posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:11 AM
Due to heavy rains yesterday, Mumbai is experiencing a major flooding problem. There is a huge blackout spanning the whole diameter of the City, and
the International Airport has been closed. Therefore, all flights to Mumbai have been delayed indeffinately. All land line telephone numbers are also
out of service.
Mumbai, India's Commercial Hub, Disrupted by Monsoon (Update1)
July 27 (Bloomberg) -- Mumbai, India's financial capital, was paralyzed for a second day as monsoon rains caused power cuts and forced the closure of
the airport and train system, used by about a third of the city's population.
Suburban trains services and city buses, the main mass transport system for the city, haven't resumed operations. The Western Railway announced that
suburban services would remain suspended until 12:30 p.m.
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For me the main concern regarding the flood, is the fact that the international airport has closed and there is no electricity in the city. Mumbai is
a coastal city, and since the rain has started during high tide, the water is not able to drain off into the sea, and therefore, the water has
accumulated and caused flooding. The situation should ease off once low tide arrives.
P.S I have a flight to catch to Mumbai that has been delayed indeffinately, it has now been delayed for about 15 hrs.
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