Heavy downpour on Tuesday flooded most part of Mumbai. The heavy rain which began today morning submerged Andheri, Kurla, Matunga, Dadar, Sion, Malad, Parel and other suburban areas hampering the normalcy of life. As Mumbaikars are still haunting with the memory of horrific 2005 city flood, the unprecedented heavy rain triggered panic and fear.
Traffic got stranded and commuters got stuck in the knee to waist high water. Many trains stand cancelled as in many places the tracks are waterlogged.
Meanwhile, Department of Meteorology has come up with a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in 24 hours. Considering this, BMC (Bombay Municipal Corporation) has issued advisory to stay indoors unless an emergency.
The situation is expected to remain grim as high tide is expected to arrive at 4:35 P.M.; therefore, before the departure of high tide the drainage of water is not possible due to high water level in the sea.
BMC claims that flood is a natural disaster due to unprecedented downpour, on its part, it has taken all possible measures to improve infrastructure to tackle any eventuality. However, people caught in the water logging insist that its due apathy of the authorities that they have been repeatedly suffering the situation like today.