Heavy rain for the second consecutive day led to waterlogging in 13 spots on Sunday. The disruptions uncovered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s monsoon preparedness, together with desilting and cleansing of nullahs. The suburbs acquired heavy rain, whereas the island metropolis noticed mild showers all through the day.
Chronic flooding spots of Parel, Chembur, Khar, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Malad and Dahisar had been waterlogged for a few hours. Routes for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, Bandra National faculty by way of Linking Road, SV Road by way of Linking Road, had been diverted. Suburban railways ferrying solely important staffers remained uninterrupted.
A portion of a balcony of a dilapidated constructing in Bandra’s Nirmal Nagar collapsed on Sunday morning. No one was injured within the incident. The heavy rain on Saturday midnight additionally result in collapse of a balcony of a floor plus 10 storey constructing in Mazagaon. Civic officers who visited the positioning mentioned the constructing was not in a dilapidated situation, nevertheless, residents determined to maneuver out of it. It was additionally later discovered that owing to heavy rains over the weekend, water had gotten gathered within the balcony resulting in its collapse.
Leader of Opposition in BMC, Ravi Raja, alleged claims of monsoon preparedness turned out to be false. He added, “BMC commissioner’s claim of completing 113% desilting of drains turned out to be hollow. The contractors claimed to meet the desilting target by mixing debris in the garbage dumped from the sewer at several places. These contractors should face legal action.”
BMC recieved 75 complaints of tree/department crashes from numerous areas of town, 16 of short-circuits and 5 of wall collapse. No one was injured in both of the incidents. A excessive tide (4m) is predicted on Monday at 12.17am midnight and of 4.72 meters at 1.06am. Powai lake additionally overflowed on Sunday morning. A senior civic officer of BMC’s hydraulics division mentioned, “Around 6am, the Powai lake overflowed. Data on lake levels for the seven lakes that provide drinking water to Mumbai is being compiled following Saturday’s rain.” Meanwhile, two flights needed to be diverted. One Navy aircaft needed to be diverted to Pune round 9.45am and a Swiss Air flight from Zurich needed to be diverted to Hyderabad at 10.58am.