The rain Gods have decided to pour all in Mumbai. According to the weather officials, Mumbai has been suffering the heaviest and longest bout of rain which can be compared to 26th July 2005 rains. The city was paralysed then, it has again come to a standstill now.
Yesterday it rained incessantly which eventually lead to flooding, water logging, long traffic jams, the city almost came to a halt.
Over 10 NDRF teams were deployed for rescue and relief operations. Whosoever can offer help to the stranded people in the rain, have been offering help, including the Indian Navy.
Navy has opened food counters and community kitchens, where they have been distributing breakfast, tea and food to people at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Terminus and Parel area.
I also assured the Maharashtra CM of all possible help from the Centre. The NDRF teams have already reached Mumbai for rescue & relief ops.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 29, 2017
Today’s forecast has heavy rains as well, schools and colleges have been instructed to be shut.
With today's heavy downpour &predictions for heavier rainfall; schools,college authorities instructed to remain closed tomorrow #MumbaiRains
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) August 29, 2017
Lots of advisories have been issued by the government, Mumbai Police and by Disaster Management Authority keeping upkeep and security in mind.
As per the regional weather centre, Mumbai will experience heavy rain for a second day today. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24 hours. Reportedly, 5 people have died in the continuous rain, worst hit since July 2005.
The city can heave a sigh of relief for one thing that the water levels are receding and Mumbai is coming back on track. Also, the air traffic which was congested till yesterday, several flights were cancelled, now has been brought back to its normalcy.
Several local train lines which had ceased for hours are also being resumed slowly, as the water levels recede. Central line was the worst hit.