The torrential rains on Thursday saw the city come to its knees. While people ran for cover as unbrellas were useless against the gusty winds and rain, a tree was no match for nature's might as well. It collapsed near Churchgate station damaging two cars. Luckily, there were no casualties reported
The tree was huge and had uprooted, crushing one black-and-yellow taxi and a private car. It took the authorities several hours to cut and clear the tree. Traffic resumed only a few hours after the incident
The torrential rains led to traffic jams that were miles long and saw people sitting in their cars for hours on end. The snarls were made worse by pedestrians trying to find shelter from the rain
The rains also brought a whole plethora of problems for vehicle owners. Vehicles broke down and people were left waiting by the side of the road hoping for some reprive from the torrential downpour
Traffic snarls were the theme of the day. With people hunting for autos and taxis, matters were worsened when autos refused to ply in certain areas
But, no matter how heavily it rains or what natural calamity hits, Mumbaikars are always on the go. Something that is evident from this candid picture.
As the rains lashed the city on Thursday, people ran for cover, trees uprooted and traffic snarls were commonplace. Here are some images of the havoc the rains caused around Mumbai