As heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai, several parts of the city like Dadar TT, Kabutarkhana at Dadar, King Circle, Nagpada, Santacruz (East) and Marol Maroshi Malabar Hill, Hindmata, Dharavi, Byculla and Andheri subway are facing water logging. The incessant showers and strong winds have also uprooted a few trees.
Railway tracks submerged
Due to heavy rainfall, several railway tracks have been submerged under water. Train services have been suspended between Virar and Vaitarna stations.
Visuals of wall collapse in Mumbai
My home! The rains are not to be blamed for this https://t.co/zb9T3UiZ0a’s due to the next door construction work by the Dosti Builders who dig 6 storeys underground.8 cars fallen under and loss for Lloyds Estate society. #newsflash #wadala #mumbai #NEWS18 #indiatoday #NewsAlert pic.twitter.com/ilYVrBmgz0— Bhargavi Rajput (@RajputBhargavi) June 25, 2018
Woman injured after wall collapses
37-year-old woman admitted to hospital in a critical condition after wall of an under construction building collapsed at around 4.45 am on Monday (June 25), on Vidyalankar road in Wadala's Antop Hill, following heavy rain. FIR have been registered against the builder in the case, reporetd ANI.
Several cars are still buried under the debris. Though the 32-storey Lloyds estate, around which the wall was built has not been damaged, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and fire fighters have vacated an entire wing of the building. The Llyods estate, is a home to several bankers and businessmen, reporedt NDTV.
A building has collapsed in South Mumbai, reported Times Now. NDRF teams and fire fighting personnel have rushed to the spot
Wall collapses in Antop Hill
Earlier, a wall of an under construction building had collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala's Antop Hill.
Mumbai to receive more rains
Meteorological department issues orange alert (a warning that implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions) over the west coast. It forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall for the rest of June for Mumbai and adjoining areas.
"We expect rain activity to increase in the coming week, with scattered heavy to very heavy rain on June 27-28 in parts of north Konkan, including Mumbai," said the IMD.
Cause of heavy rain
According to the India Meteorological Department, cyclonic circulation is bringing heavy rainfall to Mumbai and even Gujarat.
"Synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat," an IMD official said.
On Sunday afternoon, the heavy rain had also affected arrival of flights at the Mumbai airport on Sunday afternoon. The main runway had to be closed down for flight operations for about 30 minutes.
"The main runway was non-operational from 3.43pm to 4.17pm for maintenance," said an MIAL spokesperson.
Heaviest rainfall in Malad
Malad has recived maximum rainfall (110.8mm), Powai has received 78 mm, South Mumbai's Colaba and Santa Cruz has received 90 mm and 195 mm respectively. According to Skymet, Mumbai has received 195 mm in 21 hours.
With trees having collapsed in a few areas of the city, the Mumbai tarffic police has taken to Twitter to keep residents updated about traffic jams. Here are a few roads which are facing traffic snarls:
2 dead in Mumbai rains
On Sunday (June 24), two people died and five others were injured after a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema at MG Road in South Mumbai's Marine Lines area, reported ANI.
Trains services in Kurla station have also been affected.
Train services affected
Due to heavy rainfall between Thane and Byculla stations, trains on Up and Down lines have been running late by 15-20 minutes, reported ANI.