Heavy rain lashed the city on Monday throwing normal life out of gear. The evening peak hour rail traffic was severely affected due to waterlogging, while the vehicular movement was brought to a standstill.
Both the arterial roads and eastern and western express highways were jammed with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Flight movements were affected as some planes were asked to “go around” due to poor visibility at the airport.
While suburban railway services were delayed on the Central Railway by 30 to 45 minutes, the trains were running at least 30 minutes late on the main line. Services on the Western Railway were late by 30 minutes due to waterlogging and track failure at Santa Cruz.
At least three flights were delayed due to low visibility at the airport.
CR trains slowed down and it took half an hour for a 10 minute journey, while some technical problem at Bandra delayed Churchgate-bound trains for quite some time. “There was no CST-bound train for an hour at Thane and now our slow train is moving at a snail’s pace,” Rama Shrivastava, a commuter said.
“I started from Mahalaxmi at 6pm and by 7.30pm I was stuck at Dadar for more than half an hour,” Rajshri Gupta, a Chembur resident said.
Waterlogging was reported at Vile Parle, Santa Cruz, Lower Parel, Dadar, Matunga, Sion, Andheri, Sakinaka and Chembur. There was a major waterlogging at Milan Subway, Malad Subway and Andheri Subway.
A BEST bus broke down at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road near Sham Talav which created traffic jam.
Landslide at Chunabhatti
At least five persons were injured following a landslide in Chunabhatti on Monday. The incident occurred at around 7.30pm at a hillock at Narayan Hatke chawl near Chunabhatti police station along Swadeshi Mill Road. Rescue operation was on until going to the press.