Yet another day of heavy downpour experienced by Mumbai the city of dreams on September 19th and 20th, 2017. The rains this day was not as worst but yet created a disaster in the lives of the people of Mumbai the ‘Mumbaikers’. One of the renowned sources had confirmed of these heavy thundershowers to continue in the parts of Mumbai for at least 2-3 hours more. This disrupted the Public transports and created a heap of traffic on the roads with water logging.
Several parts of the city including South Mumbai, Kandivili, Borivali, Andheri and Bhandup received heavy rainfall with several roads including Ghodbunder road, Malad subway, Hindmata, Sion, Veera Desai Road, Air India Colony, Milan Subway, Andheri Subway, Bandra, Dahisar, Chembur and Mankhurd had reports of severe water logging which lead to the traffic movement to be affected along with a BEST bus that got stuck and submerged in water near the Malad Subway. There were reports of branches falling on the roads in 168 places and wall collapse incidents as well as 21 short-circuit cases due to the heavy downpours.
Mumbai Airport stopped its operations immediately after there was low visibility problem and 63 Jet Airways flights, 8 IndiGo flights, 3 SpiceJet flights and 1 GoAir flight were cancelled and the Airport was closed for any further operations. Train services on the Central, Western and Harbour line were also affected. Several trains were suspended and delayed on the Western and Central railway lines and few trains which were running were 30 minutes as per their actual scheduled time and were asked to restrict their speed. Due to the overnight downpour on Tuesday (19th September 2017) few tracks were submerged and after the water on the tracks resided on Wednesday (20th September 2017) morning the Central Railway main line started their operations followed by Harbour line and later the trains between Nallasopara and Virar stations resumed at around 7am.
20th September, 2017 would be marked as another day of difficulties for the Mumbaikers after the August 26th, 2017 incident. The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real time alert on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center cover Public Transportation Disruption, Train Derailment, Train Accident, Roadway closure, Motor Vehicle Accident and Maritime Incident, topic related incidents under the Transportation section and Air Travel Delay, Aircraft Incident, Airliner Crash, Airport Closure, Emergency Landing, Helicopter Crash and Plane Crash related incident under the Aviation section, that could be the reason for disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.