Heavy rains have hit Mumbai city on Wednesday, with Thane, Raigad and other surrounding areas enduring disrupted road traffic and local train delay brought on by the severe monsoons.
The rains, which lashed at the economic capital of India since the previous night, lead to disarray in rail traffic while the vehicular movement transformed to nothing less than traffic snarls
Moreover, there have been reports of persistent water logging as a result of the heavy downpour. However, city disaster control room denied saying that there is no water logging in any part of Mumbai.
Officials at the Central railway declared that trains have been running late by 25 minutes on the central line while on the Western front, services seem to be operating as usual.
Interestingly, the Air traffic at the Mumbai airport remains largely unaffected.
Apart from disturbing road transportation in the city, the heavy downpour has also killed one person in Mumbai.
On Wednesday, one person was killed after a four-story building collapsed in the suburbs of Malad amid heavy rains. The building known as Gopal Bhavan is located in Mamletdar Wadi.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had already evacuated the residents after the building was declared unsafe to live in. The person who died has been identified as Chandrakant Singhvi.
According to MeT department, Colaba which comes under south Mumbai recorded 48.6 mm while Santacruz which comes under north Mumbai recorded 76.3 mm of rainfall until till 8:30 am Wednesday. The weather department has also issued warnings that Mumbai and the surrounding areas of Thane, Raigad district might receive heavy rainfall for the next two days.