Heavy Rains Hit Mumbai, Citizens Asked to Stay Home

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The heavy rains also impacted schedules at the Mumbai airport, with delayed flights and diversions. As per a PTI report, six to seven flights had to do go-arounds while landing, and four to five flights were diverted to nearby airports.

"Customers flying ex-BOM are advised to allow more time for their journey to airport".

Indigo said customers can check flight status on their website - goindigo.in - or SMS ST (space) flt no (space) date of travel as DDMM to 566772. The BMC, the Mumbai Police and the Chief Minister's Office issued advisories urging citizens to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary. The MET department had predicted that heavy rains would continue until Wednesday, which could be measured up to 200mm.

Officials have warned of a 4.81 metre high tide towards 4 pm coupled with heavy showers, which may cause flash floods in low-lying areas in the city.

Traffic has been moving slowly on the eastern freeway and Western Urban Road till Kherwadi.

Having waited for hours on end with water showing no signs of receding, fidgety passengers were seen jumping off stationary trains and walking along the tracks to their destinations.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra described it as a typhoon-like weather. Mumbai local has been facing the brunt due to water logging on several stations.

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Police personnel have fanned out on streets and lending a helping hand to the Mumbaikars who are in distress, an official said. He added that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking into these complaints.

Heavy rainfall is expected in next 48 hours. The IMD station in Santacruz recorded 944 mm of rain for 24 hours ending 8:30 am on 27 July.

As incessant downpour lashed Mumbai, the city police on Tuesday asked citizens to abandon their auto if water reaches tyre level.

The civic body's control room monitored the situation the whole day.

According to the Met department, the heavy rains are due to two weather systems now active over the region.

Areas like Dadar, Sion, Bandra, King's Circle, Kurla, Ghatkopar and Andheri are flooded.

However even with more than 180 trees and half a dozen walls collapsing in different parts of the city, flooding and waterlogging, there were no casualties. "Despite the heavy downpour, no untoward incident has been reported so far".

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