Watch: Mumbai braces for typhoon-like weather, heaviest rain since 2005
This could be the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005 for Mumbai
BS Web Team |
New Delhi Last Updated at August 29, 2017 20:08 IST
Mumbai is submerged in waist-deep water. Photo: Business Standard
Mumbai is submerged in waist-deep water. According to weather officials, this could be the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005, when the city was devastated by flooding. Relentless rain has been going on for the past 24 hours. So much so that Colaba recorded 152 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours paving way for more hours today. Santa Cruz recorded 88 mm of rain, according to Skymet.
What has been described as "typhoon-like weather" by industrialist Anand Mahindra has left roads flooded in large parts of the city; traffic has slowed and trains delayed.
The India Met Department (IMD) had forecast heavy to very heavy rain in isolated places over Gujarat and Konkan and Goa today, while it will be extremely heavy over South Gujarat and North Konkan.
Trains, flights delayed
Due to heavy and continuous rains, CR suburban train service will be suspended on the main line between Parel and Kurla and on harbour line between Vadala Road and Kurla, tweeted Central Railways.
Further, the suburban railway is experiencing heavy delays with many trains being cancelled or delayed for long periods. The stations too have been affected as water-logging has been reported at Sion, Mahim and Bandra stations.