Heavy rain brings Mumbai’s civic woes to the fore
It was a day of traffic jams, water-logged roads and disrupted train services as steady rainfall took its toll on the city for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.Updated: Jul 05, 2012 01:59 IST
It was a day of traffic jams, water-logged roads and disrupted train services as steady rainfall took its toll on the city for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.
According to civic data, the city recorded a total of 195.33mm of rainfall between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In this span of time, the civic body got water-logging complaints from 33 spots, including areas such as Dadar TT, Shivaji Park and Hindmata junction.
Apart from that, commuters on the Central Railway had a harrowing time when a small portion of the railway track collapsed between Mulund and Thane, throwing services out of gear.
Trains had halted due to the incident at 11.17am, resuming only at 1.50pm. Services were partially affected again in the evening after an incident of soil erosion was reported between Badlapur and Vangani station.
The city’s trees, meanwhile, continued to fall, with 37 collapsing within a span of 24 hours. The civic body’s claims of ensuring a smooth ride seem to be getting washed away with every downpour. Another 170 potholes were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of potholes on BMC-maintained roads since Nove-mber 2011 to 3,874.