Heavy rains lashed Mumbai in a single day, leaving many components of the metropolis in waist deep water and disrupting rail and highway site visitors on Wednesday, officers stated.
The Santacruz observatory recorded 286.four mm rainfall through the 24-hour interval ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, making it the fourth highest rainfall in Mumbai since 1974, an IMD official stated.
At the municipal Nair Hospital in central Mumbai, the Covid-19 outpatient division (OPD) arrange in a short lived shed within the compound was shifted to the casualty ward contained in the constructing attributable to waterlogging within the compound, they stated.
A health care provider from the hospital stated the conventional OPD on the hospital has been suspended quickly and solely emergency instances are being examined on the casualty ward.
Two watchmen died in Agripada space after getting caught inside a raise within the basement of a excessive rise constructing due to waterlogging, a police official stated.
There was additionally waterlogging in a number of areas within the suburbs like Goregaon, Malad and Dahisar, he stated.
“Around 6 inches high water logging at Andheri Subway. However traffic has been resumed and police personnel from DN Nagar Police Station are on the spot to ensure convenient commute for Mumbaikars,” Mumbai Police tweeted.
Rains throughout the island metropolis and the western suburbs picked up late on Tuesday night. There have been intense spells throughout Mumbai in a single day, a civic official stated.
On Wednesday morning, public transport providers have been hit and regular life affected within the monetary capital attributable to heavy downpour and waterlogging.
Several streets and low-lying areas have been waterlogged attributable to in a single day rains and the highway site visitors was additionally badly hit, a civic official stated. Some automobiles broke down within the water, affecting the site visitors motion, he added.
Mumbai’s municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has requested that every one places of work and institutions within the metropolis, barring important providers, be shut on Wednesday because of the downpour and IMD’s forecast of “heavy to very heavy rains” within the metropolis.
A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) launch stated Chahal has additionally appealed Mumbaikars to not step out of their houses, until it’s an emergency.
Suburban prepare providers of Central Railway and Western Railway have been suspended however resumed later because the depth of the downpour waned. Railways additionally cancelled or rescheduled many long-distance trains following the heavy rains.
There was waterlogging in Sion-Kurla and Chunabhatti- Kurla sections and site visitors was suspended on CSMT-Thane and CSMT-Vashi sections for security causes, a CR official stated.
Suburban trains, thought of the lifeline of Mumbai, are being operated for important providers workers attributable to Covid-19 outbreak and customary residents usually are not authorised to journey in them as of now.
A civic official stated the general public bus service of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) was hit attributable to waterlogged streets, and site visitors diverted at many locations.
Five groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on standby in view of heavy rains in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar districts, Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar stated.
Wadettiwar stated heavy rains brought on a flood-like scenario in lots of locations, including that Disaster Management division is preserving a detailed watch on the scenario.
Mumbai obtained one of many highest showers within the final 24 hours of this monsoon season and extra rainfall is probably going within the metropolis on Wednesday, India Meteorology Department (IMD) Mumbai centre Deputy Director General Okay S Hosalikar stated.
The Santacruz observatory obtained 286.four mm showers through the 24-hour interval ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, one other IMD official stated. “Today’s rainfall of 286.4 mm is the fourth highest in Mumbai since 1974,” he added.
As per the file of Santacruz observatory since 1974, it reported 318.2 mm rainfall in 24 hours on September 23, 1981, 312.four mm rainfall on September 23, 1993 and 303.7 mm rainfall on September 20, 2017, the official stated.
According to the IMD, rainfall recorded under 15 mm is taken into account gentle, between 15 and 64.5 mm is reasonable and above 64.5 mm is heavy. Several components of Mumbai obtained greater than 120 mm rainfall within the final 24 hours, the division stated.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday suspended hearings, together with all digital hearings, scheduled for the day, in view of the heavy rainfall within the metropolis and suburbs.