Mumbai drowns as heavy rains lash city; normal life paralysed
Heavy rainfall drowned Mumbai and its nearby areas on Tuesday and it looked like there was little respite in sight with the Met department predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Heavy rainfall drowned Mumbai and its nearby areas on Tuesday and it looked like there was little respite in sight with the Met department predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
It has been raining incessantly since Monday, preceded by moderate to heavy showers over the weekend. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
It has been raining incessantly since Monday, preceded by moderate to heavy showers over the weekend. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
To make matters worse, a high tide of 3.32 meters was also headed the city's way on Tuesday evening.  (Photo: Shripad Naik)
To make matters worse, a high tide of 3.32 meters was also headed the city's way on Tuesday evening. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
The Navy has sent out five flood rescue and two diving teams to help people wherever needed. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
The Navy has sent out five flood rescue and two diving teams to help people wherever needed. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Civic authorities asked people to keep indoors but it was too late for most, for those who had to wade through dirty brown waters to offices. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Civic authorities asked people to keep indoors but it was too late for most, for those who had to wade through dirty brown waters to offices. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
Traffic crawled on major arterial roads the whole day while waterlogging was reported from low-lying areas, some right at the heart of the city.     Civic authorities asked people to keep indoors but it was too late for most, for those who had to wade through dirty brown waters to offices. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
Traffic crawled on major arterial roads the whole day while waterlogging was reported from low-lying areas, some right at the heart of the city. Civic authorities asked people to keep indoors but it was too late for most, for those who had to wade through dirty brown waters to offices. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) assured the situation was under control and advised citizens to step out only if  necessary. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) assured the situation was under control and advised citizens to step out only if necessary. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
Officials believe this is the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005 when the city was ravaged by floods.  (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
Officials believe this is the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005 when the city was ravaged by floods. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
As the meteorological department warned that the Mumbai rains would continue for the next 24 hours many offices sent staff home early. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)
As the meteorological department warned that the Mumbai rains would continue for the next 24 hours many offices sent staff home early. (Photo: Vaibhav Bansode)