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No end to waterlogging woes

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 28, 2017, 1:42 am IST
Updated : Jun 28, 2017, 1:47 am IST

Colaba observatory has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in city and suburbs with thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.

Children wade through knee-deep water. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 Children wade through knee-deep water. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: As the clouds blessed the city with the season’s second downpour on Tuesday, the same old tale of water logging strengthened its grip in various parts of Mumbai.

With the rainfall lashing its wrath on the city roads during the early hours of the day, several areas were affected; bringing railways and road traffic to a somewhat halt, causing major inconvenience to the formal clad office goers.  

 

A looming 4.81 meters of high tide was recorded in the afternoon around 2.41pm and the citizens were spared from further trouble, only thanks to the downpour, which had
considerably receded by then.  

On Monday by 8:30am, the Colaba observatory had recorded 66.8mm of rains while the one in Santacruz had recorded 39mm for the previous 24 hours.  

On municipal automatic weather stations, the city observed a rainfall of 50.9 mm, whereas the western and eastern suburbs recorded 67 mm and 26.5 mm of rainfall respectively.

Tree falls on a car in Thane (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)Tree falls on a car in Thane (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

The Colaba observatory has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in city and suburbs with thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.

 

The heavy downpour also led to water logging in many areas like Gandhi Market in Kings Circle, Tilak Bridge in Dadar, Sion, Parel, Matunga, Hindmata, Andheri, JVLR, Powai, Borivali, Bandra and Goregaon.

“We deployed 79 dewatering pumps — 38 in the city, 26 in eastern and 15 in western suburbs — to discharge water from the spots that are prone to flooding,” said a senior civic official.

“Due to water logging near Parsi colony on Tuesday morning, dewatering pumps had to be used. However, despite using the pumps, it took a long time for the water to clear out,” said Nikhil Desai, a civic activist from Matunga.

Downpour in city

 

  • Observed Recordings
  • (In the 24 hours till 8:30am on Monday)
  • Colaba: 66.8mm
  • Santacruz: 39mm
  • City: 50.9mm
  • Western suburbs: 67mm
  • Eastern suburbs: 26.5mm

Logged in water

Water logging happened in areas like Gandhi Market in Kings Circle, Tilak Bridge in Dadar, Sion, Parel, Matunga, Hindmata, Andheri, JVLR, Powai, Borivali, Bandra, and Goregaon.

Tags: water logging, high tide
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)