Waterlogged Mumbai left out in the rain

Mumbai has halted in its tracks today owing to continuous rain, and waterlogged streets causing traffic to come to a standstill in multiple spells.

India’s financial capital braves the monsoons each year, and some years are worse than others. Regular updates online all day have helped chronicle the plight of commuters, most stranded in waterlogged slow traffic unable to move.

With normal life halted, the most important warning across government and help platforms is to stay home if possible and only venture out if necessary. This however isn’t helping people who’ve already outdoors, and finding it difficult to find their way back home. Here are the latest developments. Schools and colleges will be shut tomorrow.

Since heavy tide restricts drainage of water, the situation has led to immense waterlogging during in many areas. At different times of the day, Milan subway and Andheri subway were closed due to waterlogging. Traffic slowed immensely at D.N.Nagar & BMW Junction owing to waterlogged roads.

In multiple areas, traffic wasn’t moving for over an hour or slowed down to nought. Services were suspended temporarily between Elphinstone Road and Dadar on all lines from 13.30 hrs. Traffic was closed on Bandra Worli sea link due to waterlogging at Worli end.

Owing to overflowing Dahisar river, traffic on Western Expressway was stuck. Water has receded, now and traffic is slowly moving northward.

Operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport have been suspended for some time due to low visibility. Airline companies too have sent out messages to this regard so fliers can plan or cancel accordingly.

The Indian Navy has deployed five rescue teams and two diving teams ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai. Mumbai police has ensured there are police officers and men present on the road for a thorough lookout to provide any assistance required.

The last high tide warning came in at about 5 pm this evening. Commuters are being repeatedly requested to not take a risk by driving through water. Met department predicts more rain in the next 24 hours.