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230 mm rainfall recorded in Mumbai in 10 hours, extra rain in subsequent three hours – mumbai information


Mumbai recorded a 230 mm rainfall inside 10 hours of incessant rainfall, Iqbal Singh Chahal, Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) Commissioner informed ANI on Tuesday, including {that a} flood-like scenario had been created within the metropolis.

“The downpour began round 7 pm final night time and slowed down round 5 to 6 am at present morning. Within the 10-hour downpour, 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. The Mithi river had swelled up within the morning due to the heavy rains and went above the prescribed hazard mark of 27 meters. Within the morning it had gone as much as 34 meters and we had began to evacuate individuals within the low-lying slum areas. The water ranges have come all the way down to 24, so now we have ceased evacuation for now,” Chahal informed ANI.

The Commissioner additionally mentioned that over 163 pumps had been getting used to ease the inundation in numerous components of the town.

“Within the saucer-shaped areas of the town like Hindmata, King’s Circle, Milan and Andheri Subway, we can not use the pumps until the water ranges attain a sure stage. As quickly because the water ranges reached the restrict, we began to clear it out with the pumps. We’re at present utilizing 163 pumps to filter the rainwater in these low-lying areas,” he added.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) knowledgeable that between 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, Colaba and Santacruz recorded 6 mm and 19 mm of rain respectively, whereas Thane recorded 16 mm.

“Intense to very intense rainfall prone to proceed in lots of components of Mumbai throughout subsequent three hours,” the IMD added.

The Western Railways, which had earlier suspended prepare companies between Bandra and Church gate as a result of rain, resumed the first slow-train from Churchgate at 12:05 on Tuesday and the prepare from Andheri began at 11:40 am.

“Water stage in any respect locations has began receding. 1st DN gradual prepare from Churchgate began at 12:05 pm and the UP gradual prepare began from Andheri at 11:40 am. Quick traces may even shortly resume after inspection of factors,” the Western Railway mentioned.

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