Powai Lake Overflows – Heavy Rain puts Mumbai city life under water

Mumbai - Rains
Mumbai - Rains

Heavy rains today in Mumbai city and Konkan region of Maharashtra, water logged  normal life as suburban trains were running late and traffic jammed were reported on some roads in Mumbai.

According to the disaster management control room of Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the BEST buses were running smoothly while suburban trains on the Central, Harbour and Western lines were running late by 10 to 15 minutes.

The reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai have got filled upto 55 per cent of the annual requirement, BMC’s deputy municipal commissioner (general administration) Sudhir Naik told PTI.

“Till today morning, we have water stock of 7,52,445 million litres, which is almost 55 per cent of our yearly requirement of 14 lakh million litres, which can be called satisfactory but not enough,” Naik said.

Following the heavy rains, the Tulsi lake in suburban Powai started overflowing this morning, he said. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), meanwhile, has forecast heavy rains at some places in Konkan region. “In the next 24 hours, intermittent as well as heavy rainfall is likely in the Konkan region, especially in south Konkan region.