Mumbai: 60 mm heavy rain lashes city, commuters bear brunt

Traffic held up due to waterlogging, trees uprooted.

| Mumbai | Updated: June 19, 2015 10:03 am
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Heavy rains lashed the city Thursday leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls at several locations in Mumbai. The city may witness one or two spells of heavy rain on Friday too, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.

[Read: Live updates: Train services affected, Juhu airport closed due to heavy rains]

From 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, the city received 60.34 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs received 57.48 mm and 64.92 mm rainfall, respectively. The relative humidity was 93 per cent at Colaba and Santacruz IMD stations.

Thursday’s rains proved troublesome for commuters as the city witnessed waterlogging at Sion subway, Milan subway, parts of Dongri, near Inox tower in Mahim, parts of Andheri, including the Veera Desai road. “Hindmata was also flooded for half an hour in the afternoon. However, traffic was not affected much,” said a senior civic official from the disaster management department of the civic body.

According to the traffic department, vehicular movement was slow during the day. Traffic in and around Pydhonie and Crawford Market area was affected. Lalbaug was affected too due to waterlogging.

rain, monsoon, mumbai rain, mumbai monsoon, india rain, india monsoon, mumbai weather, india weather, rainlogged, flooded streets, mumbai flood, india news, mumbai news A traffic jam on the Western Express Highway after heavy rain in Mumbai on Thursday. (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu)

The city has also seen high tides in the last four days, with the level going up to 4.5 metres on Thursday afternoon.

At least 19 trees fell due to rains. Of these, 11 were in the island city, four each in the western and eastern suburbs.

Meanwhile, the heavy rain cooled the city with maximum temperature at Colaba and Santacruz falling four degrees below normal on Thursday. The maximum temperature at Colaba was 27.2 degrees Celsius, 4.4 degrees below normal, while Santacruz recorded 27.6 degrees Celsius, 4.3 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature at Colaba was 24.6 degrees Celsius, 1.4 degrees below normal. At Santacruz it was 24.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.

2 firemen among 4 injured

In a rain-related incident, a 25-year-old man sustained injuries due to electrocution near Golden Hotel on LBS Marg. Mahesh was admitted to Sion hospital and is said to be in a critical state. at Chembur, two firemen were injured when a tree fell on a fire brigade vehicle. In another instance, a man sustained head injuries after some parts of Shalimar building on Babubhai Chinai Road collapsed Thursday morning. Nazir Shaukat Ali Shaikh (24), was admitted to the GT Hospital and discharged by evening.

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    Satendra kumar
    Jun 20, 2015 at 3:44 am
    The monsoon made havoc for Mumbai a good sign for the country!
    1. Mahadeva Iyer
      Jun 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm
      Year after year the same story, in spite of professed monsoon preparation by BMC. Though the dislocation during monsoon to some extent is inevitable but to be totally unprepared every year in these days of high technology is unfortunate. At least cannot the lifeline of Mumbai, the railway tracks, be taken care of to be saved from flood waters? Are we so helpless? This year the helpless citizens along with their modes of transport are not the only ones that were swept away by the floods but also the so called BMC pre monsoon anti flood preparations