During morning rush hour due to massive rains in Mumbai and its suburbs decreased down local train sets and a road accident was published in waterlogged Andheri early on Wednesday.
Around eight people were hurt after three cars crashed with each other in Andheri due to low clarity. New agency Asian News International tweeted photos of the collided cars after the accident.
Local trains services on all four lines of Central Railway were operating at least 10-15 minutes late. The primary line services stalled down due to waterlogging between Kurla and Sion stations as the trains were exercising delayed to cross the submerged tracks. Western Railway stated its services are usually running.
Waterlogging was reported from some areas in the suburbs, especially across Andheri and Sion, as showers continued beyond 7 am. People were seen walking through knee-deep water on roads as commuters waited to get on to crowded trains on several stations where tracks were flooded after the rains.
Widespread heavy rain was recorded in Mumbai and its suburbs between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. South Mumbai recorded 171.8mm of rain while the suburbs received 58.6mm from 11.30pm on Tuesday to 5.30am on Wednesday.
According to the weather department, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate,’ 64.5mm to 115.5mm ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm ‘extremely heavy’.
The weather bureau issued a Nowcast warning at 12.30am on Wednesday about heavy rain over the next four hours. Before that, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast isolated heavy spells during the night.
There will be periodic rain with heavy showers in city and suburbs IMD’s improved forecast on Wednesday morning stated, in the next 24 hours.
Killed higher than 1,000 people Mumbai marked its 2nd-highest on July 2 in 44 years after the flood on July 26, 2005. Primarily in the suburbs, It was the highest with 944mm in 24-hours after the torrential rain. Massive rain brought a wall crashing down on shanties built on a hill slope in Malad, a western suburb of Mumbai more than 30 people were killed after that incident.