300 mm Rain in Mumbai Overnight: Severe Waterlogging, Many Trains Cancelled

Mumbai, 8th July 2024: Mumbai has been experiencing continuous heavy rainfall since last night, leading to significant waterlogging in several low-lying areas and major disruptions to the city’s railway services. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that 300 mm of rain was recorded in just six hours, from 1 am to 7 am.

Waterlogging in Low-Lying Areas:
The heavy rainfall has resulted in severe water accumulation in various parts of Mumbai, including Hindmata, Dadar, Matunga, Bhandup, Andheri, and Kurla. Additionally, LTT and Chunabhatti stations on the Harbor Line are waterlogged, causing further disruption to commuters.

Impact on Railway Services:
The heavy rains have disrupted traffic on both the Central Railway and Transharbor Railway lines, causing significant inconvenience for office-goers. Several trains have been canceled due to the flooding:
– Mamnad Mumbai-Panchavati Express
– Pune CSMT Sinhagad Express
– Pune CSMT Deccan Express
– Pune CSMT Deccan Queen
– Pune CSMT Intercity Express

BMC’s Response and Appeal:
The Mumbai Municipal Corporation has urged citizens to avoid venturing out unless necessary and not to believe in rumors. In case of emergencies, residents are advised to contact the BMC helpline at 1916 for immediate assistance. The Meteorological Department has forecasted more heavy rain throughout the day, prompting the BMC to declare a holiday for all municipal, government, and private schools and colleges in Mumbai for the first semester to avoid inconvenience to students.

Weather Forecast for the Coming Days
The weather forecast for Mumbai from 8th to 13th July indicates continued rainfall:
8th July: Cloudy with moderate to very heavy rain.
9th July: Light rain with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 33°C.
10th July: Moderate rain.
11th July: Moderate rain.
12th and 13th July: Good rainfall expected.

Citizens are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and take necessary precautions during this period of heavy rainfall.