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Mumbai Rains: BEST bus services diverted on 8 routes; check traffic diversion in city and suburbs

Mumbai Rains Traffic Update: BEST bus services diverted on 8 routes in various parts of Mumbai city and suburbs. IMD has sounded a red alert for today and tomorrow for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Rains: BEST bus services diverted on 8 routes; check traffic diversion in city and suburbs
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With continuous rainfall all through the night, people in several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe waterlogging. The weather department has sounded a red alert for today and tomorrow for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has informed that Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services have been diverted on at least eight routes in various parts of Mumbai city and suburbs.

Here's all you need to know about the traffic diversion in Mumbai city and the suburbs due to the incessant rainfall.

Mumbai Rains Traffic Update: BEST bus services diverted on 8 routes:

  1. Sion road no 24 Via King Circle bridge & Bhau Daji road
     
  2. Bandra Talkies via Linking Road
     
  3. Kurla ST Depot via Signal station road
     
  4. Shell Colony via Chembur Naka
     
  5. Shivaji Chowk Pratiksha Nagar via Kopari agar
     
  6. Dadar TT via Bhau Daji Road
     
  7. Hindmata via Hindmata Bridge
     
  8. King Circle via Bridge

Meanwhile, the Western Line has been completely stopped and the Harbour Line has been stopped between Kurla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The Central Line is still running at a slow speed, informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

With a high tide expected at 12:47 pm, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an alert to all concerned departments and also to citizens to not go near any beach or low lying areas. Tides waves of around 4.51 meters have been predicted due to the heavy rains.

According to BMC, Mumbai city received 140.5 mm rain from 8 am on August 3 to 3 am on August 4. The Eastern and Western Suburbs recorded 84.77 mm and 79.27 mm of rainfall respectively.

The city corporation has also put on alert fire brigade, pumping stations, and operating staff at temporarily installed 299 pumping machines.

Officers have also been put on alert in case evacuation is required when the water level of the Mithi river increases due to rains.

Education officers have been told to keep the BMC schools prepared if any emergency situation arises and people need shelter.

The IMD said that extremely heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad districts of Maharashtra on August 4 and August 5.

Ratnagiri district is also expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 4, while Paldhar district is expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 5.

 

(With agency inputs)

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