Mumbai rains: Video of Wadala skyscraper turning into waterfall goes viral

Updated: Sep 05, 2019, 13:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

A video posted by a Twitter user in which water gushing from an overhead tank of a high rise due to a burst became an amazing spectacle for onlookers. Here's how Twitteratti reacted

The screengrab of the video. Pic/Twitter, K Sudarshan
The screengrab of the video. Pic/Twitter, K Sudarshan

As Mumbai came to a standstill due to Wednesday’s heavy rains in Maharashtra, a tank burst in a high rise in Wadala’s New Cuffe Parade area gave Mumbaikars an unusually visual treat. A viral video posted by K Sudarshan on Twitter showed the water from the overhead tank gushing down the high rise, resembling a waterfall.  

The video that got more than 63,300 views on the micro-blogging site, saw reactions ranging from shock and funny to satirical digs at the builder on the quality of the tanks installed on the building. A baffled Twitter user wondered how is it even possible!

Although initially it was believed that the waterfall occurred due to the heavy rains, a statement by the builder saying that it was a tank burst provided clarity to the situation. The tank was newly installed in the building and was being tested. Due to some failure in the process, the water overflowed. However, the statement further said that back-up tanks have been installed for the regular domestic supply, assuring that there is no impact on the supply to the residences.

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Wednesday’s downpour led to waterlogging in various parts of the city. BMC had issued a red alert on Wednesday due to the heavy rains, asking people to remain indoors. Rail services were disrupted for a brief period of time, leaving commuters stranded in trains and railway stations, the situation limped back to normalcy by early Thursday morning. Even air services were disrupted with many delayed flights and long traffic jams because of waterlogging added to the woes of the commuters. Schools and colleges remained shut for the day. The spell of very heavy rain on Wednesday also impacted the footfalls at the Ganesh festival, as few devotees were able to make it to Ganesh Galli's Mumbaicha Raja, Lalbaugcha Raja and other major pandals for darshan

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Mumbai Rains: Intense showers lash city, Thane and Navi Mumbai
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    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), incessant rainfall on Wednesday in Mumbai and adjoining districts led to water-logging in several parts of the city

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai, Santacruz received 118 mm rain and Colaba received 122 mm rain in 24 hours till 8.30 am which is heavy rainfall

    (Picture courtesy/Satej Shinde)

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    As a precautionary measure in wake of India Meteorological Department's warning of heavy rainfall, the schools have been shut on Wednesday. The schools where students were already in were requested to take all precautions and ensure that the children are sent back home safely

    (Picture courtesy/Manjeet Thakur)

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    Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar recorded more than 100mm rainfall reading in past 12 hours until 8.30 am on Wednesday leading to floods and waterlogging like conditions

    (Picture courtesy/Manjeet Thakur)

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    Water-logging was reported in the areas near King's Circle railway station, Sion, Byculla, Palghar, Virar, Borivli, BKC, Andheri and Gandhi market. Mumbai police took to twitter requesting citizens to take precautions in wake of heavy rains

    (Picture courtesy/Rajendra B Aklekar)

     

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    Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, water started to flood railway tracks at Vasai-Virar thus terminating railway services

    (Picture courtesy/Rajendra B Aklekar)

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    Central Railway Up and Down fast services got affected due to waterlogging between Sion and Matunga

    (Picture courtesy/Sneha Kharabe)

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    Intense rainfall disrupted not only the railway services but also road causing traffic and commuters stranded in the flooded areas of the city.

    In picture: Matunga west starts to waterlog due to hours of incessant downpour on Wednesday

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    Due to incessant rainfall on Wednesday, waterlogging was reported at Filter pada near Powai post Vihar dam overflow

    (Picture courtesy/Amit Pathak)

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    Waterlogging reported at Sion station due to the intense rainfall on Wednesday

    (Picture courtesy/Sneha Kharabe)

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    According to K S Hosalikar, Dy Director General of Meteorology, intense rain spell will last for last 2 hrs. Rainfall warnings for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad are RED coded. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall, more than 20 CM is expected in these areas in the next 24 hours.

    (Picture courtesy/Sameer Abedi)

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    In the picture, the flooded streets outside Vasai Evershine City

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In the picture, low lying area at King's Circle waterlogged

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In the picture, commuters walk through the flooded streets of Nalasopara

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In the picture, people walk as riders ride through the waterlogged streets in Nalasopara

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In the picture, a vehicle struggles through the flooded street of Vasai

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In the picture, a man walks towards Mumbai airport. Due to the waterlogging, many passengers have seen walking to the airport

    (Picture courtesy/Tracy B)

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    In the picture, streets in Kranti Nagar begin to flood

    (Picture courtesy/Arita Sarkar)

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    In the picture, waterlogging in Borivali east outside the railway station 

    (Picture courtesy/Samiullah Khan)

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    In picture: Waterlogging disrupts train services between Mahim-Matunga and people are seen walking towards a nearby station

    (Picture courtesy/Rajendra B Aklekar)

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    In the picture, a train is stuck at Mahim due to heavy waterlogging

    (Picture courtesy/Rupsa Chakraborty)

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    In the picture, people wade through waterlogged streets in Ville Parle

    (Picture courtesy/Sneha Kharabe)

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    In the picture, commuters walk through the flooded area in Ville Parle

    (Picture courtesy/Sneha Kharabe)

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    In the picture, a car is submerged in the waterlogged area in Vile Parle

    (Picture courtesy/Satej Shinde)

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    In the picture, waterlogging begins in Juhu

    (Picture courtesy/Satej Shinde)

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    Western Railway has suspended its services between Churchgate and Andheri and between Vasai and Virar.

    (Picture courtesy/Nimesh Dave)

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    In picture, a black and yellow taxi braces through waterlogging in Mahim.

    (Picture courtesy/Ashish Rane)

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    Children play as severe waterlogging is reported in Reay Road.

    (Picture courtesy/Shadab Khan)

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