As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, a section of a road near Goregaon East IT Park collapsed on Monday night, halting traffic on the route. A video posted by news agency ANI shows the area being barricaded. No casualty was reported in this incident.
According to reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will inspect the damage and then carry out repair work. Meanwhile, all traffic on that route has been stopped.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an ‘orange’ alert for the city on Tuesday, indicating another day of heavy rain after a brief respite on Monday.
“Conditions over the city will remain overcast, and heavy rains are likely on Tuesday, but as we move towards the end of the month, we will see the intensity of rainfall diminish due to the influence of the low pressure area and cyclonic circulation over central India and the Bay of Bengal. However, Thane and Raigad districts will continue to receive heavy rainfall for a few more days,” said a meteorologist at IMD’s regional center in Mumbai.
According to the Meteorological Department, the meteorological station in Santa Cruz recorded 101 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8:30 am on Monday but only 23 mm rain till 5:30 pm later. Colaba city’s coastal station witnessed calmer weather compared to the suburbs, recording 45 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 am, followed by 3.6 mm of rain during the day.
Meanwhile, the IMD has issued an ‘orange’ alert for Maharashtra’s Thane district till July 26 and for Raigarh till July 27.
Notably, Maharashtra received 4 mm and Mumbai exceeded the normal rainfall expectations of 22.4 mm till July 23. Thane and Palghar received an additional 44 mm of rain.
(with input from agencies)