Heavy rain lashes Mumbai, waterlogging across city
Mumbai city news: Mumbai recorded heavy rainfall of 50 mm in an hour.mumbai Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:59 IST
The showers in the city on Sunday brought complaints of water logging in several areas with it. While civic workers could be seen at several spots cleaning the drains, citizens took to Twitter to complain about inundation. Water logging complaints were reported from Hindamata, Kings Circle, Gandhi market, Dadar in island city, and Andheri and Milan subway in the western suburbs.
Mumbai recorded heavy rainfall of 50 mm in an hour. “In spite of heavy rainfall, no major flooding has been reported in the city,” said Mahesh Narvekar, chief officer, disaster management cell, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
After missing two deadlines of May 31st and June 9th, Gazdarbandh pumping stations’ additional two pumps also started working on Saturday. With the pumping station, BMC is expecting to mitigate water logging in areas like Bandra (West), Santacruz and Khar (West) and Vile Parle.
If continuous and heavy rainfall is witnessed throughout Sunday afternoon, BMC fears increase in water logging complaints as high tide is expected at 1.01pm. “I am observing the condition at Hindmata and Parel, the situation is normal now,”said VP Mote, assistant municipal commissioner.