Saturday, 30 June, 2007

Mumbai Underwater Again

Amit Varma reports at out sister blog Cloudburst Mumbai:

The rain is back. NDTV reports:

Heavy rainfall in Mumbai has flooded the busy Andheri, Worli, Sion, Kurla, Wadala, Chembur and Borivili areas.

The airport in Mumbai has called off all flight operations, reports on Saturday said.

The showers also crippled transport systems on the ground forcing diversions to avoid flooded roads and disrupted rail services.

The weather office has forecast more rainfall throughout Saturday.

There's more from Rediff and CNN-IBN. Peter Griffin SMSs to inform me that Vashi is waist-deep in water in some places, and there's no electricity, and therefore no access to the internet or television reports. Heavy rain is expected to continue today, and staying indoors is advisable.

Television is off where I live in Bandra, but we have electricity and internet. Cell phones are working fine. But the city has come to a complete standstill. All flights into Mumbai are cancelled and flights out from Mumbai are running very late. My cousin is en route to Delhi and her flight took off at 2.30 pm, after a delay of 5 hours.

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