As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs, the Tulsi lake, one of the seven reservoirs supplying drinking water to the metropolis, overflowed on Friday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As per a release issued by the civic body, Tulsi lake situated in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in suburban Mumbai, started overflowing around 11 am.
Meanwhile, around 250 residents of a slum-dominated area in Mumbai’s Kurla were evacuated on Friday morning as Mithi river swelled up following heavy rains in the city and its suburbs, which also affected the local train services, officials said. However, as water level of the river later subsided, these people returned to their places, they said.
People residing in Kranti Nagar, a slum-dominated area in Kurla west, located along the bank of Mithi river, were shifted to nearby municipal schools after its water level touched 3.7 metres in the morning with its danger mark being 4 metres, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
Heavy rains pounded Mumbai, especially its suburbs, on Friday. Mumbai island city recorded 55.3 mm rain, while 135 mm and 140.5 mm rainfall was recorded in the eastern and western suburbs, respectively between 4 am to 9 am.
IMD data revealed that this was the city’s third highest single-day rainfall in July in the last 12 years.