Mumbai rains HIGHLIGHTS: Pre-monsoon showers lash city, Met office predicts heavy rainfall over weekend
Several parts of Mumbai were flooded after moderate rainfall on Thursday. Thundershowers are expected to continue through the rest of Thursday and Friday. Here are the highlights.mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2018 22:27 IST
Several parts of Mumbai were flooded after moderate rainfall on Thursday. Parts of central Mumbai, Elphinstone Road, Parel, Dadar TT Circle and Dadar’s Hindmata, which had 1.5 feet of water, were flooded in pre-monsoon thundershowers between 11:30am and 12:30pm.
The rains stopped at noon but the flooding busted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) claims that it had done everything to ensure these spots don’t flood.
Mumbai has since morning recorded around 50mm rainfall in Dadar, 20 mm near Dharavi, 15 mm in the eastern suburbs, 26 mm in Goregaon and 18mm in Malad, in the western suburbs, BMC officials said.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “heavy to very heavy” rainfall along the Maharashtra coast, including Mumbai, over this weekend.
Below are the highlights:
4:57pm: An autorickshaw driver was crushed to death in Pune after a tree fell on his vehicle following heavy rains. The deceased man was identified as Anil Lakshman Palaskar, 45.
3:00pm: Navy personnel will be deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad for flood rescue if required, the BMC release said.
2:48pm: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the administration has taken a number of precautionary measures to tackle any eventuality in view of extremely heavy rainfall from June 9 to 10.
“Leaves of all the senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners (DMCs), assistant municipal commissioners (AMCs) and heads of departments have been cancelled and they have been directed to be available in their headquarters on June 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday),” it said.
2:46pm: A Jet Airways London-Mumbai flight was diverted to Ahmedabad following air traffic congestion after a brief spell of rains, said news agency IANS quoting an official.