Heavy rains again disrupted Mumbai,India and the common people were left stranded as road, rail movement was disturbed.
On Saturday, Mumbai received heavy rainfall, and the Met department declared that Colaba recorded rainfall of 86.6 mm while Santacruz received 40.3 mm rainfall.
A K Singh, PRO of Central Railwa in a statement said, “Trains are running late by 30-45 minutes due to water logging at Sion, Matunga, Wadala, Parel and Masjid station. Almost 38 trains were cancelled on the main line and 14 on harbour line.”
An official from Western Railway said, “Train services on the Western line were running late by 10-15 minutes but there were no cancellations.”
People commuting by trains informed that it was over crowded and they were finding it difficult to board and alight the train.
Water logging in Hindmata, Kurla, Sion, Bandra, Wadala and Dadar resulted in traffic jams in the arterial roads of the country’s financial capital.
Flight operations was normal and as per the schedule and there were no diversions and cancellations of flights.
As per the Met department, there is likelihood of heavy down pour in some areas for the next 24 hours. With this scenario questions has risen again over BMC’s statement that the city was prepared for monsoon.