Mumbai rains: Train traffic hit; Dabbawalas call off work

Mumbai rains: Train traffic hit; Dabbawalas call off work


As the heavy rains continue lashing Mumbai city, local train services were affected in many parts of the city. Dabbawalas, who are famous for lunchbox delivery from homes and restaurants to people at work in Mumbai, have called off their duty on Tuesday as it is difficult to distribute lunch due to waterlogging. In an accident, a bus ran over a woman after the bike she was travelling on hit a pothole in a waterlogged street in Kalyan.

On Monday night, over 200 mm of rainfall has been recorded. As the railway tracks were submerged in water, railway authorities suspended many local train services considering the passengers' safety. However, the suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the heavy rain. But Central Railway authorities said the services between Churchgate and Borivli were normal.

"It is hard to move with a cycle in knee-deep water. So we did not collect tiffins today," said Subhash Talekar, Mumbai Dabbawalas Association.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain till Thursday. Mumbai monsoon woes continue and schools have been shut for the second consecutive day,