Exactly a week after heavy rain brought the city to a standstill, Monday once again saw heavy rainfall across the city inconveniencing citizens on their way to work. Suburbs in Mumbai saw heavier rainfall than South Mumbai did. Until 4.30 pm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's Santacruz station recorded rainfall of 122 mm — way higher than its Colaba station which recorded 14.6 mm. Pic/Anamika Gharat
With poor road conditions, the city faced heavy traffic snarls although railway services remained operational without any major disruption. Pic/Ashish Raje
The BMC's promises of being rain-ready fell flat yet again. Heavy rainfall resulted in waterlogging with the civic disaster cell receiving complaints from 14 locations across the city where traffic was affected. Pic/Ashish Raje
Mumbai streets were flooded due to heavy rains today, Dahisar streets were also completely waterlogged. Commuters were facing problems due to heavy water-logging issue in different parts of the city on July 8. Several incidents of minor wall collapses, trees falling, and waterlogging were reported from across the city. Pic/Anamika Gharat
In pic: Wall collapse at Paperbox, Andheri East. Pic/Samiullah Khan
Wadala, Sion, Milan subway, Andheri subway, R City Mall junction, Postal Colony were among the areas that were flooded. Civic officials said that the Storm Water Drains staff has removed garbage from the drains in these areas and by afternoon, there was no more waterlogging in the city
The BEST had to divert 37 buses at eight waterlogged locations even as railway operations remained on track. Poor visibility, however, delayed flights at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Monday morning
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to city residents because of the heavy rainfall. "Dear Mumbaikars, the city has experienced heavy rainfall in the last couple of hours, especially in the eastern suburbs. We regret all the inconvenience that has showered along. But the intensity is on decline now & our teams will try to pump out logged water as soon as possible," the BMC said in a tweet.
Even the vehicles and pedestrians waded through flooded streets in Navi Mumbai following heavy rainfall in the area
On Monday, Thane saw 50.03 mm rainfall with the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) receiving 23 complaints through the day. Waterlogging was seen for a few hours at Shilphata in Mumbra and 14 cases of trees falling across the city were reported. No injuries or casualties were recorded though
A total of 10 wall/slab collapse incidents were reported with the disaster management cell from 8 am on Sunday to 6 pm on Monday, from Govandi, Andheri East, Opera house and other areas. A total of 12 people were injured in these.
The BMC has received 47 complaints of trees falling in the last two days too. While five were reported from the Island city, eight from eastern suburbs and 34 from the western suburbs. There were also 14 short circuits incidents
The emergency technical work of repairing water pipelines that get the city water from Tansa dam will add to the citizens' woes with a 100 percent water cut in K East, H East and G North wards on July 9-10.
The catchment areas of dams that supply drinking water to Mumbai are also receiving good precipitation. The city is expected to receive more rains today. The metropolis and its adjoining areas earlier received heavy rains for four consecutive days in June end-early July, badly affecting normal life and disrupting rail, road and and air traffic at that time. After that, the city had been witnessing sporadic rains in the last few days.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intermittent rain in the city for the next few days
The maximum and minimum temperature hovered at 30.4 degrees Celsius and 25.1 degrees Celsius on Monday
The Central Railway said there was heavy rain at various locations on Mumbai suburban route. "Central Railway locals are running normal on main line, harbour line, transharbour line and 4th corridor (Kharkopar-Nerul/Belapur). No disruption anywhere," it tweeted.
The Tata Hospital in Kharghar was flooded with knee-deep water. Pic/Vinod Kumar Menon
Heavy rainfall is likely to continue for the next 48 hours, the IMD has said. Monday's rainfall was, however, not as intense as compared to that of July 2. The rainfall recorded on July 8 was 122 mm until 4.30 pm against the 375.2 mm recorded last Monday. According to IMD Mumbai, "Due to active monsoon conditions, the entire Konkan coast is experiencing an intense spell of rainfall." Pic/Anamika Gharat
Heavy rains made a reappearance in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane on Monday after a hiatus, affecting road and rail traffic and briefly disrupting operations at the city airport. Office-goers braved torrential downpour in many parts of the metropolis to reach their places of work
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