Mumbai rains in pictures: How city coped with torrential showers

17-Jul-2017
  • <p>Heavy rains in Kalanagar slowed traffic down and had people taking cover wherever they could manage. This image of a red BEST bus ploughing through the heavy showers, is one that captures the essence of the Mumbai rains perfectly</p>

    Heavy rains in Kalanagar slowed traffic down and had people taking cover wherever they could manage. This image of a red BEST bus ploughing through the heavy showers, is one that captures the essence of the Mumbai rains perfectly

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  • <p>The heavy rains in Vadala saw a number of people enjoying the weather on the streets. Guess for some, the rains are not a time of gloom, but one to make the most of</p>

    The heavy rains in Vadala saw a number of people enjoying the weather on the streets. Guess for some, the rains are not a time of gloom, but one to make the most of

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  • <p>There's never an excuse to miss a workout! These fitness enthusiast embody that spirit as they get their quota of exercise amidst heavy showers at Bandra reclamation.</p>

    There's never an excuse to miss a workout! These fitness enthusiast embody that spirit as they get their quota of exercise amidst heavy showers at Bandra reclamation.

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  • <p>While some areas saw traffic snarls, others had barely any traffic due to water logging. This didn't stop a few people from taking their cars out for a joy-ride - Like this one at Bandra</p>

    While some areas saw traffic snarls, others had barely any traffic due to water logging. This didn't stop a few people from taking their cars out for a joy-ride - Like this one at Bandra

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  • <p>As the rains beat down on the city, umbrellas were no match for the gusty winds and rain. This image has two women, cowering under one umbrella at Marine Drive</p>

    As the rains beat down on the city, umbrellas were no match for the gusty winds and rain. This image has two women, cowering under one umbrella at Marine Drive

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  • <p>The torrential rains led to a number of accidents. This Taxi hit the divider at Goregaon Arey Colony bridge on the Western Highway and flipped over. The traffic Police immidiately pressed into action and helped flip it over. There were no casualties reported.&nbsp;</p>

    The torrential rains led to a number of accidents. This Taxi hit the divider at Goregaon Arey Colony bridge on the Western Highway and flipped over. The traffic Police immidiately pressed into action and helped flip it over. There were no casualties reported. 

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  • <p>This Iskon tempo also met the same fate as the taxi and flipped on its side at Kandivili. It is believed that this occured due to heavy rains and fortunately, no casualties were reported&nbsp;</p>

    This Iskon tempo also met the same fate as the taxi and flipped on its side at Kandivili. It is believed that this occured due to heavy rains and fortunately, no casualties were reported 

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  • <p>After the tempo flipped the Traffic Police pressed into action and helped move the tempo from the road. Traffic in the area was said to be held up for a few hours, but the speedy action of the authorities helped restore normalcy</p>

    After the tempo flipped the Traffic Police pressed into action and helped move the tempo from the road. Traffic in the area was said to be held up for a few hours, but the speedy action of the authorities helped restore normalcy

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