Mumbai: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall (up to 200mm) in the next 24 hours on Monday.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve then tweeted, “We request the Mumbaikars to exercise caution and ensure security. Dial 100 in an emergency. ”
India Meteorological Department (IMD), has shared forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall (upto 200 mm) in the next 24 hours.
We request Mumbaikars to take precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency.
Take care Mumbai #MumbaiRains
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) July 8, 2019
Meanwhile, the Mumbai airport was adjourned for some time on Monday morning. Due to the suspension, according to an official of the aerodrome operator, some flights were forced to divert to nearby airports.
The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said, “The runway was suspended for around 20 minutes on Monday morning due to heavy rains in Mumbai airport.”
Although the flight services were stopped at 9.12 AM till 9.31 AM, no flights were cancelled. The official said that during this period three flights from the city were diverted from Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Central Railway tweeted on the first day, “Central Railway … Mumbai Suburban services… The main line, harbour, trans harbour, 4th corridor … despite all the unprecedented rain. ”
Given the heavy rain warning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had allegedly asked its assistant engineers to stay back in their offices at night.