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Mumbai floods


Heavy overnight rainfall throws parts of Mumbai out of gear; flooding, traffic diversions follow

July 02, 2022 7:46 am

With sudden bursts and high-intensity rainfall, South Mumbai residents saw a repeat of August 2020, “uncommon” flooding in parts of South Mumbai such as Breach Candy, Girgaum, Churchgate and Marine lines, among others.

Landslides, waterlogging bring trains to a halt in Mumbai

July 22, 2021 1:06 pm

34 long-distance trains have been cancelled, 26 diverted and 34 short-terminated after the tracks got damaged due to landslide in certain sections

Mumbai to get 7th stormwater drain pumping station at Mogra

July 06, 2021 9:29 am

The project seeks to provide much-needed relief to areas like Andheri, Versova, Jogeshwari, and Oshiwara that see flooding during the monsoon.

Bracing up for monsoon, BMC extends drain outfalls, keeps dewatering pumps ready

May 02, 2021 10:01 pm

Last year, on August 5 and September 23, south Mumbai, which usually does not see waterlogging, saw flooding in many areas. Breach Candy, Pedder Road, Worli Seaface and Worli Naka areas remained flooded for hours.

In 2 years, flooding spots in Mumbai increase by 132

April 25, 2021 7:44 pm

Twenty-four new spots have emerged in the island city since last year’s monsoon. According to data from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), there are 139 flooding spots that need to be tackled this monsoon.

Taking cue from Tokyo, South Korea, BMC mulls underground ponds to store excess rainwater, mitigate flooding

August 09, 2020 1:41 pm

Drawing from the flood tunnels of Tokyo, Japan, and the underground ponds of South Korea, civic officials said similar water-retaining structures could also be built in the open spaces in South Mumbai.

With monsoon arriving soon, flood alerts to begin in Mumbai

May 30, 2020 2:47 am

Every year, Mumbai receives very heavy rain within a short time, which usually brings the city to a halt. Urban flooding is common in the city from June to September, resulting in the crippling of traffic, railways and airlines.

At least 60 animals rescued as rain, flood-hit Mumbai suburbs in July first week

August 18, 2019 12:59 am

NGOs working in the eastern and western suburbs reportedly rescued more than 184 snakes, which include over 42 Indian rock pythons and 27 checkered keelback snakes.

Road connectivity to 28 Sangli villages restored, three in Kolhapur still cut off

August 18, 2019 12:36 am

As per the surveys conducted so far, 3,853 homes in Sangli district have been damaged in the floods, with 625 completely destroyed. In Kolhapur, the number of damaged homes has been pegged at 12,512, of which 747 have been completely destroyed.

Nitin Gadkari: BMC has Rs 58,000 crore in bank, but Mumbai flooded every year

August 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Gadkari’s remarks on the BMC, however, did not gone well with its ally. A senior Sena leader, requesting anonymity, said, “I am sure our party president Uddhav Thackeray will give a befitting reply to Gadkari.”


Hear the Mumbai monsoon

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The rain makes us dance to its rhythm. It has a special place. Hear the different sounds of the Mumbai monsoon and experience it.

What Is So Unusual About The Excess Rains That Lashed Mumbai?

June 22, 2020 6:55 pm

Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.