Mumbai rains: Amid heavy showers, police ask people to travel only if necessary
With the weather department expecting intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next four to six hours, the city’s police department has cautioned citizens.
As several roads were waterlogged by rainfall throughout the night, Mumbai police department has issued a notification, requesting citizens to not venture out unless absolutely necessary.
“As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hrs and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hrs. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency,” Mumbai Police said on Twitter.
The police department also released a list of areas where traffic was affected. SV Road Andheri Subway, Siddheshwar mandir jetty in Malad, SV Road, Behram Baug in Jogeshwari, Hanuman nagar and Akurli, Road in Kandivali east, Sardar Pratap Singh, Sankool Janta market at Bhadup, Link Road Inorbit and Infinity mall complete stretch, Kings Circle on Eastern Express Highway, Kanjurmarg West and Gandhi Nagar, Jankalyan Nagar at Malad west, JVLR Western Suburbs Vikhroli Road connecting Western and Eastern Express Highways, Netaji Palkar Chowk, JB Nagar Andheri east, Kandivali east station road, Dahisar Highway near check post, Hindmata near Dadar and Samta Nagar in Kandivali east are some of the roads affected by intense rainfall in the financial capital.
Meanwhile, several flights were also cancelled on Saturday in Mumbai due to heavy rains while routes of many public buses have been diverted.
Not just Mumbai but other states including Gujarat and Odisha are also on alert as there is a high possibility of heavy rainfall, according to the weather department.