Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains on Friday morning. Parts of the economic capital witnessed the first heavy rains of the season. While many celebrated the onset of monsoon in the city, water-logging was reported in low-lying areas of Mumbai.
Social media was buzzing with both excitement and worry as #MumbaiRains became a top Twitter trend in India.
Netizens Report Traffic Jams, Low Visibility
A number of netizens on Twitter reported water-logging on Mumbai roads, which led to massive traffic jams in the city.
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Some also reported that the jams led to a hike in the prices of cabs booked through mobile applications like Ola and Uber.
@Olacabs You seriously gotta be kidding me! The distance is just 20 KMS! For this rate I'll reach Delhi from Mumbai in third tier AC Garib Rath. #olacabs #MumbaiRains #MumbaiTraffic pic.twitter.com/YP44an3dib— Vijay Chhatbar (@cuttingchai666) June 28, 2019
Low visibility was reported around Mumbai Airport. However, no flight operations were affected.
Local trains too remained unaffected. Western Railways tweeted a confirmation regarding the same.
Monsoon arrives in Mumbai! Spells of heavy rains in sections of WR suburban. Local trains are running normal & there is no disruption. #WRUpdates #mumbaimonsoon #mumbailocal #FridayMotivation @drmbct @RailMinIndia— Western Railway (@WesternRly) June 28, 2019
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted weather warnings on Friday morning.
Safety measure in Heavy Rain#inlandlogistics #rain #monsoon#raininmumbai #safety #rainyseason #raininjune #rains2019 #rainsinmumbai #MumbaiRains #mumbaimonsoon #MumbaiRain Happy Monsson 2019 pic.twitter.com/1HcaKtRMFf— Inland (@GroupInland) June 28, 2019
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Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a weekend full of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Thane.
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