Normal life in Mumbai disrupted due to monsoon floods

Normal life in Mumbai disrupted due to monsoon floods

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The financial capital of India, Mumbai was struck by monsoon one day before the scheduled date on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The floods disrupted the normal life in Mumbai on Sunday, June 9, 2013 and tide could further worsen the current situation.

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The Indian Railways and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are keeping an eye on the tide condition, due to fear that the sea levels might increase to dangerous levels and could further worsen the flood condition in the city. An official from Met office said that Mumbai had recorded 89 mm of rain on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The city has been facing torrential rains from Saturday night, which has resulted in water-logging in many areas and has disrupted normal routine.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Disaster Management Cell informed that Dadar east area has received one-and-a-half foot flooding. Water-logging has also been reported in certain low-lying areas including Mazagaon, Malad, Jogeshwari and Vikhroli. Apart from that, traffic has been affected in many areas due to poor visibility. Flights were also delayed due to smog and heavy rains.

Senior BMC officials have stated that the water-logging problems are due to poor maintenance of the side drains and minor drains in the city.