Mumbai Rains Cause Damage, Casualties

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MUMBAI, INDIA ( Several areas in the financial capital of the country came to a halt on Wednesday as the city witnessed the rage of the monsoon. The heavy rains lashing Mumbai inundated places like Parel, Dadar and Hindmata throwing life out of gear for the residents. The traffic in the city was the first to get adversely affected and queues of cars were seen on the major roads. The office goers were severely inconvenienced as a result. The train services were also partly affected. Even the long distance trains got stranded in several stations making things tough for the passengers.

The rain in Mumbai has made things tougher for those who were unprepared and what has made people more worried is a high tide warning. The met department has issued a tide warning. The fishermen have been asked not to venture out into the seas. Last week two students died after drowning at Juhu during high tide. The heavy rain that lashed the city caused a wall to collapse in Thane area of Mumbai. Reportedly 8 people were killed in that incident. The police and rescue workers are trying to rescue those who have been trapped beneath the debris.

Apart from causing traffic snarls and damages to properties the rain in Mumbai also threw flight schedule haywire. The flights arriving at the Mumbai airport got delayed and had trouble in landing. Similarly the take off time of some flights got delayed. However, the authorities have not cancelled any flight so far. The temperature has also gone down owing to the heavy rains.

will not be displayed