10 pictures of how Mumbai's heaviest rains in a decade affected daily lives
- The state government has declared July 2 as a public holiday for Mumbai.
- A wall collapsed on shanties in Mumbai killing at least 13 people.
- People are advised to stay indoors unless there is any emergency, said Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today.
It’s not an easy Tuesday for India’s financial capital Mumbai. A wall collapsed on shanties in Mumbai killing at least 13 people. Another seven perished in a wall collapse in the neighboring city of Pune, after heavy rain washed out the city, risking thousands of life with a flood-like situation. The rescue work is still on-going, said an official.
In the wake of the incessant rainfall, the state government has declared July 2 as a public holiday for Mumbai.Mumbai is currently witnessing its second highest rain in 44 years.
The 24/7 Disaster Helpline Number : 1916 is active for those stuck in rain
Mumbai, we understand it’s not been an easy Monday, but it’s also been a rain spell like never before - it’s the hi… https://t.co/r0kkRcQhA2— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) 1561986681000
People are advised to stay indoors unless there is any emergency, said Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today.
No Break! A vegetable vendor in Chembur wades through the floods early on Tuesday morning for his livelihood.Advertisement
The main lifeline of the millions of Mumbai’s commuters, the roads and trains remained practically off-bounds.Advertisement
Long-distance trains from different parts of India, expected to reach Mumbai, are also stranded at various locations en route, details of which are awaited.
The Mumbai Airport is not closed. However, there were delays in arrivals and departures, 54 flights diverted to and from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.Advertisement
Road traffic is also jammed for the second consecutive day in the city as many suburbs are waterlogged.
The Indian Navy carried out a rescue operation to evacuate 1,000 people.Advertisement
Indian Meteorological Department has released live satellite images of Mumbai overcast with clouds.
BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had declared a holiday for all schools and colleges, and so did the state government.Advertisement
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