Water enters KEM hospital; train services, vehicular traffic severely affected

Andrew Cummings
August 29, 2017

Slow movement of traffic has been so far reported from Eastern Freeway southbound, Dr. B. Ambedkar Road, Western Express Highway near Kherwadi, Udyag Sarthi, MIDC Jogeshwari, Military Road, Kama Lane in Ghatkoper East and other places. A tree fell on the busy Saat Rasta road, affecting road traffic. "The heavy rains are a respite from the humid climate which usually prevail in the city".

"The metropolis has received heavy rainfall since last night". The rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm.

Mumbai: Mumbai struggled in waist-deep water, lashed by what weather officials believe could be the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005, when the city was devastated by floods.

Naik, however, added things were well under control and senior civic officials were keeping a close watch on the situation.

As per ANI, several local trains plying on Western Railways have been cancelled due to the rains. Efforts are on to start traffic on three lines at Bandra as soon as possible by attending to the points, Western Railway tweeted. The downpour led to waterlogging at locations such as Hindmata, Lalbaug, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mulund and low lying areas in Khar, Parel, Worli, Matunga and Dadar TT. Heavy rain coming.Plan ahead.

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation once again came under fire of the commoners. The ground floor has four wards.

The authorities have put teams of NDRF stationed in Mumbai on alert and two additional teams have been moved from Pune to Mumbai to meet any crisis.

The Harbour line services have been delayed by over half an hour.

# Water-logging reported in low-lying areas of Parel and Sion.

Incessant rains have resulted in traffic snarls in several areas. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that the rains are likely to continue for the next 48 hours.

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