Heavy Rain Hits Mumbai Traffic, Trains; Cars Fall After Wall Collapse

Mumbai:  Heavy rains in Mumbai since last night led to a chaotic Monday morning in the city. Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind schedule and slow traffic is being reported from several areas after last night and this morning’s downpour. Three people have died in Mumbai and Thane. Civic body officials placed pumps on stand-by as many low-lying areas in the city reported water logging.

A huge part of a compound wall of Lloyds Estate, a residential complex in Antop Hil in south Mumbai’s Wadala collapsed, taking along 12 parked cars. The dramatic visuals showed five other cars covered in debris.The civic body and the fire department have vacated an entire wing of the building which houses senior lawyers, judges and businessmen.

Residents in Chembur were seen wading through water-logged streets.

The downpour led to water-logging in subways in suburbs of Andheri, Khar and Malad, affecting traffic, Mumbai Police said. A container broke down on a bridge on the Eastern Express Highway, leading to traffic to slow down during the morning rush hour.

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The compound wall of Lloyds Estates in Antop Hil in south Mumbai’s Wadala collapsed, taking along 12 parked cars.

Mumbai received 231.4 mm rain in the last 24 hours, a Met department official said. “Expect showers to be as intense today as well,” private weather forecaster Skymet said.

Many Twitter users shared pictures of water-logging and traffic, with #MumbaiRains remaining the top trend on Twitter this morning.

Mumbai Police, added a dash of humour, and tweeted, “The showers are heavy but so is our ‘bandobast’ on the streets to ‘be there’ for Mumbaikars. We are #AlwaysUpForDuty to help you reach your destination with a little care caution from you during your journey #RoadSafety #MumbaiRains.”

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