Thunderstorm lashes at Mumbai.
A thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains disrupted air, road and rail traffic in Mumbai late on Monday night. Earlier this evening, the IMD had issued a forecast for thunderstorms over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad.
1. Rail traffic was hit on the Central Railway's harbour line near Chunabhatti due to a technical snag in the overhead pentograph, hitting operations.
2. All flight operations were suspended due to low visibility at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport around 10 p.m. and efforts were on to resume traffic from the alternative runway. A United Air Network-Mumbai flight was diverted to Delhi.
3. Road traffic also slowed down on the Eastern Express Highway, Western Express Highway and arterial roads due waterlogging in some low-lying areas. Lakhs of commuters returning home from their offices were hit badly as they were caught virtually unprepared by the rains and stormy weather.