Mumbai witnessed the arrival of this 12 months’s south-west monsoon with heavy rain lashing components of town and its suburbs on Wednesday. The Indian Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a ‘pink alert’ for Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts.
Heavy downpours for a lot of the day led to water-logging in components of Mumbai, even ensuing within the closure of roads and rail tracks. In an advisory on Wednesday, Mumbai Police urged residents to not step out of their properties except crucial and to keep away from travelling to inundated areas.
The western suburb of Santacruz recorded 164.8 mm rain in six hours from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, in line with the IMD. Equally, Colaba in south Mumbai recorded 32.2 mm rain throughout the identical interval on Wednesday.
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With the heavy rain subsiding on Wednesday night, scores of individuals had been seen abandoning their autos and returning house on foot.
Individuals strolling again house on foot after rain subsided in Mumbai on Wednesday night (Photograph Credit: Pankaj Upadhyay/India At this time)
The IMD has already issued an ‘orange alert’ for numerous districts, together with Mumbai, for the subsequent 4 days.
In the meantime, a ‘pink alert’ has been issued for Raigad for Thursday, adopted by an ‘orange alert’ for the subsequent three days.
The most recent satellite tv for pc observations point out that Mumbai and its suburbs are very more likely to expertise gentle to reasonable spells of rainfall with a chance of occasional intense spells through the subsequent three to 4 hours.
Day-1 of Mumbai monsoon in 10 factors:
1. Huge visitors snarls had been seen alongside the Jap Specific Freeway after heavy rain battered components of Mumbai on Wednesday.
2. Mumbai Police took to Twitter to warn commuters about water-logging at Netaji Palkar Chowk, SV Highway, Baherambaug Junction, Sakkar Panchayat Chowk, Neelam Junction, Govandi, Hindamata Junction, Iqbal Kamani Junction, Dharavi Restaurant, Dharavi, Sion Junction and King Circle.
3. In some cases, authorities needed to make use of cranes to clear the roads on which motorists had deserted their autos owing to water-logging.
Heavy visitors on Western Specific Freeway at Jogeshwari in Mumbai on Wednesday (Photograph Credit: PTI)
4. The Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad subways had been closed for motorists owing to water-logging of as much as two toes at these junctions, stated the Mumbai Visitors Police. A senior official advised information company PTI that visitors was easy on the SV Highway, Linking Highway and the Western Specific Freeway.
5. Water-logging in components of Mumbai pressured officers to droop suburban practice providers from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Thane and Vashi in Navi Mumbai. Inundation was additionally reported on tracks close to Sion and Chunabhatti stations on the Central Railway route.
Railway monitor submerged in rainwater at Sion railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday (Photograph Credit: PTI)
6. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar complained that the BMC is “not getting assist from the Railways as anticipated” on the problem of clearing railway tracks following rainfall.
7. Native practice providers had been suspended on the Central Railways foremost line between CSMT and Kurla, CSMT and Thane, and between CSMT and Vashi (harbour line). Native practice providers remained energetic on the Trans-Harbour line and BSU. Shuttle providers from Thane to Karjat and Vashi-Panvel had been additionally operational. There was no disruption on the Western Railway route because of the heavy downpour, stated a spokesperson for Western Railway.
Stranded native practice commuters strolling on waterlogged railway tracks at Kurla in Mumbai on Wednesday (Photograph Credit: PTI)
8. One of many most secure methods to journey throughout a downpour, BEST buses had been additionally diverted on plenty of routes to keep away from flooded streets.
9. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the Catastrophe Administration room on the BMC HQ on Wednesday to take inventory of the scenario. He was briefed by Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal concerning the on-ground scenario and measures being taken to mitigate any catastrophe.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray on the @mybmc catastrophe administration management room, taking inventory of the scenario. Municipal Commissioner @IqbalSinghChah2 briefed the Hon’ble CM concerning the on-ground scenario and the measure taken to mitigate any catastrophe. pic.twitter.com/aCsv2nyjSG
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 9, 2021
10. In gentle of the IMD predicting excessive climate circumstances alongside the Konkan coast over the subsequent 5 days, as many as 15 groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Reduction Power (NDRF) have been deployed in Maharashtra’s coastal districts.