The Shivajinagar station of MSRTC, one of the two most busy traffic hubs in the city, will shift to the Aarey field temporarily to facilitate development of new integrated transport location at its present location in Shivajinagar.
As monsoon withdrawal is delayed by over a month, humidity levels have increased. IMD Colaba observatory recorded 89 per cent of relative humidity, while the Santacruz observatory recorded 79 per cent on Sunday.
At least 20 people have been killed and several others critically injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall at Kurar village, Pimparipada-Malad East, Mumbai. The rains have completely disrupted the city's normalcy.
Heavy rain pelted most parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, raising fears of flooding and leaving lakhs of commuters stranded in slow moving trains, on railway platforms, and in traffic jams on the city’s roads. At least 16 people have died after a compound wall collapsed on hutments at Malad East.
Around 168 incidents of treefall have been reported in Mumbai city, out of which 60 are in the island city, 37 in the eastern suburbs and 71 in the western suburbs. However, no casualties have been reported till now.
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.