Mumbai rains: Traffic in city crawls, motorists fume
Waterlogging, coupled with rain, left hundreds of commuters stuck on all major highways in Mumbai on Tuesday morning.
The traffic movement was slow at LBS Road in the eastern suburbs, and SV Road and Link Road in the western suburbs, traffic police officials said.
A photograph of a bus stranded on SV Road in Khar was shared by many on mobile messenger applications. “Waterlogging was reported at Milan Subway, Mohammed Ali Road, King’s Circle, Ram Nagar in Santacruz, near Sion Hospital, and also on the service roads along the Western Express Highway,” said an officer from the Mumbai traffic police headquarters.
Waterlogging and traffic diversion hit the traffic at National College, Bandra, Maheshwari Udyan, Shell Colony near Tilak Nagar, Khardev Nagar in Chembur, Manjrekar Road and Naik Nagar in Khar.
Major traffic snarls were also reported on the Western Express Highway and the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road. A motorist travelling from Mira Road to Goregaon said he took two hours to cross the WEH.
The SV Road near Khar was among the worst-affected spots, as buses were seen submerged in the water.
The four Delhi government agencies running the liquor stores are Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.
According to the LG office, the government in 2015 rejected an excise department proposal to reduce the number of dry days from 23 to three days in a year in line with nearby states which observed only three dry days in a year.
Haryana government's efforts to rejuvenate dried-up rivers bore fruit with the rejuvenation of the Rakshi river after almost 25 years. The recuperation of the 32-km-long stretch of the river has brought a smile to thousands of farmers of 50 villages of Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Karnal districts as the flow of water will help recharge the groundwater in these villages.
While Safdarjung recorded only 2.7mm of rain through the day, moderate rainfall was recorded in south-west Delhi, with Palam receiving 33.3mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm, followed by 22.0mm at Ayanagar.
Urging the Union government to promote natural farming in the country, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday informed the NITI Aayog that the Haryana government has been taking steps to encourage farmers to switch from chemical farming to natural farming. The chief minister said that the state government is completely focused on promoting natural farming in the state and that farmers should also be encouraged for the same.