While many celebrated the arrival of monsoon in Maharashtra, people of Mumbai were yet again brought to a standstill as commuting in the city became a nightmare on June 21.
The two days of continuous rains put the brakes on local trains to a halt so much so that Twitter was flooded with angry residents posting complaints about the scenario.
The worst local line to be hit by the snag was the Central Line, which connects important parts of the city like main terminal Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to suburbs like Kurla.
The line witnessed delays as long as an hour with some trains even getting cancelled.
On Mumbai outskirts, Thane, the situation seemed to be similar with passengers even going to the extend of protesting on the tracks at the Diva station.
The tracks were flooded and one train even had an engine failure at the Dadar station, which only added more chaos to the delays.
What made matters worse was a taxi strike that made commuting a lot more worse.
This is how many Mumbai residents vented on Twitter:
— MouthShut.com (@MouthShut) June 21, 2016
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#MumbaiLocal is totally messed up with one small shower… pathetic arrangements of BMC…
— MS (@onlyGodloving) June 21, 2016
If you step on a station like Kurla, you deserve to be appluaded for your will power and courage #MumbaiLocal
— Geet (@heresheis_) June 21, 2016
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) June 21, 2016
#MumbaiLocal is infact a humanitarian crisis, even chickens are not to be transported in that condition 😱
— Dinah Ashiho (@DinahAshiho) June 21, 2016
New people in the locals be like
‘Kya rush hai, no place to stand’
Daily Traveller : Andar chalo andar, poora khaali hai 😅 #MumbaiLocal
— Rahul (@Th3wond3rkid) June 21, 2016
It’s first day of Monsoon & #MumbaiLocal has already messed up the travel fun.
Before Bullet, Concentrate on Available Infrastructure..!!
— Ankit Solanki (@ErAnkitSolanki) June 21, 2016