Unseasonal heavy rains in Mumbai, nearby cities, traffic services not affected


Mumbai: Unseasonal heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring suburban cities on Tuesday morning, bringing down the mercury. Native practice providers and bus providers had been unaffected, officers stated. Suburban cities comparable to Thane, Mira-Bhayander and Vasai-Virar additionally acquired heavy rains within the morning.

The India Meteorological Division has attributed the rains to the westerly winds and moisture coming from the Arabian Sea. It’s uncommon for Mumbai to rain in March. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) stated components of Mumbai metropolis and suburban cities acquired 20-25 mm of rain between 7 am and eight am.

Areas in central Mumbai comparable to Mandvi fireplace station, Memanwada fireplace station, Byculla fireplace station and BMC headquarters recorded 28 mm, 25 mm, 23 mm and 19 mm of rain, respectively. Japanese suburbs comparable to Mulund, Gavanpada and Bhandup complexes noticed rain within the morning. Between 6 and seven pm, 20 mm and 19 mm of rain had been recorded respectively. Dahisar fireplace station and Chicholi fireplace station within the western suburbs recorded 18 mm and 14 mm of rain, respectively.

Public transport providers just like the Railways and Brihanmumbai Electric Provide and Transport (BEST) weren’t affected, officers stated. The civic physique stated BEST bus operations had been regular and routes weren’t diverted as a result of rain or water-logging wherever within the metropolis. Railway officers stated practice providers had been regular on all of the three suburban corridors within the metropolis – Primary Line, Harbor Line and Western Line. Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway stated, “Heavy rain has been reported in numerous components of Mumbai division, however trains are working easily.

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