Bollywood celebrities took no time on reacting heavy rains that lashed Mumbai and adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through water- logged roads in low-lying areas.
Traffic jams were reported on all major arterial roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg as the rains continued since last night.
Water-logging was reported in low-lying areas of Parel and Sion. A tree fell on the busy Saat Rasta road, affecting road traffic.
Suburban services were disrupted with trains on all the three lines - western, central and harbour - running late.
Water-logging on tracks was reported in Andheri and Bandra, civic officials said.
Here is how B-town celebs reacted on Mumbai rains:
Guys please be careful 🙏 https://t.co/m0mw63ESm1— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 29, 2017
Happy National Sports Day.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 29, 2017
Today’s sport of choice is swimming. Enjoy! #MumbaiRains
My building compound 😳😱Very soon cars will float! pic.twitter.com/OK6pcniiXr— Milap (@zmilap) August 29, 2017
And by the way no one can escape Nature's fury (pic of Houston floods)...instead of playing blame games ... Be safe pic.twitter.com/Xcg6a073wj— Suresh Menon (@sureshnmenon) August 29, 2017
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the situation was well under control and advised the citizens to step out of their homes only if necessary.
"The metropolis has received heavy rainfall since last night. Between 8.30 am and 12 pm today, the city received 85 mm rainfall," Sudhir Naik, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, told PTI.
"Step out of homes only if it is too important because water-logging has been reported from several parts of the city," he said.
-With PTI inputs.