Mumbai comes to a standstill as heavy downpour clogs city | In pics

Mumbai came to a standstill on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the country’s financial capital. Water-logging were reported at a number of places in the city, resulting in traffic snarls.

Local train services were affected due to inundation on tracks in Sion, Kurla, Tilak Nagar and Wadala areas of the Central Railway route.

“There is water in tracks at some locations…trains are being run at a cautious speed and we are continuously monitoring the situation,” the Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said.

Water-logging were reported in several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday. (Image: AP)

The heavy showers on Tuesday also caused water-logged at a number of places, which slowed the vehicular movement on roads.

Commuters make their way through heavy rain in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Some commuters also complained about heavy-water logging in some subways in Panvel, Khandeshwar and Mansarovar stations on the Harbour line in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, forcing them to wade through ankle-deep water.

Commuters wading through water-logged streets. (Image: AP)

A school student wades through water-logged street in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Four arterial subways- Golibar, Milan, Andheri and Malad- in the north-west part of Mumbai had to be closed for traffic due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s Powai Lake began overflowing on Tuesday evening amid heavy rains for the past couple of days, a civic official said.

BMC’s powai lake overflows today !

The artificial lake with a storage capacity of 545 crore litres warer, was built in the year 1890

Since water in the Powai lake is not potable, it is mainly used for industrial purposes.

— Mumbai, BMC (@mybmc) July 5, 2022

The weather department has issued an ‘Orange alert’ in Mumbai for the next five days. Extremely heavy rains predicted at isolated places on July 7 and 8 according to the Indian Metrological Department. The MeT department issues four colour-coded predictions based on the prevailing weather systems. The orange colour is to stay alert.

The waterlogging slowed the movement of trains and vehicles on roads. (Image: AP)

South Mumbai received an average 95.81 mm rainfall in the 24 hour period ending at 8 am on Tuesday, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 115.09 mm and 116.73 mm rainfall, respectively, during the same period.

A vehicle damaged due to heavy rain in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Between 8 am and 11.30 am on Tuesday, the island city received an average 41 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs got 85 mm and 55 mm showers, respectively, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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