Heavy Rains to Continue in Mumbai For 2 More Days, Cable, Internet Affected
Mumbai, August 20: For the second consecutive day heavy rains continued over many parts of Mumbai creating serious waterlogging at several places. Heavy rains also disrupted signals in many regions which affected cable and internet services in the city.
On Sunday, the intensity of rainfall has been more in the eastern suburbs when compared to parts of the city. In last 24 hours period from 8am-8am (August 19-20) the eastern region of Bhandup (S ward) has seen the highest rainfall of 123.64 mm followed by Mulund which recorded 122.14 mm of rainfall, Ghatkopar (N Ward) 113.29 mm rain, Vikhroli 93.46 mm and Kurla 86.83 mm.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecasted that in many places in Mumbai heavy rainfall will take place in next 24-48 hours.
“The latest satellite imagery shows a thick cloud mass over West Maharashtra and the interiors too. The rainfall activity over the coast has enhanced,” the IMD said in a statement.
Waterlogging was reported on many roads in Mumbai but there was no major traffic jam in the city. Most of the people chose to stay at their homes to watch India vs Sri Lanka match. However, some complained to miss the match due to the interrupted cable services.
“On Sunday morning we chose to stay at our home and planned to watch the India vs Sri Lanka match but heavy rains and a bad signal of DTH spoiled the fun. Even internet services have been interrupted by rains,” Dharam Singh, area estate agent living in Dombivali said.
The Disaster Management Department of BMC has started water pumps to throw the rain water into the sea to reduce waterlogging.