Even arterial roads and highways were clogged

Mumbai : The heavy rain of Tuesday not only crippled train services, it also caused water logging in 27 spots across Mumbai out of which 15 spots witnessed huge traffic jams till late Tuesday night.

However, no official press release was issued by the Mumbai traffic police department neither did any senior traffic cop address the media in this regard. Most of the motorists stranded in huge traffic jams used traffline.com, a private service to find an alternate way to reach their destination. On Tuesday morning, heavy traffic was witnessed at Dadar Hindmata, Matunga, King's Circle, Dadar TT, Sakinaka Junction, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, Khar Subway, Powai IIT market, Andheri west S V Road. However, the traffic was controlled by Tuesday evening. The spots where traffic crawled included Worli Naka, Agripada, Nair Hospital, Nerul Sector 32, Ghodbunder Road, Khar Subway, Dadar East B A Road near Hindmata Cinema, Kalachowky near Sardar Hotel, Parel TT junction which was controlled by late evening. According to traffic control room, heavy traffic jams were witnessed on Western Express highway between Andheri to Dahisar due to incessant rains which created water logging and potholes on the road from morning till night.

The newly-opened Eastern Express Highway was jam-packed with vehicles stranded bumper to bumper for hours. Later in the evening, a diversion created by traffic cops, much to motorists' relief. Around 21 diversions were created by the traffic police across Mumbai in order to allow smooth flow of vehicle, said officials from traffic police department. Additional Commissioner (traffic) Brijesh Singh, said, “Our full staff were present on road including senior police officers.