It has been the case year after year and simply no lessons learnt . No matter whichever government is at power in Maharashtra, monsoon rains spell havoc for the Maximum city. Putting up a big question mark of the plans for smart city and turning the city into Shanghai. With clogged roads leading to long traffic jams , delays in trains and flights. Schools have been shut. The tall claims of the BMC falls flat and the city’s infrastructure collapses like a pack of cards.
It is harrowing time for Mumbai residents. But the blame game among parties goes on and on and no accountability. The solution towards it appears no where in sight. Leaving the Mumbai residents to ponder year after year and having to go through this ordeal.
In last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Tuesday, Mumbai city has received 165.8 mm of rain while Mumbai Suburb has received 184.3 mm of rain. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday.
The lifeline of the people Railways too have been hit . According to media reports, suburban services of the Western Railway were stopped, a senior railway official said. The official said that services between Churchgate and Borivali were, however, normal.
There were some respite as the Central Railway’s suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the heavy rain overnight. “Trains are running normally on Central Railway’s all three lines — main, harbour and trans-harbour,” the Central Railway tweeted. It also tweeted to thank its passengers to offer its gratitude.
Mumbai’s resilient Dabbawalas, the tiffin careers of the city, have suspended their work for Tuesday in entire city.
Heavy rains hit flight operations out of Mumbai airport on Monday . As many as 300 flights were delayed by 30 minutes according to reports.