Situation much under control: BMC chief on Mumbai Floods

Situation much under control: BMC chief on Mumbai Floods

Situation much under control: BMC chief on Mumbai Floods

"I have to give credit to the people, to the employees and officers of the corporation and all other people like the police, the BST and brought Mumbai back on its feet", he added. "Delays of around half an hour", said Dhananjay Kumar, a spokesperson for India's state-run carrier Air India.

"I could not find any mode of transport and spent my night on the streets instead of trying to reach home", 62-year-old Gangadin Gupta told AFP.

A group of blind people walking back home after the storm today morning at Dadar. Traffic police was deployed in several pockets throughout the night to ease out traffic congestion.

"We are not expecting any major traffic jams as the machinery is geared up and the rain forecast is also not as bad".

He said the city received 320 mm rainfall on Tuesday.

However, the Deputy Director General (DDG) India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the rain has reduced in the past 8 to 10 hours and the situation is likely to be the same for a few hours more.

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Residents of Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums and home to more than a million people, said much of the low-lying area was under water. "While water was receding, the speed was slow. I lost all my belongings in the flooding".

Numerous more than 5,000 dabbawallahs were left stranded in the city overnight, a spokesman for the Mumbai Dabbawallha Association told the Press Trust of India.

At least five persons were killed in different rain-related incidents during Tuesday's deluge when Mumbai was virtually paralyzed while the political parties kept blaming each other for the mess and leaving no opportunity to take the credit for relief work.

Mumbai struggles to cope with monsoon rains every year, prompting critics to accuse the government of poor planning.

Catastrophic flooding in 2005 killed more than 500 people in Mumbai, and a lot of them had been living in shantytown slums.

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