Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind their schedules and slow-moving traffic is being reported from several areas after the city saw heavy rains last night and this morning. As low-lying areas in the city reported waterlogging, Mumbai’s civic body officials placed pumps on standby in neighborhoods that are prone to water-logging.
Residents in Chembur were seen wading through water-logged streets with their pants rolled up. No casualties have been reported after a wall collapsed in Antop Hil in Wadala.
The downpour led to water-logged subways in Andheri, Khar and Malad and affected the traffic, Mumbai police said. A container broke down on a bridge on the Eastern Express Highway, leading to slow-moving traffic during the morning rush hour.
The heavy rain affected the arrival of flights at Mumbai airport on Sunday afternoon. The main runway was closed for flight operations for about 30 minutes, during which four go-arounds were carried out. “The main runway was non-operational from 3.43pm to 4.17pm for maintenance,” said an MIAL spokesperson. Flight operations were moved to the secondary runway during this period. Railway commuters were inconvenienced due to the rain and megablocks on both Central Railway and Western Railway as services were delayed by 15-20 minutes.