Rains Flushes Mumbai, Local Train Services Stopped, Appeals to Stay Indoor

Rains Flushes Mumbai, Local Train Services Stopped, Appeals to Stay Indoor

On Tuesday, rains flushed Mumbai stopping its pace of rail and road traffic in the city. Intense rain pour and heavy winds take past 2000 rainfall mark for the season. Mumbai and its neighboring areas witnessed the problems arising through it.

With essential services puts up a break like nurses and other medical staff treating Covid-19 patients also find difficulty in doing the duty. Aaditya Thackeray visited several areas of the city. He states, this is probably the heaviest rains Mumbai has witnessed in “12-hr span”

According to BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, on 3-4 Aug, Mumbai received 140.5 mm rain from 8 AM to 3 AM. However, Eastern and Western suburbs reached 84.77 mm and 79.27 mm respectively.

BMC has issued advisories and warnings to all costal agencies and disaster management departments. It has also appealed offices, markets, and other services to remain shut except emergency services.

BMC informed that transport services have disrupted and BEST bus services have been diverted on 56 routes in various parts of the city due to waterlogging. The IMD had informed that extremely heavy rainfall could be seen in an isolated place in Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad on August 4 and 5.

BMC has also put pumping stations, fire brigade, and operating staff temporarily installed.

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