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Heavy rainfall drowns BMC’s claims of rain-ready Mumbai

Mumbai city news: The downpour brought traffic snarls and several water logging complaints with it.

mumbai Updated: Jun 13, 2017 12:04 IST
People walk through a water-logged street as it rains at Sion in Mumbai on Monday
People walk through a water-logged street as it rains at Sion in Mumbai on Monday(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Monday night drowned the civic body’s claims of the city being rain-ready.

The city recorded a rainfall of 24.6 mm rain at the Colaba weather station, 25.2mm was recorded at Santacruz. Since June 1, Santacruz recorded 176.2mm, 62.4mm above normal and Colaba recorded 212.8mm, 89.1mm above normal.

Since June 1, Santacruz recorded 176.2mm, 62.4mm above normal and Colaba recorded 212.8mm, 89.1mm above normal.

The downpour brought traffic snarls and several water logging complaints with it.

Experts who conducted an audit of the city’s monsoon preparedness for Hindustan Times had highlighted the poor condition of Babasaheb Ambedkar road and how a chronic flooding spot, opposite Gandhi market, was not attended to. After Monday night’s rains, the spot was flooded, leading to traffic. The expert panel had scored the spot 5.8/ 10.

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While civic officials said the problem did not persist for long, people took to Twitter to complain about traffic snarls owing to the inundation.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said that they received water logging complaints from King circle, Matunga and some parts of Dadar. BMC received 13 water logging complaints- 2 from the city, 3 from the eastern suburbs and 8 from the western suburbs. The civic body had pressed 21 pumps into service following water logging.

For better services and quicker response, BMC has also released 24 WhatsApp numbers where people can send their monsoon-related complaints. The number will be attended to by a ward officer, and will be functional only during the monsoon season.

The weather department has predicted a cloudy sky with moderate rainfall for Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected in some areas.