Water logging in Mumbai: BMC urges residents to stay home
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) urged Mumbaikars against leaving homes unless absolutely necessary following heavy water logging in parts of Mumbai on Wednesday after overnight rain. Water logging was reported from Hindmata, Gandhi Market, Sion Road 24, Malad Subway, Bandra Talkies, Old Khar, and Shastri Nagar, Goregaon. BMC diverted buses from these routes on Wednesday morning.
“Mumbaikars, train services on Central & Harbour lines have been suspended due to water logging following the heavy rainfall yesterday. However, Western Railway is functioning as usual,” BMC tweeted.
All four lines of Central Railways were stopped from 4.20 am due to water logging between Dadar and Kurla stations, and Masjid Bundar, according to BMC’s disaster management department.
Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited parts of Mumbai to take stock of the situation.
While the intensity of rainfall went down in several parts of the city, water was yet to recede. According to BMC, water logging was reported from Bhendi Bazar, Gol Temple, Nana Chowk in Grant Road, Mumbai Central Junction, J J flyover Junction, Hindmata, Kala Chowky and Worli Sea Face. The body tweeted about it, adding that all administrative wards were working actively to remove the water.
According to BMC, the island city received an average of 267mm rainfall in the last 24 hours from Tuesday 8 am to Wednesday 8 am followed by western suburbs received average of 251mm of rainfall and eastern suburbs received 173 mm of rainfall. Several areas in central Mumbai surrounding Byculla and Dadar received the highest rainfall, according to BMC.
BMC earlier evacuated residents living around the banks of Mithi river around 6 am as the water levels crossed the 3.3 metre mark. A civic officer from BMC’s disaster management department said, “Water receded by 8am, and a few people returned home. The situation is under control.”
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