Mumbai Rains: Flights diverted, trains cancelled, Roads blocked
Mumbai: Heavy rains across the city on Tuesday led to several flights getting diverted, trains getting cancelled and roads blocked due to waterlogging. Several Mumbaikars were left stranded who spent their morning salvaging their belongings as flood waters gushed into their homes.
As many as 54 flights were diverted to and from the Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Yesterday, some 152 flights were delayed during departures. These are as per the data given on the Mumbai airport, from midnight 12 am till 3 pm. Several domestic airlines are using social media to warn people of cancellation and delays.
Mumbai and the surrounding areas of Thane witnessed very heavy rainfall overnight, impacting the Mumbai’s local rail network. Central Railways’ Harbour and Main lines are the most affected.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai local services on the Western line are running without disruption between Churchgate and Vasai Road, Western Railway said in a tweet. However, the Western Railways noted that the trains may run with some delay citing safety concerns due to low visibility.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted requests to citizens to stay indoors considering the situation outside and the forecast for more rains through the day.
While public and private schools and colleges were declared shut for the day in the wee hours of Tuesday, the state government also declared a full public holiday a few hours later. Emergency services would remain operational, government officials said.