‘Down under’ in Mumbai: Tycoon to common man tweet about getting caught in rain
Mumbai’s residents took to social media to talk of poor visibility, water logging and commuting woes.Updated: Aug 29, 2017 16:32 IST
When it rains, it pours. And when it pours in Mumbai, the city’s watery woes are just starting.
Parts of Mumbai were submerged under water as the city experienced heavy lashings of rain in the last two days. Weather forecasts predict that this could be Mumbai’s longest and heaviest rainfall since the 2005 rains that flooded the city and brought life to a standstill.
Water logged roads, traffic snarls and fallen trees were reported from many parts of the city. Movement of local trains was also affected, while flights were delayed or diverted.
On social media, Mumbai’s residents shared images of their rained-out, flooded city, hoping the government would step in to help citizens. Others cautioned their fellow residents to be safe, recalling the 2005 Mumbai flooding and urged people to help others.
Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do.MCGM helpline number 1916 #MumbaiRains— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 29, 2017
I am on the road #MumbaiRains with very poor visibility and lashings of rain. Hope State Government on alert to help stranded citizens.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 29, 2017
#MumbaiRains The worst stories from 26 July 2005 were of people trying to get home. Don't be brave. Office is safer than street today.— Rachel Lopez (@GreaterBombay) August 29, 2017
There were some, however, who devised ways of enjoying the rather large dose of pitter patter within the comfort of their home:
But for many others, rain spelled one thing and one thing only: commuting woes. On Twitter, people discussed the inability to find cabs or commute from one part of the city to another -- with tongue firmly in cheek, of course.
Deleted all the games from my phone.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 29, 2017
The real game during the #MumbaiRains is getting an Ola or Uber.
#MumbaiRains are so romantic! After hours of waiting, you got down on your knees, popped da question until one Autowala finally said 'YES'— Akhri Pasta (@TheLitttleLiar) August 29, 2017
Typhoon-like weather.Cancelling my flight to Delhi for an Indo Australian meeting.Telling my Aussie friends I'm 'Down Under' water in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/1LBZJBr1Um— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 29, 2017
Dear girls, if a boys manages to reach CST, Dadar, Mumbai central from Thane, Kalyan, Vashi only to meet you, marry him #MumbaiRains— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) August 29, 2017
First Published: Aug 29, 2017 14:03 IST