EOS Alerts 30-8-2017
India: Heavy Rainfall Causes Disruptions to Travel
Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Mumbai and along the west coast of the states of Maharashtra and Goa
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller service has issued updated travel advice to advise that “heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Mumbai and along the west coast of the states of Maharashtra and Goa, disrupting transport and essential services. Heavy rains are expected to continue for several more days in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat… Anticipate disruptions to transport and essential services, including flights serviced from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). Contact your tour provider or airline for latest information on disruptions and follow the instructions issued by local authorities if you are travelling to an affected part of the country.
Those operating or residing in the above-mentioned areas are advised to be aware of the serious floods affecting the states. Residents or travellers are therefore warned to prepare for possible further flooding in the near term. Rearrange any travel routes to avoid the worst affected areas. Monitor local media for more information regarding the flooding. Follow all directives issued by the authorities and maintain a flexible itinerary until the floods pass.