Mumbai: Torrential rains in the country's financial capital, Mumbai, since Tuesday have caused havoc in many areas of the city. Even though road and rail traffic was disrupted due to the waterlogging, overflowing of the Mithi River caused flood-like conditions. The Meteorological Department says that the havoc of rain is likely to continue even further. The local train in Mumbai has not fully returned to track and school-colleges have been declared a holiday.
Trains on the mainline between CSMT-Thane are running 10-15 minutes late. IndiGo and Vistara airlines have informed about the impact on flights due to rain. IndiGo has requested people to chuck status due to the possibility of some flights being canceled. Airlines have said that all flights have been arranged for all affected passengers. At the same time, Vistara has also asked passengers to check flight status.
This time, the weather department's prediction of the brightness of Ganesh Chaturthi has faded due to rain. Heavy rains have led devotees away from Ganesh pandals. The crowds of devotees in Mumbai's famous Ganesh pandals like Lalbagcha Raja, GSB Seva Mandal, Girgaoncha Raja, and Dongaricha Raja have halved since last year.
On Wednesday, only 25 thousand devotees attended the Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Seva Mandal in King Circle. This is only a quarter of the previous year.