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Heavy rains forces water logging in many places at Mumbai

After the rainfall made its grand appearance in June, the onset of monsoon in its second month seems to have poured on the financial capital since a three digit mm rainfall has been recorded in its first two days. However, the city dwellers couldn’t enjoy the monsoon in its second month since water logging has been reported in many places across the city.

Reportedly, the city has recorded a rainfall of 150 mm in the past two days. The places that have been reported for water logging at the disaster management cell are Dhobi Talao, Hindmata, Sion, Gandhi Market and Parel TT in the island city.

Places like Chembur, Vikhroli, Vakola, Kandivali, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Andheri, Malad and Goregaon witnessed water logging on Saturday.

The amount of rainfall recorded in Colaba and Santacruz were 60.8 mm and 77.0 mm on Friday. The amount of rainfall recorded in the island city was 75.68 mm, however, it was 72.94 mm and 88.79 in the eastern and western suburbs respectively. The temperature of the city has dipped from 29.8 to 26.5 degree Celsius.

Interestingly, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai claimed to have resolved many of the complaints for water logging. Sudhir Naik, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, said, “There have been complaints of water logging and the MCGM has acted towards resolving the monsoon issues. The water logged in the city’s suburbs has been redirected to the pumping stations and the complaints related to it will be resolved by this evening.”

A civic official from the disaster cell confirmed saying that all the accumulated water has been pumped out and the city will not face further water logging issues as of now.


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