Mumbai has come to a standstill as heavy downpour has affected the day-to-day life of the residents. With the roads flooded, flights and trains cancelled and health risks looming large, Mumbaikers have been advised to stay indoors.
BMC Declares Holiday
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) declared a holiday for all schools and colleges, The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a tweet.
The BMC also advised all residents “to stay indoors unless there’s any emergency”.
As per the forecast by IMD rain is expected to remain intense even today. MCGM has declared holidays in schools and colleges. We request you to stay indoors unless there’s any emergency #MumbaiRainsLive #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates #MumbaiRains #MCGMUpdates— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 1, 2019
1. 16 UP & DN main line trains have been regulated at various stations in Mumbai Divisions due to heavy rain in Virar, Nallasopara, Palghar Stations. Water level is reaching above 150 mm on rail level. #WRUpdates pic.twitter.com/sB9jvKl3mM— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 1, 2019
Transport within the city has been hit the worst, causing delays in commuting.
Mumbai Reels Under Torrential Rain
Mumbai residents shared the condition of the city, as Twitter was full of videos of flooded roads and how it has created hazards all over the road.
In an extremely unfortunate incident, 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village . Fire Brigade & NDRF had rushed to the spot 1/2— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2019
This is about half an hour ago, just after turning onto Andheri-Kurla Road fro WEH. Plan your travel accordingly tomorrow morning. #MumbaiRainsLive #MumbaiRains @MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/ilRkq08DhP— Almas Khateeb (@ItsAlmasK) July 1, 2019
Actor, Randeep Hooda, tweeted about his Delhi to Mumbai flight getting diverted towards Nagpur as bad weather posed risks for incoming and outgoing flights. He was travelling to Mumbai with his family, some of whom were visiting for the first time.
Flight from Delhi to Mumbai diverted to Nagpur .. sitting in the plane with no where to go .. a first time for such a strange night .. and I have first timers traveling with me.. turning out to be quiet an adventure .. a very inconvenient ride for sure #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 1, 2019
#MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates Mumbai city is under water, city is come to standstill but for some life goes on as usual, so much is said of Mumbai resilience and spirit or call it for sake of survival @rajennair— rajennair (@rajennair) July 2, 2019
For more on Mumbai https://t.co/Q3UKnU7JCG pic.twitter.com/mebdx5MBW0
So I fell into this open manhole on the sidewalk on veera desai road (opposite Country Club) a little while ago. Managed to break fall and pull myself out. Thanks @mybmc #mumbairains #mumbaimonsoon #manhole pic.twitter.com/5krJ18xxMi— Tanmaya Nanda (@tkn2104) July 2, 2019
Mumbaikers Unite To Help
Amongst the chaos that had ensued following the torrential rain, Mumbaikers united in trying to provide help to all those who had been left stranded by the rain.
People were quick to offer shelter and food to people stuck in the rain.
If anybody stranded nearby Phoenix market city kurla, they can come inside the mall. Many of us are here feeling safe with mall's helpful staff.. #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— Kavita Chavan (@KavitaNC) July 1, 2019
Anyone needs help in Mira Road, let me know. #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— Roshan Rizvi (@RoshanRizvi10) July 1, 2019
The BMC has also listed the emergency numbers of wards that the residents can call in a case of an emergency.
Please tag your respective wards for prompt help and tag us too so that we can follow up incase the concern is not addressed timely. We will also share all ward control room numbers shortly #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRainsLive #MumbaiRains #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates pic.twitter.com/LmX1WvFoPR— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 1, 2019
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