Day 2: Mumbaiites continue to suffer
For the second consecutive day, Mumbaiites had to cope with flooding, traffic jams and rail and road transport disruptions as heavy rains continued to lashed Mumbai.mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2013 08:30 IST
For the second consecutive day, Mumbaiites had to cope with flooding, traffic jams and rail and road transport disruptions as heavy rains continued to lashed the city.
Many localities flooded and the civic disaster helpline has recorded water-logging at 10 locations across the city.
The affected areas included SV Road in Santacruz, Hindmata junction, 90 feet road in Dharavi and parts of Kings Circle and Wadala, where there were traffic snarls.
A big tree fall near KC College at Churchgate damaged at least seven cars parked on the road, while four incidents of house collapses occurred between 8 am and 12 noon. No one was injured.
At least seven BEST bus routes were diverted.
“For nearly one hour no buses were plying towards Parel and Lalbaug from Tardeo. I decided to take the train from Mumbai Central, but trains were packed and each arrived only after 15minutes,” said Sunita Bole, a commuter.
The city also witnessed exceptionally high high tide at 1.27pm with the tide level rising to 4.95 metres, but fortunately the intensity of rainfall had eased.
Citizens complained that open manholes posed a big threat during heavy showers and water-logging.
“Many manholes are left uncovered on the roads and footpaths in Juhu The civic body has not bothered to cover them and people can fall in them when there’s flooding,” said Larson Fernandes president of Juhu Angels, a citizens’ group.