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

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

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.

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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