As heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, several low-lying areas of Mumbai were flooded.
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#WATCH| Commuters struggle as the roads are waterlogged due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai y’day
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— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2021
The flooded roads also disrupted road traffic. The services of Mumbai local trains were suspended on several routes and many trains were delayed due to heavy rains and flooded.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 9, 2021
The southwest monsoon has set over Mumbai and neighboring areas, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Mumbai on Wednesday and an orange alert for the next 4 days.
IMD issues red alert in Mumbai, Palghar & Thane districts for today and orange alert for the next four days pic.twitter.com/wG8uz5XdNT
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2021
According to data from the Santacruz observatory, Mumbai recorded 220.6 mm rain from between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday.
Santacruz 227.1 mm and Colaba reported 83.4 mm rainfall in Mumbai during 0830 IST of 09.06.20201 to 0530 IST of 10.06.2021.
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) June 10, 2021
The Central Railway, however, later took to Twitter to update passengers that Mumbai local trains would be running on all routes on Thursday (June 10). The Central Railway CPRO said Railways have kept all machinery on alert mode and is keeping a close eye on the situation.
Trains are running on all corridors.
There is high tide of 4.26mtrs at 12.17hrs and forecast of heavy rainfall. Railways have kept all machineries on alert mode and monitoring the situation closely.
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) June 10, 2021
Fifteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been positioned in various parts of Maharashtra keeping in mind the heavy rains.
Four teams have been based in Ratnagiri, two each in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and one in Kurla (east Mumbai suburb), NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet.
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— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) June 10, 2021
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