New Delhi: There may be a temporary relief in and around Mumbai, which had witnessed a stand-still ever since torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummeled Mumbai on Tuesday disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees.
But according to the MET experts te worst is yet not over. People are there with their own tales of woes and frustration. Residents of Mumbai's Kurla slum say no help from administration.
People's woes were compounded by the high tide that prevented natural drainage of water into the sea. Meteorological department sources said Mumbai recorded copious rain of 65 mm in just three hours.
Dabbawalas won't operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday. "Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today," said Subhash Talekar,Spokesperson,Mumbai Dabbawala Association.
Train services have resumed on Harbour line. See the visuals from Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar railway station.
Thousands of vehicles were stranded on arterial roads in Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West, Ghatkopar, Sion and Hindmata areas that were under knee to waist deep water for several hours, many having broken down. Commuters were seen standing under knee deep water on the steps of buses in low lying areas like Parel. Traffic crawled at snail's pace on important roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg.
On Wednesday morning Indian Navy distributed breakfast to people in Parel area.
Prime Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rains and promised all possible support from the Centre.
"Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north," said KS Hosalikar,DDG IMD.
Here are the visuals from Dharavi. No rain in the area as of now.
There was severe water logging at Thane railway station in early morning hours following heavy rain.
Central railway has resumed services from Kurla to Dombivali .
Indian Navy distributes breakfast and tea to people at CSMT station.
More visuals from Mumbai's Kurla.
Charan Singh, Director, India Meteorological Department, said a 'Red' warning has been issued for the next 24 hours for the city and adjoining areas, indicating there could be very heavy rainfall. He said the city and surrounding areas would continue to receive heavy rainfall over the next 2-3 days.