Mumbai/New Delhi: Mumbai was waterlogged with unrelenting monsoon showers for the second consecutive day even as North India awaited rains with power crisis worsening. However, the wait was over for the residents of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Heavy rainfall was reported from Lucknow, Barabanki, Unnao and Faizabad.
Mumbai residents woke up to the second consecutive day of intermittent heavy rains on Thursday. The temperature has dipped to a cool 26 degrees Celsius. The suburbs in particular received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours with Bandra receiving 117 mm and Vikhroli 103 mm. Dharavi, Dadar and Kurla have each received more than 90 mm of rainfall.
Constant pouring has also led to waterlogging in several areas like Sion, Dadar, Hindmata, Vakola and Parel. Trains on the western line were running between 10 and 15 minutes late.
However, there is no rain yet in North India. India's largest dam, the Bhakra Nangal, has reached a critical level and there is a similar situation at seven reservoirs in the North. This has worsened the power situation further with major outages across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. ...more
08:31 AM, Jul 05, 2012
Bhakra Dam: North India is facing the possibility of a huge power crisis. The reservoir at the Bhakra Nangal Dam is approaching critical low levels. If the monsoons do not arrive soon, irrigation as well as power generation would be hit in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The Bhakra Beas management board has warned the three states that cuts in water and power supply will be necessary if the monsoons are...
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