Mumbai rains: Traffic in city crawls, motorists fume

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2015 23:24 IST

Waterlogging, coupled with rain, left hundreds of commuters stuck on all major highways in Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

The traffic movement was slow at LBS Road in the eastern suburbs, and SV Road and Link Road in the western suburbs, traffic police officials said.

A photograph of a bus stranded on SV Road in Khar was shared by many on mobile messenger applications. “Waterlogging was reported at Milan Subway, Mohammed Ali Road, King’s Circle, Ram Nagar in Santacruz, near Sion Hospital, and also on the service roads along the Western Express Highway,” said an officer from the Mumbai traffic police headquarters.

Waterlogging and traffic diversion hit the traffic at National College, Bandra, Maheshwari Udyan, Shell Colony near Tilak Nagar, Khardev Nagar in Chembur, Manjrekar Road and Naik Nagar in Khar.

Major traffic snarls were also reported on the Western Express Highway and the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road. A motorist travelling from Mira Road to Goregaon said he took two hours to cross the WEH.

The SV Road near Khar was among the worst-affected spots, as buses were seen submerged in the water.

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