged following heavy rainfall in the city. Heavy waterlogging was also recorded in Hindmata area. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    BMC also issued a list of traffic diversions in the city because of the rains. Picture: Water logging at Gurukripa restaurant. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    Suburban train services were running on all four corridors of Central Railway. However, a delay of 10 to 15 minutes on main line between Kurla and Sion due to waterlogging in low lying spots of this patch was reported. Pic/Nikita Rakshe

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    Water-logging at Kings Circle

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    In pic: Commuters maneuver through the waterlogged link road in Goregoan West. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    On Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rainfall in the Thane district over the next four hours. In the pic, an autorickshaw tilts as heavy rains return to the city after a dry spell. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    In pic: A woman walks through waterlogged road as heavy showers of rains lash the city. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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