Mumbai rains: Traffic snarls choke Western Express Highway, intense rain to continue

Juhu, Vile Parle and Virar witnessed heavy rainfall on Friday. (PTI). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MUMBAI, Jun 28, 2019, India Today. Three days after the onset of the south-west monsoon was announced in Maharashtra, rains finally lashed the city on Friday, reported the India Today.

Large parts of India, meanwhile, remain parched as people desperately await overdue monsoon rains.

Several parts of Mumbai woke up to heavy rains on Friday with the weather department forecast heavy rain till June 29. As heavy rains lashed the city and neighbouring areas, including Virar, Juhu, Mulund, the temperature saw a dip and settled at 27 Degrees Celsius.

As heavy rains lashed Mumbai, Congress MLA Amin Patel raised the issue in the Lower House on Friday.

Within just a few hours of rains, several areas in Mumbai are flooded. This information has been sent by BMC itself. Traffic in the city has come to a halt, trains are running late, Congress MLA Amin Patel said.

Slamming the municipal corporation, the MLA alleged that nullah cleaning was not done properly which resulted in waterlogging.

Ghatla in Chembur has seen 36.83 mm rain since Friday morning, more showers expected: Skymet.

Highways linking the Mumbai suburbs clogged. Massive traffic jams from Mulund to Ghatkopar and Malad East to Andheri East.

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