Mumbai port reopens gates after disruption by heavy downpour

Mumbai port

By Jite Eriabie 

Mumbai ports and terminals are now returning to normal operations, following several days of heavy rains and flooding that disrupted operations in India’s major seaports. 

Port operations have resumed but are affected by poor labour and staff turnout.

Operations at anchorages have also resumed although some movements are slow, according to GAC.

The rainfall recorded in Mumbai on August 29 is said to be the heaviest in 12 years, with 300mm of rain recorded in some locations.

However, according to local reports, several roads have now been cleared for traffic and the water has receded from some public areas.

In the next few days, more rain is likely to occur in the city and suburbs, according to data provided by India’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai.

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