On Tuesday August 29, Mumbai received nearly 316 mm of rain that threw normal life out of gear. Commuters and office goers were stranded as the train lines came to a halt while the buses, taxis and auto rickshaws were hardly there on the roads to ferry the helpless.
Bollywood celebrities did their bit to ensure that the woes of the commuters can be eased till an extent. Emraan Hashmi, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Singh, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha and many others tweeted the helpline numbers of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Western Railway, Central Railway etc.
Farhan Akhtar informed stranded commuters that volunteers are available at certain places of the city and that all gurudwaras are open for food and shelter. He also shared the phone numbers of those in charge.