Monsoon Rains: Mumbai local train status to traffic snarls; Check all latest updates here
Mumbai and its suburbs are experiencing heavy rainfall, with the India Meteorological Department predicting moderate rainfall for the area. Despite a delayed monsoon, the city has already received over 95% of its expected rainfall for June.
Mumbai and its sub-urban areas have been receiving isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. Mumbai city, suburbs is likely to see moderate to heavy rains today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also predicted moderate rainfall over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. The weather office also said the heavy rainfall intensity is likely to decrease gradually from today i.e. 30 June.
Currently, the local train, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services in the city are functioning smoothly. The suburban train services of the Central Railway and Western Railway were normal, the railway authorities said. However, commuters on some routes, including the Harbour line that operates services between Panvel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), complained of delay in train operations in the morning hours.
Speaking of traffic update, Road traffic in some parts of Mumbai was affected, officials told PTI. Commuters complained that the Andheri subway, located between Andheri and Jogeshwari stations of the Western Railway was closed for traffic due to waterlogging. Traffic slowed down in parts of the suburbs as well.
On Wednesday, the Andheri subway got inundated and was closed to traffic after waterlogging was triggered by heavy rainfall. The traffic was diverted towards the Swami Vivekananda road.
On Thursday, a 22-year-old man was killed and another injured after a tree fell on their hut in Mumbai amid rains, while two persons were swept away in swollen water bodies in adjoining Thane and Palghar districts which witnessed heavy showers, officials told news agency PTI. This was the third death due to tree fall in the last two days in the financial capital.
An IMD official said seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai and neighbouring areas received ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall in the past 24 hours. Four of these lakes, Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa and Bhatsa, located in neighbouring Thane district, recorded 144 mm, 137 mm, 109 mm and 137 mm rainfall, respectively. Vihar and Tulsi lakes in Mumbai got 159 mm and 235 mm rainfall, respectively, while the Upper Vaitarna lake in Nashik district recorded 122 mm downpour, the official told PTI. Meanwhile, BMC has decided to implement a 10 percent cut in water supply from July 1 across the limits of the civic body.
(With inputs from agencies)
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