Mumbai got heavy rainfall at the beginning of today bringing about congested roads over the city and rural areas while flight operations stopped at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
“Due to heavy rains, there are no movements at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai Airport (MIAL) spokesperson said.
Airport Operations Halted In Mumbai Due To Heavy Rains
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also anticipated heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan, Goa and north Madhya Maharashtra districts, including Mumbai, this week. The heavy storm has been credited to the cyclonic course continuing over south Gujarat and Maharashtra.
“Along with the cyclonic circulation, there is plenty of moisture that is getting pumped-in from the Arabian Sea. Collectively, this is causing heavy to very heavy rainfall over the region. This will continue over Konkan and Goa, north Madhya Maharashtra till July 11,” said Anupam Kashypai, head, weather department, IMD, Pune.
Central Railways, however, tweeted saying that the train services will not face any disruptions. “Heavy rains at various locations on Mumbai suburban. Central Railway locals are running normal on mainline, harbour line, trans-harbor line and 4th corridor (Kharkopar-Nerul/Belapur). No disruption anywhere,” the Central Railway tweeted.