Residents in the city of Valsad, Gujarat, had to fight melting tar while crossing the road as temperatures rose to 36C.
Video footage from NDTV shows people becoming trapped on a melting road surface as their shoes stick in the softening tarmac.
Abandoned sandals are seen strewn across the sticky roadway and a woman falls over as she attempts to carry a heavy bag over the road.
Temperatures in parts of western India exceeded 50C on Friday. The record – a scorching 51C – was set in the city of Phalodi, in the western state of Rajasthan. The previous high was 50.6C in 1956 in the city of Alwar, also in Rajasthan.