Mumbai Rains: Retaining wall collapses in Powai, IMD issues orange alert in city

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

On Friday, the retaining wall and a part of the premises of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s Municipal Capacity and Research (MCMCR) building at Chandivali, Powai collapsed. Heavy rains in Mumbai forced traffic police to shut 4 subways and asked motorists to abandon their vehicles on road. Low-lying areas are flooded in the city leaving road traffic and local trains disrupted. Somnath Gharge, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Western Suburbs said, "We have closed the subways due to water-logging of up to two feet at these junctions. However, traffic is smooth on the SV Road, Linking Road, and the Western Express Highway.

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