Heavy rainfall affects normal life in Mumbai
August 4, 2019
Heavy rains lashed across Mumbai on Saturday bringing normal life to a standstill. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall till Monday in Mumbai and its suburbs. Civic authorities and state administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the city till rains subsides.
All students whose names are appearing in 3rd merit list for junior college admissions take note.Last date for securing admissions&paying fees extended to 6th August 2019 5pm inview of ongoing heavy rains.Students are requested not to panic&avoid unnecessary travel ! #MumbaiRain-Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra State Minister.
Roads, railway lines and air traffic was affected by the incessant rains that lashed across Mumbai. Thousands of passengers were stranded after railway lines were completely cut-off due to water-logging. People living in lower parts of the city have been shifted to relief camps. Services to many major routes of the city were suspended as well.
Civic authorities also warned people to not go near beaches due to possibility of high tide. People have been asked to stay indoors till rains subsides. Mumbai police issued an advisory asking people to travel only if it is necessary.
"As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hrs and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hrs. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency. Take care Mumbai", tweeted Mumbai police.
According to reports, one person died in Thane after being electrocuted inside his house. Last week too, Mumbai was hit by heavy rainfall that killed many people.