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Mumbai records heaviest rainfall since 1954

September 20, 2019

Heavy rains that lashed across the city in the last couple of days brought the city to a standstill. Rail, road and air traffic was affected due to the heavy rains. Schools and colleges in Mumbai city, its suburbs, Thane and Konkan region remained closed on Thursday. A red alert has also been issued in various parts of Maharashtra including in Mumbai city. According to the weather department, Mumbai is experiencing such a heavy monsoon in the month of September after heavy rains that affected the city in the year 1954. Mumbai police have advised people to stay indoors and not to move out unless an urgency.

Dear Mumbaikars, The IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas for next 2 days. A red alert has been issued in isolated areas across Mumbai & MMR regions for today. Kindly prepare your day. Ensure Safety! #Dial100 in case of an emergency-Mumbai Police.

Most of the main roads were waterlogged and flooded. Heavy traffic jams were reported in many parts of the city with some cars being stuck inside the floods. Over 2366 mm of rainfall has been recorded. Many trains across Western railways were delayed over the last two days.

Nearby Pune city also experienced heavy rains. Some people took to social media to express the plight and condition of Mumbai and its roads after heavy rains. "Bombay really has no moral argument to be as expensive as it is, given how quickly it descents from an enormous shithole to an unbearable slaughterhouse, just after a slight drizzle #MumbaiRains", tweeted journalist Ankur Pathak.

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