Watch: A landslide at Mumbai’s Western Express highway due to heavy rainfall

IANS
  • Landslide on the Western Express Highway between Kandivali and Malad, blocking south-bound road traffic.
  • The Western Express Highway (WEH) is a major north-south arterial road, stretching from Dahisar to suburban Bandra in Mumbai.
  • Mumbai’s civic authorities closed some portion of the road for clearing the debris.
  • No casualty was reported in the incident, a fire control room official told PTI.
There was a huge landslide on a hillock with tonnes of debris falling on the Western Express Highway between Kandivali and Malad, blocking south-bound road traffic. No casualties were reported in the incident, a fire control room official told PTI.


The Western Express Highway (WEH) is a major north-south arterial road, stretching from Dahisar to suburban Bandra in Mumbai.

Mumbai’s civic authorities closed some portion of the road for clearing the debris. A car was stuck in the debris and was later removed. The south-bound traffic was diverted to another road.
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Incessant heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Mumbai with many areas being water logged. The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs for August 4 and 5.



Waterlogging was reported from the regular chronic spots of Sion, Kings Circle, Wadala, Dadar, Kurla, Mulund, Borivali, besides subways at Andheri, Kandivali and Dahisar.
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People have been advised to avoid venturing out till tomorrow, said private forecaster Skymet Weather, adding that the intensity will start decreasing from August 6.


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.”

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