People dry clothes on local train in Mumbai amid heavy rain
Many users said it was the first time they saw something like this. Others wrote that it was the real spirit of the city. Several responded with a series of laughing emoticons
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Mumbai is once again reeling from the monsoon. The city has experienced heavy rains in recent days, negatively affecting the lives of residents. Without recourse, some people started drying their clothes on the local in Mumbai.
A video of the incident drew attention on social media. The video shows clothes drying on clothes rails in a train compartment while passengers sit calmly. In the short clip, we can see a towel and sheet hanging from the top of the rods. The clip was shared on Instagram by user Dadar Mumbaikar.
The video garnered over 10,000 likes in two days. Many users said it was the first time they saw something like this. Others wrote that it was the real spirit of the city. Several responded with a series of laughing emoticons. One user said “Aamchi Mumbai”. Another joked that the clothes looked like “national flags at the Olympics”.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rains in isolated locations was issued on Friday for Palghar and Raigad as well as ghat areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Satara. According Indian Express, Mumbai is expected to experience moderate rainfall in the suburbs and urban region along with strong winds. The financial capital has seen heavy rainfall in recent days.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to organize alternative transport for commuters, who may find themselves stranded in the city due to the incessant rains. On Thursday, Civic Administrator and City Commissioner IS Chahal had ordered city officials to prepare an SOP with Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). The BMC also said an additional 400 BEST buses will run on the roads in case the rains affect local rail services in Mumbai.
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