Mumbai crawls as heavy rains cause waterlogging, traffic snarls; BMC issues high tide alert

Heavy rains led to water-logging and caused traffic snarls in several parts of the Mumbai city on Friday.

Mumbai crawls as heavy rains cause waterlogging, traffic snarls; BMC issues high tide alert
Pic Courtesy: Twitter/ANI

Mumbai: Heavy rains since Friday morning flooded many parts of Mumbai, causing waterlogging and traffic snarls at various places while also disrupting movement of trains and flight operations.

The downpour led to waterlogging in parts of south and central Mumbai as well as eastern and western suburbs, leading to major traffic snarls in the morning peak hour.

Traffic crawled at a snail's pace on major thoroughfares like Eastern Express and Western Express highways and major north-south roads, delaying tens of thousands.

Suburban train services on Western Railway, Central Railway and Harbour Line ran 15-30 minutes late.



The Central Railway was hit due to flooded tracks near Sion-Kurla. The cascading effect affected the other two lines.

All domestic and international flights to and from Mumbai reported around 30 minutes delay due to heavy rains, low visibility and air congestion.

Though were were no diversions or cancellations, there were three go-arounds and consequent delays, airport officials said.

Besides Mumbai, the adjoining districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad were also lashed by heavy rains, slowing traffic on all major routes linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad, Pune, Nashik and Goa.

Ridlr Mumbai tweeted a video of waterlogging at Hindmata.

The IMD has forecast very heavy rains over Mumbai and coastal Konkan region over the next 48 hours.

As a precaution, all major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others are in a state of high alert.

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