Mumbai Rains: Rainfall, Rage and more

On September 4, the never stopping 'City of Dreams' came to a standstill as heavy rainfall lashed parts of Mumbai along with Thane, and Konkan

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After being lashed by heavy rainfall on September 3, Tuesday, the citizens of Mumbai were hit by incessant rains on Wednesday as well. However, the persistent rainfall resulted in waterlogged streets, disrupted rail services and lakhs of passengers being left stranded at railway stations. Moreover, the rainfall has made a comeback amidst the ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. 

Due to the downpour, not only was the transportation in the city hit heavily, but the commuters were forced to spend the night at offices, railway stations, and shelters set by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).  

The situation of transportation was affected so adversely that citizens had to sit in local trains for 6-8 hours before receiving the update that the train service was completely non-functional. While the Western Railway local train service had eventually resumed in the evening, the Central Railway passengers were unable to reach home owing to heavy waterlogging between Matunga and Sion railway station. 

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In the meantime, despite Western Railways running special trains, the passengers had to face trouble while boarding the trains due to heavily crowded platforms. The situation arises every year, as the rail corporation becomes a mute spectator as rainfall engulfs and disrupts the local train service.

Meanwhile, BMC had arranged special shelters at schools in Dadar, Mulund, CSMT, amongst various other places to offer help to the stranded passengers.

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After realising that the train service in Mumbai was non-functional, passengers resorted to road transport and turned to Ola and Uber to help them reach home. However, little did they know that the cab aggregators were adding to their woes as the price surge costed the passengers, two-three times the amount of the actual fare.

For instance, the passengers had to pay up to ₹500 to travel from Dadar to Ghatkopar whereas the citizens were charged ₹100 for a journey from Dadar to Parel.

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