India’s Mumbai shuts offices after rain lashes, disrupts city

Sun Online Desk

24th September, 2020 09:10:02 printer

India’s Mumbai shuts offices after rain lashes, disrupts city


India’s financial capital Mumbai was lashed with heavy rains on Wednesday morning, forcing government and private offices to shut down.

During the past 24 hours, till 8 am on Wednesday, Mumbai’s two weather observatories at Santacruz and Colaba recorded 286.4 mm and 148 mm rainfall, respectively.

The heavy rain led to water logging on railway tracks and roads, disrupting public movement within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region with Central Railway shutting down its services while Western Railway restoring its services in the afternoon after suspending it for some time.

The city’s civic authority BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation requested citizens to venture out only if it is urgent and announced closure of all offices except those offering essential services.

India Meteorological Department in its tweet on Wednesday afternoon said, “Light to moderate rain with occasional intense rain spell likely over parts of Mumbai during next 6 hours. Forecast: Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Mumbai during next 24 hours.”

According to weather experts, Mumbai has already surpassed its average rainfall of September of 341 mm by recording 400 mm rainfall so far this month.