Due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai everything was shutdown by Authorities
- Mumbai was shutdown by authorities due to heavy rain
- Railway tracks and hospitals are flooded
Authorities in Mumbai have asked offices to close wherever possible and suspended rail services after India’s financial hub saw its wettest September day in three years.
The city is already operating at partial capacity due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Train services, currently operational only for some essential workers like health care, food distribution or banking, were halted in certain parts after tracks got flooded.
Mumbai has received about 29 centimeters of rains over the past 24 hours through Wednesday morning according to the government. The weather report predicts moderate-to-heavy rain to continue throughout the day.
“Mumbaikars are requested not to venture out of their homes,” the city’s municipality said in a statement. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal asked all offices and establishments in the city, barring essential services, to be shut.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert with a forecast of heavy rainfall at at some places in Mumbai and Thane during the day.
Due to flood, Suburban rail, Western rail and Central railway was shut and Mumbai’s Nair Hospital was flooded and sad thing is it is a COVID-19 dedicated hospital.
The Bombay High Court today suspended its hearings scheduled for the day, including all virtual hearings.The bail pleas filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty were to be heard today by a single bench of Justice Sarang Kotwal through video-conferencing.
Areas which are waterlogged:
- Bhendi Bazar
- Gol Temple
- Nana Chowk
- Mumbai Central Junction
- Bawla Compound J J Junction
- Kala Chowky
- Sarthi Bar
- Worli Sea Face
- Grant Road
- Charni Road
- Lower Parel
- Dadar to Matunga
- Matunga to Mahim
- Mumbai Municipal Corporation declares holiday for all private and govt establishments, except emergency services, after severe waterlogging and heavy rainfall in many parts of the city. Commissioner has appeared public to come out of their homes only if necessary.
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