The Met department on Friday forecast “intense heavy rainfall” in Mumbai on late Saturday and Sunday
After heavy showers through the night, traffic was reported to be moving slowly throughout the city on Saturday morning as several roads were waterlogged. According to the Mumbai traffic police officers, many roads were badly affected.
The Met department on Friday forecast “intense heavy rainfall” in Mumbai on late Saturday and Sunday.
KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai, tweeted, “With the development of low pressure area over Bay, this Saturday night and Sunday, Mumbai is very likely to get intense heavy rainfall.”
Warnings are issued (for areas) including West coast,” he said.
This morning, the Mumbai police issued a notification specifying the roads where traffic was affected. The roads mentioned are:
SV Road Andheri Subway
Siddheshwar mandir jetty in Malad
SV Road, Behram Baug in Jogeshwari
Hanuman nagar and Akurli Road in Kandivali east
Sardar Pratap Singh, sankool Janta market at Bhadup
Link Road Inorbit and Infinity mall complete stretch
Kings Circle on Eastern Express Highway
Kanjurmarg West and Gandhi Nagar
Jankalyan Nagar at Malad west
JVLR Western Suburbs Vikhroli Road connecting Western and Eastern Express Highways
Netaji Palkar Chowk
JB Nagar Andheri east
Kandivali east station road
Dahisar Highway near the check post
Hindmata near Dadar
Samta Nagar in Kandivali east
The Mumbai traffic police have cautioned the commuters to leave their houses only if necessary and if going towards South Mumbai, the drivers have been advised to take Bandra-Worli Sea link.