Battered Mumbai limps back to normalcy

Battered Mumbai limps back to normalcy

A day after rains wreaked havoc in Mumbai, the city limped back to normalcy on Saturday while the Met department predicted that intermittent downpour would continue on Sunday. 

On Thursday and Friday, Mumbai recorded 398 mm rainfall, while the suburban areas recorded 394 mm.  On Saturday, there were no major disruptions, but there were reports of water-logging in low-lying areas during the high tide in the afternoon which was coupled by heavy rains and winds.

With the average rainfall over Thursday and Friday coming close to 400 mm, the season’s total this year is close to 700 mm rainfall – which means the city has received 35 per cent of its rainfall so far. Reports from various parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) said that lakes which supplies water to Mumbai city and suburbs have received good rainfall.

The Tansa and Vihar lakes in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) has received good rainfall, while other lakes spread over MMR – Modak Sagar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa, too, received good rain.

A 75-year-old woman died when a wall collapsed at the New Bharat Nagar located near BARC in Chembur-Trombay area. In Santacruz, an auto-rickshaw driver died when a tree fell on his vehicle. A 12-year-old boy from Mankhurd went missing after falling in a drain and efforts are on to locate him. At least half a dozen cases of injuries due to electrocution were reported.

Schools and colleges in Mumbai till its far eastern and western suburbs remained close. All the suburban routes, Main and Harbour lines of Central Railway and Western Railway were functional, though they faced some brief delays during the day.

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