STORY: A third straight day of heavy monsoon rains disrupted trains and traffic in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Monday (July 09), with flooding in several areas prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools and colleges.
The heavy rains in the city led to water-logged streets and caused traffic jams. People were seen wading through waterlogged roads while motorists and others had to struggle to get their vehicles out of the flooded roads at in order to avoid any mishappening.
Train services in Mumbai – lifeline of the people of the city – were also hit as tracks got submerged. The trains were running late by 30 minutes, causing problems for the commuters.
Weather officials warned that heavy rainfall was expected for the next four days, in a statement on the website of the meteorological bureau.
Flooded railway tracks delayed a dozen long-distance trains, while suburban trains, a lifeline for the city’s population of about 18 million, were also hit, railway officials said.