Live updates: Tackling the Mumbai rains

Team OD Updated: July 10, 2018, 02:48 PM IST

It is that time of the year again when heavy rains lash Mumbai and you struggle to find visible real estate that isn't inundated by waterlogging. This Monday in particular follows a weekend of continuous rainfall. While we advise you avoid driving through waterlogged areas entirely, we understand that it may not be an option all the time. So, whether it's two or four wheels that ferry you about, we have a list of tips to get you through your monsoon driving.

Live Updates
Jul 10, 02:22 PM (IST)

Mumbai Rains Live News Updates: Torrential Rainfall Continues today (Tuesday), Harbour Line Running Late By 15-20 Mins.

People travelling in this rain, please be careful and take care.

Helpline Numbers in Mumbai Central Control Room: 022-22620173

Western Control Room: 022-23094064

WhatsApp Number for traffic updates: 8454999999

Jul 10, 02:20 PM (IST)

Monsoon Tips: The reason your car moves forward, stays in a straight line, turns when you want it to and stops is because the tyres grip the road. Wet roads reduce this friction to a considerable extent and hence your ability to accelerate, turn and stop changes. To ensure that this degradation of performance is at its minimum check that your tyres have sufficient tread depth and are inflated to the correct manufacture specified pressure. Also have your braking system thoroughly checked.

Jul 10, 02:13 PM (IST)

Mumbai Live Traffic update:

Planning to travel from Mumbai to Pune today?

Due to water logging at Railway colony, SV road, Traffic closed (Both bound)  (i) North bound traffic is diverted towards Turner road --> Linking road & (ii) South bound traffic is diverted from Khar traffic chowky --> Linking road.

Jul 10, 02:02 PM (IST)

Always ensure that your windscreen is clean and dry on the inside and once this is done you don't touch it till you are cleaning it again at the start of your next drive. If it does start to fog, use the de-fogger and air-con to clear this up. Avoid wiping this from the inside while on the move as in addition to being distracting and dangerous

Jul 10, 01:42 PM (IST)

One way to see what's the situation is, naturally google maps. But you can rely on slightly more current information too. Food delivery and cab service are always out there. See if those apps post delays or surge charges in the direction you have to travel. Severe delays and rises in fare both indicate problems.