Mumbai monsoon: It is raining inside the Metro!
If these pictures that are 'floating' around on social networking sites are to be believed, then it is a shameful sight for Mumbai's new metros.
This photograph in particular has been shared over and over again showing an air vent that looks more like a shower panel.
Mumbai city received its first shower of heavy rains on Wednesday and it looks like the metro is not the only problem.
Metros, rail and roads were all blocked and water logged due to improper drainage.
Public transport like trains and buses were held up for hours because of the heavy rains.
Even though the city transportation system was halted for some time, nothing, not even the water logging could stop the Mumbai 'dabba walas' from delivering lunch boxes to hungry Mumbaikars.
Heavy rains today lashed the metropolis, severely disrupting road, rail and suburban train services and causing inconvenience to lakhs of commuters and office goers. Photo: Twitter
Traffic came to a halt on the Western Express Highway and on roads leading to the domestic airport from Kherwadi junction.
Mumbai suburban trains, the city's life line was worst-hit due to water logging on tracks, delaying local services upto more than a hour on some routes.
The much awaited monsoon gave a little relief to Mumbaikars, but are we actually prepared for it?
There is severe traffic jam due to water logging in the low lying areas.
The Andheri subway has been closed down completely due to water logging, bringing the nearby areas to a halt.
A senior Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) official told PTI, "We have been getting distress calls from citizens right from the morning."
He added, "We are continuously monitoring the situation of water logging and trying our best to resolve the problem at the earliest. Since these are non-peak hours, the damage caused is comparatively less."
This year infact we witness scanty rainfall as compared to the last year where the city witnessed about third of annual rainfall in the first 10 days.
Meteorological department officials predict showers to continue for the next 48 hours after which the rainfall condition may slacken.
Even seven flights have been diverted due to heavy rains. Seen here: Even at non-peak hours, the damage is not reduced.
"A low pressure has now formed over the Bay of Bengal which has caused rainfall in the city. We expect the rainfall to last with the same intensity for the next 48 hours and after that it may reduce," V K Rajeev, Director of Weather forecasting,
Few days back, Mumbai had witnessed high tides at the Gateway of India reminding people of the floods of 2005.
Snapshot of first heavy rain shower at Santacruz, Mumbai.
Young boys take a walk along Marine Drive as Mumbai receives its first showers of heavy rain on Wednesday.
People walk on the road with umbrellas during Mumbai first heavy showers of rain this monsoon.