Mumbai swamped as overnight downpour hits the city

The overnight downpour has caused major water-logging in the financial city of India. The weather department has issued a warning of a “flood-like” situation in the low-lying areas of the city.

The India Meteorological Department or IMD has informed that the western suburbs have received about 280mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. More rainfall is expected in the following hours.

Services including the train service on the central and Harbour lines have been suspended. The BMC has also informed that the Bombay high court will also remain suspended due to the intense water-logging in the city.  

“Mumbaikars, train services on Central & Harbour lines have been suspended due to water-logging following the heavy rainfall yesterday. However, Western Railway is functioning as usual,” the tweet read.

Visuals of people stuck in waterlogged areas have been flooding all across the media. The weather office has also issued a warning stating the “possibility of danger to very old buildings and unmaintained structures”.

Last month, Mumbai received the highest level of rainfall since 2005. The torrent caused a flood-like situation when a woman along with her three children had swept with the flow in the Santacruz area of the city. 

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