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Monsoon Information…

Yeh..Mumbai is raining again, rain in much more than the expected rain. Though entire Mumbai was waiting for rain god to bless them. Since every coin has two sides, even Mumbai’s monsoon has proved that even before. Streets and rail tracks are again filled with water. Many people are being evacuated from low level areas because government did not want to repeat the last year incidents again. This is only fifth day of rain and Mumbai has started panicking. Why Mumbai has started facing this problem severely from last two years? Mumbai always get lot of rain but this much of noise was not there earlier. What has happened? Is it rain or some other reasons are there? Rain has some reason behind all this because there is an increase in /cm rain. However the main reason behind all this is much deeper. According to Mumbai Municipal Corporation the main reason behind all this is old sewerage system. This reason is true up to large extent, because due increasing population of Mumbai city its sewerage system has become outdated. Mumbai city immediately need a better sewerage system which can hold these kinds of rains.

Following are some information just to keep you all updated on Mumbai monsoon:

Flooding points

 

There a number of chronic flooding points in Mumbai which result in disruption of traffic and flooding of settlements.

 

City

1. S.V. Road Low level

2.  Burhni College

3. Slatter Road

4. Hindmata

5. Wadala Station

6. Sandhurst Road

7. Mumbai Central

8. King Circle

9.Sakhubai Mohite Marg

10 Maratha Mandir

 

Eastern Suburb

1. Kurla Station (W), Near Rickshaw Stand

2. L.B.S. Marg, C.S.T. Junction to Sheetal Cinema, Kurla (W)

3. From Premier Road up to Milind Nagar Nalla, Kurla (W)

4. Shanti Nagar, Baigan Wadi

5. Sindhi Society, Chembur (W),

6. Between 21st Road and Subhash Nagar Road, Jeevan Bahar Society, Chembur (W)

7. Shanta Jog Marg, Tilak Nagar, Chembur (W)

8. Savan Bazar, N.G. Acharya Marg, Chembur (W)

9. Kirol Road, Near Fatima High School, Ghatkopar (W)

10. New Pant Nagar from Vallabh Baug Extension, Lane upto Railway Police Quarters, Ghatkopar (E)

11. Naval Dockyard at L.B.S. Marg, Jn. Chirag Nagar Raod, Ghatkopar (W)

12. Bhandup Village Road, Near Progressive Steel Co. Bhandup (W)

 

Western Suburb

1. Juhu Tara Road & S.V. Road Junction, Santacruz (W)

2. Milan Subway – Santacruz (W)

3. Andheri Subway, Andheri (W)

4. Marol Market, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (W)

5. Vidyanidhi Complex, JVPD North, Vileparle (W)

6. Gazdar Bundh, Santacruz (W)

7. Bhogale Chowk, Vileparle (E)

8. Junction of M.G. Road, Subhash Road Vileparle (E)

9. Veera Desai Road, Last Bus Stop, Andheri (W)

10. Kotkar nalla, Goregaron (E)

11. Piramal Nagar Nalla, Goregaon (W)

12. Rani Sati Marg, Makrani Pada, Malad (E)

13. Valnai Hutment Colonies, Kandivali (W)

14. Link Road, Guria Pada, Malad (w)

15. Malad Subway, Malad (E) & (W)

16. Opp. Kandivali Fire Station, S.V. Road, Kandivali (W)

17. Sambhaji Nagar, Dahisar (E)

18. Dahisar Subway, Dahisar (E) & (W)


CAR SAFETY TIPS

  • CAR SAFETY TIPS

    • A well equipped emergency first aid kit with bandage, pain relief spray, antiseptic cream, anti-allergic like Avil, Aspirin, mosquito repellent cream or spray.
    • Car drivers with diabetes, blood pressure, asthma or illness for which they take prescription drugs, should keep a stock of their medicines in the car.
    •  In a disaster- like situation instead of trying to reach home, first reach the nearest acquaintance/Bank branch. Try to minimize travel.
    • Lower your window panes while driving through water logged areas.
    • Carry out pre-monsoon checks of batteries, tires, electrical wiring, engine, maintenance of your car including wipers and top-up the fuel of your car during the monsoon.
    • Ensure that your car have the recommended air pressure and sufficient tread depth.
    • Install in your car mobile battery charger and ensure your FM Radio is in working condition to tune into announcements. Ensure that you have at least one CDMA cell phone in the car. It seems that CDMA phones worked more effectively than the GSM phone during an emergency.
    • Handy things to be kept in the car :
      • Hammer: to break the glass in case of an auto-lock system failure.
      • Thick nylon rope, about 20 meters long, with a hook
      • Fully charged powerful torch.
      • A working whistle.
      • Plastic sheets and spare umbrella.
      • Keep extra tyre (stepni) ready all the times.
      • Adequate dry, non -perishable food items.
      • Adequate quantity of water.
    • Put emergency contacts in your cell phone, to enable any rescuer to inform your nearest ones at the earliest.
    • Ensure wipers are in good condition and functioning properly.
    • Keep your car’s workshop contact no.
    • Exercise extreme caution after a long dry spell. During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous.Allow for more travel time during monsoon.

     

    Very Important points are explained with red bullets

    ·         Apply brake earlier and with less force than you would normally.

    ·         If you must continue driving, drive slower. Leave plenty of room between you and the next vehicle. Give a truck or bus extra distance.

    ·         Turn on your headlights.

    ·         Watch out for pedestrians.

    ·         Defog your windows.

    ·         Slow down when you are driving through still water. Even small amount can cause your vehicle to lose control.

    ·         Be very cautious at night. It’s much harder to detect flooded areas in the dark.

    ·         Never drive alone in the disaster -prone areas. Avoid low lying areas.

    ·         At any time your Life is more precious than your car, so in case you are stuck be prepared to park and walk.

    ·         Obey all caution signs.

     

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