Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and its suburbs with incidents of waterlogging in low-lying areas for the third consecutive day. In accordance with information company ANI, waterlogging has been reported at Kings Circle in Matunga, Decrease Parel, Mahim and pther areas. The Colaba obtained 23.four mm rainfall whereas Santacruz witnessed 107.four mm rain over the past 24 hours, stated the Met division.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has warned that circumstances of leptospirosis, a bacterial illness, might spike following heavy rainfall within the monetary capital as monsoons lashed the town.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and different elements of Maharashtra for the following 5 days. It has issued an orange alert issued for Mumbai right now. It has additionally issued warning for Palghar, Thane and Raigad.
The primary rains of this yr’s monsoon season in Mumbai precipitated waterlogging in numerous elements of the town, prompting the visitors police to close subways and forcing motorists to desert their autos on roads. On Thursday morning, the Mumbai Airport was shut for 30 minutes and one flight was diverted amid heavy rains. Heavy downpour additionally disrupted native prepare providers.
In the meantime, the BMC has directed officers to examine all manholes within the metropolis, after a video of two girls falling into an open drain amid heavy rainfall surfaced on social media. The BMC stated that it typically inspects all manholes as part of its pre-monsoon works and replaces their lids if obligatory.