Rain plays havoc in Mumbai on Sunday

  • Mumbai, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 31, 2016 23:42 IST
Citizens took to Twitter to complain about water-logging in Sion, Matunga, Lalbaug, Parel and Dadar

The city woke up to a rainy Sunday after experiencing heavy rainfall all through Friday and Saturday. There is no respite, however, as the heavy rainfall is expected to continue through Monday.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, between 8am and 8pm on Sunday, the eastern suburbs received the most rainfall — 89.46mm — while the western suburbs received 74.77mm and the island city received 28mm rainfall.

Areas like Gawanpada received 152.91mm rainfall, highest in the eastern suburbs, followed by Bhandup, which received 137.12mm rainfall, BMC data revealed.

Between 8am and 12pm on Sunday, the disaster management department of the BMC received six water-logging complaints from places like Mulund and Chembur, nine complaints from Dahisar, Borivli and Malad. However, citizens took to Twitter to complain about water-logging in Sion, Matunga, Lalbaug, Parel and Dadar.

The city also witnessed a high number of tree-fall and wall-collapse incidents on Sunday. According to the BMC, two people were injured after parts of a ground-plus-two structure collapsed at the Vikhroli-Parksite area. The injured, one of them identified as Priya More, 20, were admitted to the civic-run Rajawadi hospital and are said to be in a stable condition.

Wall collapses were also reported at Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Borivli. At Ghatkopar, a tree fell over the wall adjacent to Somaiya nullah, and the wall collapsed on the nullah itself.

On Sunday, the disaster management department received 17 tree-fall complaints, of which 10 were from the western suburbs, two from the island city and five from the eastern suburbs. No casualties were reported in the incidents.

The city witnessed five short-circuit incidents, of which two were reported from the island city and three from the western suburbs.

Meanwhile, heavy rain in catchment areas have taken the total quantity of water in lakes to 9.5 lakh million litres, which equals to a supply of around 255 days for the city.

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