On Tuesday, heavy rainfall in Mumbai city has not only disrupted the normal life of the people but the rain in Mumbai has affected the airlines and railway services as well. An array of trains including intercity express has either been delayed or have been cancelled due to the situation of waterlogging on the tracks.
Besides this, the local train services were also running 15 minutes late on the Western line while those on Central line have been delayed by 30 to 40 minutes.
“Services of AC local have been suspended today in view of very heavy rains & water logging at/around Nallasopara, till further information. Water very high from rail level at Nallasopara following heavy water accumulation in adjoining areas of tracks. Rail traffic suspended bet (sic) Vasai Road – Virar. Trains running between Churchgate & Vasai Road with delay” the Western Railway (WR) said in a tweet. Overlooking the situation and keeping passengers safety as a preference Western railway has suspended services on the fast track between Vasai and Virar in Palghar district. Even some air-conditioned local trains have been suspended until the situation comes under control.
Water-logging found its ways in several other areas of the city including King’s Circle, Dharavi, Kurla, Sion, Mulund, Dadar, Borivali etc.
Besides this, at Mumbai airport, An Air India Express flight loaded with a number of passengers almost slipped while landing and overshot the Mumbai airport runway. The situation took place due to the heavy rainfall in Mumbai which made the grounds slippery, said one of our sources.
“Air India Express flight IX213 from Vijayawada to Mumbai landed and came to halt deep into the runway at 2:51 pm, overshooting the runway. Now Air India Express Engineering team is inspecting the aircraft at Mumbai airport. All passengers are safe,” said Air India Express CEO KS Sunder.
Due to heavy rainfall and slippery grounds, Air India Express flight IX213 which was coming from Vijayawada and was going to land on Mumbai airport slipped down while landing and stopped merely 10 feet surpassing the runway end, said a spokesperson for Air India Express.
“The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain the aircraft could stop only at the stopway,” added the spokesperson.
There was a news regarding Mumbai airport that due to some reasons the primary runway of the airport is under maintenance.
Besides this, the heavy rainfall had created a havoc in the city thereby affecting almost everyone. Several flights and train have been cancelled while most of the flights at the Mumbai airport have been delayed by more than 30 minutes.