Mumbai rains: Heavy thundershowers lash city; roads waterlogged

Mumbai rains: Heavy thundershowers lash city; roads waterlogged
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Mumbai Rains are back again with heavy thunderstorms and showers that led to waterlogging across the city. The city has witnessed heavy showers across Thane, North Mumbai, and South Mumbai after 2 pm. And the places like Worli, Bandra, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Dombivali, Thane and Lalbaug received continuous rainfall. As per the IMD reports, the city has warned of heavy rains for the next 72 hours. The BMC has faced a lot of criticism for mismanaging the situation and for not alerting people.

While as per the reports BMC the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation blamed IMD, traffic department, Railways, and other departments for not managing the situation on August 29, 300mm rainfall in a day that followed by massive flooding and loss of lives. The Meteorological Department on Monday reported that Sindhudurg, Goa, and Ratnagiri are expected to receive heavy rainfall. Whereas the isolated places in Greater Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad also to receive heavy rains.

This year on August 29 Mumbai had a flood-like situation in which BMC criticised for being unprepared to deal with heavy rain and waterlogging. On that day city has received approx 315 mm rainfall along with the waterlogging and flooding-like situation also three railway lines were shut down due to continuous rains.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.