Incessant rains starting Monday (29th August, 17) evening in Mumbai has left Mumbai paralyzed with more 2 lakh Mumbaikars left stranded, and many left inundated.
Till now, five people were dead amongst them two of them were children due to waterlogging. According to the report, approximately 300 mm of rain recorded in some areas on Tuesday.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief, Ajoy Mehta said: “Situation is better than in 2005 flood”.
According to the information by India Meteorological Department (IMD), it was the worst rainfall since 1997.
High alert everywhere for next 24 hours!!
The IMD has issued a “red alert” in the city and nearby areas. They even said to the citizens to remain indoors as more rain will continue to be over the next two to three days.
Torrential rains for the fourth consecutive day resulted in a standstill…!!
Heavy overnight rains affected the lifeline of Mumbai, i.e., the suburban railway services that are used by 70+ passengers every day. Due to waterlogging in many areas, it resulted in traffic jams.
Flights diverted, Trains Cancelled!!
On August 29, Many flights were diverted and delayed their landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 30, 2017
Death toll rises to six…!
Nearly 30 lakh commuters were stuck on the Western, Central, Harbour railways by evening as the local train services were shut down.
Indian Navy opened Food stalls
A helping hand: Mumbaikars offering food and shelter for free!!
They Distributed breakfast and tea for the stranded commuters at various locations in Mumbai.
Water And Destruction Everywhere..!!
In addition to that, the movement of local trains was hindered due to the downpour.
Now the train service has been resumed..!!
As the water recedes from rail tracks, the Mumbai railways ran trains through the night to vacated all the passengers.
After the suburban train services resumed, there was a heavy rush at key stations in the evening.
Amazing waterfall…!! -Viral
— Wassup Mumbai (@Wassup_Mumbai) August 29, 2017
Bringing you another amazing waterfall from Mumbai, India…
— Sir Rohit Sharma (@ImRo450) August 29, 2017
Ganpati Visarjan amid incessant rain.!!
Mumbaikars love Ganpati Bappa. Ganpati Visarjan has been done in spite of the incessant rains on the 5th day of Ganesh Utsav.
— Almas Khateeb (@ItsAlmasK) August 29, 2017
— Nevin John (@nevinjl) August 30, 2017
Mumbaikars Slept In Offices, Homes Of Colleagues!!
As the rain is 30 times more than standard rail, many people spent the whole night in their offices or friends home.
Even the Offices turned into dormitories. Many employees are advised to go back home.
— Piyush Jain (@PJ_CRACKER) August 29, 2017
Fadnavis urged people to stay indoors…!!
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 29, 2017
Mumbai Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said: “PLEASE STAY HOME UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU NEED TO GO OUT.”
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