Mumbai comes to a standstill due to heavy rains


With heavy rains lashing Mumbai city throughout the night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent to moderate rain for the next three days.

Local trains in Mumbai are running late after waterlogging on railway tracks due to heavy rainfall in the city. Several short and long-distance trains have also been delayed or cancelled.

Water has accumulated in many areas, making it difficult for travellers in and around Mumbai. Local trains, called the lifeline of Mumbai, were also affected with a few cancelled and some running with minor delays on Monday morning due to waterlogging.

The city also witnessed heavy traffic congestion on Eastern Express Highway as the city comes to a standstill following unabated heavy rainfall since early Monday morning. The traffic on key arterial roads such as Western Express Highway(WEH), SV Road, LBS Marg, etc was crawling as a result of the downpour due to waterlogging at King circle flyover and the southbound section of the Sion flyover. The WEH southbound traffic is severely affected by slow-moving traffic at Hindmata junction which has to be diverted to the Hindmata flyover due to severe water logging in the area.

Southbound traffic on Eastern Freeway is also moving slowly due to waterlogging in the tunnel of the freeway. The rains have also affected flights arriving and departing from Mumbai. Flights are running 25 to 30 minutes behind schedule. However, there have been no cancellation or diversion of flights until now.

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