Normal life disrupted in Mumbai
Heavy rains flooded several parts of the city and its suburbs, disrupting normal life with rail, road and air services getting affected.Updated: Jul 01, 2008 12:03 IST
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday morning and caused flooding in several parts of the city and its suburbs, disrupting normal life with rail, road and air services getting badly affected.
According to the Regional Meteorological Department, Colaba in South Mumbai recorded a heavy rainfall of 200 mm while Santacruz (suburbs) recorded 142.9 mm.
Water logging upto one and a half feet was reported in Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Andheri and several low lying areas. Besides, landslides in the Mumbai-Pune expressway disrupted the vehicular traffic.
Rail services were badly affected with the Central Railway services coming to a complete halt due to water logging between Kurla and Vidyavihar suburbs. However, trains on the Western and Harbour lines are running late by 15 to 20 minutes, according to railway sources.
Traffic snarls were also reported across various junctions in the city with several low lying areas inundated by water, police said.
Flights from the international airports were delayed by an hour and a half, according to the Mumbai International Airport Website.
This is the second spell that the city has received this season.
Last year too, the city and its suburbs got paralysed due to incessant rains.