Civic Body forbid to go near the beach due to high tide and heavy rain in Mumbai

Written By Siva Sai Teja | Updated: August 03, 2019 14:44 IST
Civic Body forbid to go near the beach due to high tide and heavy rain in Mumbai

Officers said that heavy rain has affected the neighbouring regions and the normal life but the train, air traffic and the road traffic are unaffected. One individual died after being electrocuted at his home in neighbouring Thane district, news agency Press Trust of India revealed.

The downpour since midnight in Mumbai has resulted in waterlogging in many lowlands of the town and suburbs. Some arterial streets were submerged under three-four feet of water, causing serious traffic disruption. Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Sunil Udasi said trains run on the line as a precautionary measure at a "careful pace."
The flight services at Mumbai is also unaffected. The municipal body of Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), advised inhabitants not to go by the ocean following the likelihood of a high tide that is supposed to strike the town later today.
India Meteorological Department senior officer KS Hosalikar tweeted that the highest high tide of the four monsoon months is also that day of 4.90 metres at afternoon during the period when IMD had forecast intense rains for Mumbai. He also tweeted that people should avoid outing beaches.
For the previous few days, Mumbai has faced ongoing rain and waterlogging. The town got 53.6 mm of rain in the previous 24 hours, while the outskirts of Mumbai recorded 133.1 mm of rain and the IMD predicted heavy rain for the metropolis and coastal district for the next 72 hours.