Its Rain mayhem again in Mumbai. The Mumbaikars are struggling in waist-deep water and this could be the worst rainfall after the July 2005 floods which left the financial capital devastated for days. In a warning by the weather officials people have been advised to stay in-doors unless absolutely necessary and they believe that the rain could continue for 48 hours in some parts of city which is a bit of a worry.
“Typhoon-like weather” – as industrialist Anand Mahindra calls it – has left roads flooded in large parts of the city. The road traffic is stand still, hundreds of trains and flights have been effected. “It isn’t a panic situation but only step outside your house if absolutely necessary,” said Aditya Thackeray, whose Shiv Sena party controls the city’s civic body BMC. The teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been alerted for any emergency. It has been raining relentlessly since morning along with strong winds. If it continues till high tide at 4.30 pm, India’s financial capital could be in trouble for hours. The Mumbai police tweeted urging people to dial 100 for help.
Maharashtra government has directed all offices to allow their employees to leave early to avoid any miss-haps. Milan and Andheri subways have been shut due to water-logging.