Mumbai: The situation is likely to get worse in Mumbai on Saturday as more rainfall accompanied by strong winds has been predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
“If there is heavy rains, it could create further problems,” Director of weather forecast at IMD, Mumbai, VK Rajeev was quoted as
saying by IANS.
Furthermore, two people, Ranjit Gupta, 60, and Gaurav Karnik, 5, living in a building in Wadala, were yesterday killed after they got electrocuted by loose live wires.
Life in India’s financial capital came to a standstill as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city and surrounding areas on Friday, barely a week after the monsoon set in in the region.
The city had recorded another 72 mm rainfall till Friday evening, and 66 mm and 50 mm downpour in the eastern and western suburbs respectively.
Rain crippled the Mumbai lifeline – the suburban railway network – as rainwater waterlogged the tracks, preventing lakhs from commuting to and from their homes and workplaces.
But the two new showpieces – the Mumbai Metro Rail and Monorail – functioned normally, a spokesperson for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said. More info and video