Heavy downpour strikes at Konkan coast alongside Mumbai

Mumbai: The 10-hour rainfall of 230 mm that poured from Monday midnight reminded the Mumbaikars of 26 July. The gusts of wind and torrential downpour caused the Mumbai railway and road traffic to shut down. On Tuesday early morning, a landslide occurred in Kandivali and a large part of the hill dropped on the highway. Moreover, two died as a house tumbled down in the mudslide in Vakola. Furthermore, alongside Mumbai, it rained heavily in Konkan, Kolhapur, Satara and even Sangali.

Mumbai-Konkan-Rain Also, this rainfall that is pouring in Mumbai, Thane and the regions nearby has caused the city, which is already under lockdown regulations due to the Coronavirus pandemic, to shutdown furthermore. In Mumbai, Hindmata, Sion, King’s Circle, Matunga, Andheri Subway and Kurla region were waterlogged. Moreover, a heap of mudslide from a hill near Samta Nagar in Kandivali East on to the Western Express Highway and has blocked the inflow of traffic towards Mumbai.

The rains have affected the roadside traffic as well as the local trains. Since water has logged on the Western Railway tracks, the Bandra-Churchgate local train service has shut. Moreover, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Kurla service has also come to a halt. But, considering the railway service shutdown and the tremendous downpour of rain, the public and private sector offices have declared holidays.

Furthermore, levels of the river beds in Konkan is on the rise due to heavy rainfall. Also, Jagbudi River in Khed, Shashtri River in Sangameshwar and Kajali River in Ratnagiri were flooded. Moreover, Savitri River in Raigad crossed the threat levels. Meanwhile, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad are alerted for heavy rainfall. Apart from this, the Bay of Bengal may develop a low-pressure belt. Thus, in the next 48 hours, Bengal has been warned of heavy rainfall.

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