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The season of monsoon kick-started last month on a slow note but gradually it has increased over the days. Heavy rains have been witnessed all over India. However, just like every year, Mumbai city is under waters since past few days as heavy rains have hit the city again.
The non-stop rains have caused havoc among the people as they are really facing different problems. From water-logging to traffic jams, to potholes to trains stalled, Mumbaikars are fighting with all these things with great difficulty.
Well, the office goers, college and school students are the ones who are in great problems as travelling has become next to impossible. With trains being late for 10 to 15 minutes as tracks are all filled with water, it has become difficult to go to the office.
A holiday has been declared in many schools and colleges as it highly risky for students to travel in such a bad condition.
Schools in the districts of Thane and Palghar have declared a holiday today for the students.
The weather department has predicted more rains today and the coming days and hence, the city’s iconic ‘Dabbawallahs’ or lunch box carriers have cancelled services for today.
On Monday 9th July, Mumbai received five times the average rainfall for this season. The weather department has predicted heavy rains till Thursday 12th July. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Navy, the Disaster Management Cell and other departments are working on dealing with the situation.
Some of the top updates on what problems rains have caused in the Mumbai city in the past few days.
- Western Railways stated that the suburban trains services between Vasai and Virar near Mumbai have been suspended due to the accumulation of rainwater on the rail tracks.
- Western Railways also shared a pic of the railway tracks in Nallasopara where the tracks are completely submerged in water.
- Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde tweeted, “School principals in Mumbai have been asked to assess the situation in their areas and take a call on the closure of schools.”
- Mumbai Dabbawalas Association’s spokesperson Subhash Talekar said, “We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water-logging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee-deep water.”
- Private weather foresting agency Skymet said the rainfall may cross 150 mm in the next 24 hours.
Well, we can’t control the rains but we hope that the concerned authorities take preventive measures to avoid any calamity or serious circumstances.