Central Railway (CR) services came to a grinding halt as heavy rains lashed Mumbai early on Friday leading to waterlogging on the tracks. Harbour Line services were delayed. Western line services were still running, but behind schedule by 10 to 15 minutes.
The heavy downpour coupled with windy weather hit commuters during peak office hours. CR services from CST to Thane came to a halt largely because of waterlogging on the tracks at Sion. Railway tracks at Chunnabhati, Sion, Dadar, Masjid Bunder, Sandhurst Road are under water. Traffic jams were reported on most roads coming into the city. BEST bus routes were also running behind schedule. At least 30 Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking bus routes were diverted owing to flooding at Multi Rathod Chok, Bombay Port Trust (BPT), Sion, Pratikshanagar, Hindmata, King’s Circle and National College, Bandra, from 9.15am.
Some of the diverted routes are bus route number 135 from Dockyard, route number 25ltd, 22ltd, 7ltd, 302, 305 on Sion main road, bus route number 14, 15, 43, 76, 88 and 172 from Jai Shankar Yadnik Road.
Bus route number 6ltd, 7ltd, 8ltd, 22ltd and 25ltd will take the Hindmata flyover.