Deal with it

Published on June 17th, 2013

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Cloudy with a chance of rainfall

That’s the forecast for today, folks. We list important information and phone numbers to use in case of an emergency.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

Yesterday, Sunday, was an almost total washout in Mumbai – it rained long and hard for prolonged spells, and as always, the city’s transport and overall mobility was hit hard by water-logging.

The weather department predicts very heavy showers today as well.  According to the forecast put out for today by the Indian Meteorological Centre (IMD), Mumbai, there will be “heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by strong wind speeds reaching 45 to 50 kmph in the city and suburbs.” The IMD has also cautioned the city to step out of doors only in the case of an emergency.

phone numbersWhether this forecast comes true today or not, do keep this list of emergency numbers handy if you need help in an emergency during the day:

BMC Disaster management control room: 108 (toll free helpline), 1916, 2270 4403, 2269 4725, 2269 4727, 2269 4719

MMRDA control room to report flooding: 26591241 /26594176/8080705051

Mumbai Fire Brigade: 23076111

B. E. S. T.: 22084242, 22084243, 22856262, 22184242 22182709

Railway control room: 23759201, 23759283 23759280

Churchgate: 2201 7420, 2208 4287

Mumbai Central Police: 2307 0197

CST: 2262 2685, 2262 0173, 2626 1695

Traffic control room: 24937755, 24937746, 24937747, 24927234

MHADA control room: 6640 5000, 2494 8423

Autorichshaw and taxi complaint helpline: 1800220110

Colaba weather station for forecast:  22150431, 22150517

Electricity issues and sudden outages:

M.S.E.B (Bandra) 2647 2131 2647 6749
M.S.E.B. (Bhandup) 2566 8225 2564 3990
M.S.E.B. (Mulund -West) 2568 6666, 2565 3408/2564 1866
M.S.E.B. Mulund (East) 2561 0013

Reliance:

Santacruz: 3009 9999, 3009 4844
Goregaon: 3009 6999, 3009 4844
Andheri to Jogeshwari: 3009 6999, 3009 4330, 3009 4200
Goregaon to Kandivali: 3009 6999, 3009 4900, 3009 4844
Borivali to Bhayander: 3009 6999, 3009 4500, 3009 3070, 3009 4633
Kurla to Chembur, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli: 3009 6999, 3009 2040, 2522 1720

Plus:

The Mumbai Traffic Police advisory to motorists.

Alternate routes to use in case of water logging.

(Pictures courtesy www.thehindu.com, www.seroundtable.com)

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