India

Heavy Pre-Monsoon Rains Disrupt Mumbai Authorities have put first responders on standby with Navy personnel and disaster response crews available for relief or rescue

HEAVY pre-monsoon rains since early morning waterlogged Mumbai’s roads and railway tracks and even diverted a flight as India’s weather department predicted heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.

Commuters had a hard time with traffic snarls reported from across the city and even disrupting Mumbai’s lifeline, the local railway network.

State authorities have put first responders on standby with Navy personnel and disaster response crews available for relief or rescue. The Bombay Municipal Corporation has responded to the weather department warning by canceling the weekend offs for its officers.

Every year during the Monsoon season, heavy showers overwhelm the city’s aging drainage system, flooding low lying areas, waterlogging railway tracks and slowing down the frenetic pace of India’s financial capital.

Mumbaikars responded to the downpour in different ways, some calling it a sight for sore eyes, a respite from the heat and for some, a huge disturbance in their daily life.

#MumbaiRains: WHAT THEY SAID

Flight diverted

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