Heavy rainfall hit Mumbai and surrounding areas on July 20 and the non-stop downpour shows no signs of letting up. Train services on both Central and Western lines have been delayed since Tuesday morning. The rains are a menace for the officer goers as their daily mode of transports — the local trains — have halted their services. Waterlogging has attained new heights, high enough to even become one of the top trends on Twitter, worldwide.
Government Railway Police Control room via tweets have been continuously keeping its passengers updated regarding when and where train services have halted and resumed.
From 1030 hrs @Central_Railway all four lines suburban services suspended due to water logging 10 inches above rail level at Sion— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 21, 2015
From 1040 hrs @Central_Railway all four lines suburban services RESUMED— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 21, 2015
The Western Railway services have also been affected by the rain. As reported by NDTV , passengers have informed that, trains on both lines are running at least 20-40 minutes late. Due to heavy rains and breaches between Palghar and Boisar, five Western Railway trains were cancelled in the morning.
Due water-logging at Bandra suburban services are delayed by around 20 mins— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 21, 2015
Due breaches between Palgar & Boisar down trains (DRD side) will be regulated beyond Virar for next 2-3 hours— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 21, 2015
The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai over the next 24 hours. Residents of Mumbai are having good and bad days. While office goers have tweeted their troubles, the ones who are enjoying the sudden self declared holiday have tweeted the beautiful picturesque side of the rain. Here are some pictures from Twitter.