Link Copied

Mumbai on red alert for 48 hours as heavy rains lash city — several areas waterlogged, local train services stall, offices shut

Mumbai on red alert for 48 hours as heavy rains lash city — several areas waterlogged, local train services stall, offices shut
IANS
  • The India Meteorology Department has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs for August 4 and 5.
  • People are advised against going out on August 4 and 5, said private forecaster Skymet Weather, adding that the intensity will start decreasing from August 6.
  • The overnight downpour in the city has waterlogged several low-lying areas including Dadar TT, Sion, Parel, Hindmata, Vile Parle, Khar, Sakkar Panchayat, SIES College, Goel Deul, Bhendi Bazar Junction, JJ Junction, Thakurdwar Naka, Shanmukhananda Hall, Shaikh Mistri Dargah Road, and Postal Colony.
Incessant heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Mumbai. The India Meteorology Department has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs for August 4 and 5. "In the last three hours, Mumbai and neighbouring areas have received very intense rainfall. Mumbai is now on Red Alert, with possibilities of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places," Deputy Director-General, IMD Mumbai, KS Hosalikar said.

People have been advised to avoid going out on August 4 and 5, said private forecaster Skymet Weather, adding that the intensity will start decreasing from August 6.

The overnight downpour in the city has waterlogged several low-lying areas including Dadar TT, Sion, Parel, Hindmata, Vile Parle, Khar, Sakkar Panchayat, SIES College, Goel Deul, Bhendi Bazar Junction, JJ Junction, Thakurdwar Naka, Shanmukhananda Hall, Shaikh Mistri Dargah Road, and Postal Colony.

Mumbai’s civic body — Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) — has asked all offices and establishments to shut down except essentials. It has also requested people to not venture out unless “extremely necessary.” Heavy rains in Mumbai, which started 12 hours ago, has already claimed a life in Thane. The deceased was electrocuted. All of the city's emergency services like the Fire Brigade, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on high alert. Mumbai’s local train services are also affected. BMC has shut down the train services of western line completely whereas the central line is operating at a slow pace.


Here is what’s happening in Mumbai since the overnight downpour that began last night —

A landslide near suburban Kandivali disrupted vehicular movement from western suburbs towards south Mumbai, the official said.

A landslide near suburban Kandivali disrupted vehicular movement from western suburbs towards south Mumbai, the official said.
IANS
Advertisement

Traffic movement from Byculla to South Mumbai was also affected due to inundation at some places.

Traffic movement from Byculla to South Mumbai was also affected due to inundation at some places.
IANS
Advertisement

The Santacruz observatory in western suburbs recorded 254 mm rainfall since Monday night while the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 220 mm rain during the same period, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, Deputy Director General K S Hosalikar said.

The Santacruz observatory in western suburbs recorded 254 mm rainfall since Monday night while the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 220 mm rain during the same period, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, Deputy Director General K S Hosalikar said.
Sriram Iyer/Business Insider India

Location: Chembur

Advertisement
Advertisement

Heavy rainfall trend would continue for the next 48 hours, a BMC official confirmed to PTI.

Heavy rainfall trend would continue for the next 48 hours, a BMC official confirmed to PTI.
Sriram Iyer/Business Insider India

Location: Chembur

Advertisement

The BMC has deployed high capacity water pumps to discharge water from streets in Byculla, Bhandup and some other areas.

The BMC has deployed high capacity water pumps to discharge water from streets in Byculla, Bhandup and some other areas.
Sriram Iyer/Business Insider India

Location: Chembur

Advertisement

Mumbai Police has asked people to dial 100 in case of emergency.

Mumbai Police has asked people to dial 100 in case of emergency.
Sriram Iyer/Business Insider India
Advertisement