Heavy overnight rains in Mumbai have affected rail and road traffic after various parts of the city were flooded. The meteorological department has warned of a situation similar to a flood in the low areas.
Over the past 24 hours, more than 280mm of rain has been received in the western suburbs, according to the Indian Meteorological Department or IMD, at a time when the country’s financial capital is battling the coronavirus, raising concerns about the violation of government-imposed social distancing rules.
The city is expected to receive more rainfall over the next 24 hours. Footage this morning showed commuters on the roads in knee-deep water, struggling to get to their workplaces.
Train services on the Central and Port lines have been suspended due to waterlogging, the Mumbai civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC, tweeted this morning. The Bombay High Court has suspended the court hearings for the day.
On Twitter People already started sharing the scenes from the various part of the city. Here is some glances;
The meteorological office also warned of “the possibility of danger to very old buildings and structures without maintenance.” Earlier this week, more than 30 people were killed in a building collapse in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai.