Mumbai Rains: Local Train Services Hit, Dabbawalas Suspend Work
Heavy rainfall continues to disrupt services in Mumbai, as severe water logging in areas makes commute difficult.
Suburban services of the Western Railway in Mumbai were stopped, as downpour continued well into the night, a senior railway official said. Services between Churchgate and Borivali were, however, normal, he said.
“Since last night, over 200 mm rainfall has been recorded which led to water logging on railway tracks and considering the passengers’ safety, train services have been stopped till the water level on the track recedes,” he said. Dewatering efforts are being made by the water pumping machines to drain the water.
The Central Railway’s suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the overnight rains.
It also tweeted to thank its passengers to offer its gratitude.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in the maximum city till Thursday. Amid torrential rain, the Tulsi lake, which supplies water to the people of the city, started overflowing yesterday.
Mumbai’s pervasive Dabbawalas, the tiffin carriers of the city, have suspended their work today in the entire city.
“We did not collect the tiffins yesterday, because of the water logging across the city. Our people find it hard to wade through their cycle in knee-deep water,” Mumbai Dabbawalas Association’s spokesperson Subhash Talekar said.