Mumbai Flooded: Heavy Rains Cause Train Cancellations, Waterlogging Across City

Heavy rains pounded Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, on Monday, causing widespread disruptions to transportation and daily life. The Central Railways announced the cancellation of five trains due to severe waterlogging at various stations within the Mumbai division. Services between Kalyan and Kasara, which had been affected earlier, have been restored. However, the following trains remained cancelled on July 8 without further notice:

1. 12110 (MMR-CSMT) JCO
2. 11010 (PUNE-CSMT) JCO

Rainwater flooded tracks, leading to service disruptions for nearly an hour at multiple stations. While services have since resumed, trains are operating at a reduced speed. The Central Railway reported that train services between Kalyan and Kasara are running at restricted speeds. Additionally, rail services were affected at Sion and between Bhandup and Nahur stations.

“Rain Water was above the tracks so trains were stopped for nearly one hour. Now water has receded a bit so trains are restarting but services are still affected,” reported ANI.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall to continue throughout Monday, July 8, 2024, in Mumbai. Thunderstorms are also likely to occur. According to the local weather department, heavy rain continued in Mumbai’s Dindoshi in the early hours of Monday, with waterlogging reported in many areas.

Heavy rains are expected to affect Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada region until July 10, the MeT department said.

Several citizens took to social media to criticize the city’s infrastructure, highlighting the vulnerability of Mumbai to flooding despite being the financial capital of India. Many areas remained inundated, with houses submerged in water.

One user on X posted: “50mm rain in 1 hour + unsual thunder lightning in South Mumbai. Water logging is imminent in low lying areas, luckily it happend post midnight.. #MumbaiRains”

The ongoing heavy rains continue to pose challenges for Mumbai residents, exposing the city’s vulnerabilities to extreme weather events.

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