The monsoon has covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date. At 99driver.in, we believe that while this is good news for the farmers, for cities like Mumbai it is bad news.
On 7/7/2018, Ajay Kumar, Scientist, India Meteorological Department had announced that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to occur in Konkan, Goa and Mumbai in the next five days.
Today, due to the torrential rain roads overflowing with water and traffic jams are seen all across Mumbai.
According to the weather bureau, Mumbai recorded these quantities of rain:
As usual due to the heavy downpours already Mumbai residents are stuck in their homes. Movement of people and vehicles are limited due to water-logging leading to traffic jams. Vehicles on many roads were seen crawling because of the rain and low visibility, while potholes compounded the problem.
Urban transport infrastructure is the first to be hit during the rains. Several schools declared a holiday today and many office-goers have decided to stay at home.
The rapid increase of built-up area and the use of concrete to level the ground are few of the reasons why rain water is not quickly absorbed by the soil.
Here are some advices from 99driver.in:
5 things that you should not do while driving on a flooded road
- Watch out for broken electric wires and cables.
You will be at the risk of electrocution.
- Don’t follow large vehicles
Trucks and buses displace huge quantity of water. This water can enter the engine through the exhaust pipe and stall your car.
- Take an alternate route
Drive on an alternate route if possible. Even if the distance is longer, it is better than the water logged roads.
- Avoid applying the brake when you hit a pothole or speed breaker
The moment you lift you feet off the accelerator, water will enter the exhaust pipe. So, instead of braking, drive at a steady speed in the lower gears.
- Check the brakes
Brakes can get wet, while driving through flood. Apply brakes a few times to make the brakes dry.
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