With the weather department expecting intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next four to six hours, the city’s police department has cautioned citizens. As several roads were waterlogged by rainfall throughout the night, the Mumbai police department has issued a notification requesting citizens not to venture out unless necessary.
“As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hrs and heavy to weighty rainfall in the next 24 hrs. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency,” Mumbai Police said on Twitter.
The police department also released a list of areas where traffic was affected. SV Road Andheri Subway, Siddheshwar mandir jetty in Malad, SV Road, Behram Baug in Jogeshwari, Hanuman Nagar and Akurli, Road in Kandivali east, Sardar Pratap Singh, Sankool Janta market at Bhandup, Link Road Inorbit and Infinity mall complete stretch, Kings Circle on Eastern Express Highway, Kanjurmarg West and Gandhi Nagar, Jankalyan Nagar at Malad west, JVLR Western Suburbs Vikhroli Road connecting Western and Eastern Express Highways, Netaji Palkar Chowk, JB Nagar Andheri East, Kandivali east station road, Dahisar Highway near check post, Hindmata near Dadar and Samta Nagar in Kandivali East are some of the roads affected by intense rainfall in the financial capital.
Meanwhile, several flights were also canceled on Saturday in Mumbai due to heavy rains while many public buses have been diverted. According to the weather department, not just Mumbai but other states, including Gujarat and Odisha, are also on alert as there is a high possibility of heavy rainfall.
There is no one “right” way to travel, especially when it comes to the number of partners you choose to travel with as you explore the world. Yes, if you travel with others, you should only travel with those whose presence you enjoy. And yes, I’d argue you’ll have a lot more fun by traveling with some close and adventurous friends rather than traveling through a foreign destination with a group of tourists who barely want to leave the hotel. But, assuming you make a few wise choices regarding the company you keep, there are unique benefits hidden within traveling with one person, three people, or with a dozen people.
Not that you actually need to travel with anyone else. In fact, the intensity of traveling alone often outclasses anything you’ll experience traveling with others- intense in its highs and its lows. Intense in its connections and its loneliness. Intense in its opportunities for building confidence, and intense opportunities for dealing with doubt and fear. And it’s this intensity of often-conflicting experience that makes traveling alone for an extended period of time an absolute necessity for every one of us.
Travel is About Growth A quick aside.
Some people may be put off by the idea of intensity I’ve used to drum up traveling alone. I understand this. An intense experience can be uncomfortable to think about. But in reality, an intense experience is often more uncomfortable to think about than actually to live through. But our discomfort surrounding intensity lies at the heart of every growth opportunity we ever encounter. We grow the most when we feel most alive and when we push through vague anxieties to expand our sphere of comfortable action.
In other words, you shouldn’t avoid the intense experiences and the discomfort they temporarily produce- you should run towards them. Sometimes traveling is about just enjoying yourself, but at its heart traveling the world is about running towards intensity, embracing discomfort, and expanding the world you inhabit.
So yes, the thought of traveling alone can sometimes feel scary. That’s the point. Don’t use this fear as an excuse to live in a smaller world than you need to.
When you travel alone, your experiences will swing wildly back and forth between being deeply social and deeply lonesome. Often the tone of your experiences changes overnight. One night you meet some new friends you spend hours and hours with as you talk, as you explore, as you bare your souls- as you get drunk together and dance together and as you wander foreign streets late at night together, invincible in the moment. The next day they leave, and so does the last person you know in your current location, and you’re alone again. At that moment, you can be active and reach out and meet others, but you’ll feel shocked how often, at that moment, you’d rather spend your time totally alone.