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Heavy rain leaves Thane, Kalyan officegoers stuck

Mumbai city news: Officegoers were stuck in traffic along the Ghodbunder and Eastern Express Highway during morning peak hours

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 13:02 IST
Megha Pol and Sajana Nambiar
Megha Pol and Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
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The crowded Thane station.(Praful Gangurde)

The heavy rain since Tuesday morning left officegoers from Mumbai’s suburbs – Thane, Dombivli and Kalyan – stuck .

The regional disaster management cell of Thane Municipal corporation issued a high tide alert and asked people from low-lying areas to stay indoors.

Thane received more than 83mm of rain since Monday, of which around 20mm was on Tuesday morning.

A huge tree fell near Thane civil hospital. ( PRAFUL GANGURDE )

Officegoers were stuck in traffic along the Ghodbunder and Eastern Express Highway during morning peak hours.

Santosh Kadam, regional disaster management officer, said, “The total rainfall for June is 571mm. We have received eight complaints of tree falls and four of fire.”

Apart from Matoshree Nagar in Diva there were no complaints of waterlogging till noon in the city.

A huge tree fell near civil hospital, leading to traffic congestion.

The bridge at Ulhasnagar has submerged. ( Rishikesh Choudhary )

Kadam said, “The IMD has issued a high-tide alert. People from low-lying areas should avoid venturing out .”

The high tide usually leads to waterlogging in Vitawa, Anandnagar, Mumbra, Vrundavan society and Vandana bus stop.

Meanwhile, in Ulhanagar, the bridge connecting Ulhasnagar camp 3 (West) to the railway station has submerged.

Ulhasnagar city has received 414mm rain so far.

”As the bridge has submerged, I could not ride to the station on Tuesday morning. I had to take another small bridge,” said Vicky Idnani, 27, a resident of Ulhasnagar 3.

Kalyan- Dombivli, too, saw heavy downpour, leading to water logging in several shops near the station area . “The drains are not cleaned,” said a shopkeeper who did not wish to named.

Kalyan-Dombivli received 429 mm rainfall in June.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 12:42 IST