Mumbai is once again facing the brunt of the monsoon as the maximum city is left crippled due to the heavy rains.
Heavy rains over the last 2 days has brought normal life to a standstill as several low-lying areas including Dadar and Matunga have been completely inundated. Local trains, which are the lifeline of Mumbai, are still functioning in the rains but its schedule has been severely hit. The BMC’s preparations for the monsoon have once again fallen short with heavy flooding causing huge traffic jams all over the city. And there is no respite from the rains as the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next 2 days.
PUNE, NASHIK GET GOOD RAINS AFTER DRY SPELL
Incessant rains continued to lash Pune and many parts of western Maharashtra since last night, bringing a long awaited relief to the region which had been experiencing a chronically deficient rainfall.
Steady showers that started in Pune region yesterday grew into a heavy downpour by night and continued this morning, marking first vigorous monsoon activity of the season since last month.
It also diluted the prospects of additional water cut to Pune where the corporation water supply at present has been restricted to every alternate day.
The wet spell also resulted in an increase in water levels of the four dams that supply water to Pune city — namely Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar.
Pune city recorded 73 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, MeT department reported.
Other parts of western Maharashtra, including Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli, too have been experiencing heavy rains since yesterday, reports said.