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Heavy rains throw life out of gear in Mumbai


Citizens residing in Mumbai and adjoining Thane district had to wade through waterlogged streets following overnight heavy rains. The heavy rains also affected the local train services, as well as road traffic movement, in Mumbai.

The heavy rainfall is likely to continue for the next two days.

Heavy rains

BMC appealed citizens to stay at home

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed to residents to stay at home and urged commercial establishments to remain closed on Tuesday. However, an exception has been given to shops providing essential services.

Notably, heavy rains are likely to continue during the next 48 hours, BMC said.  

Suburban train services on harbour line stopped

Suburban train services on the harbour line were stopped in the morning due to water-logging on rail tracks while services on the western and central lines were also affected, a civic official said.

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Local trains in Mumbai and suburbs are currently being operated only for those involved in essential services in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Landslide in Kandivali

A landslide near suburban Kandivali disrupted vehicular movement from western suburbs towards south Mumbai, the official said.

Traffic movement from Byculla to south Mumbai was also affected due to inundation at some places, he said.

254 mm rainfall in Santacruz

The Santacruz observatory in western suburbs recorded 254 mm rainfall since Monday night, while the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 220 mm rain during the same period.

The weather station at Mahalaxmi recorded 172 mm rain, while that at Vidyavihar reported 159 mm rain. Besides, the weather stations at Ram Mandir (near Goregaon in western suburbs) and Mira Road recorded a rainfall of 152 mm each.

The other weather stations in north Mumbai and Thane also recorded rainfall above 150 mm.

The trend would continue for the next 48 hours, the weather department said.

BMC deploys high-capacity pumps

The BMC has deployed high capacity water pumps to discharge water from streets in Byculla. High capacity pumps have been also deployed in Bhandup and some other areas, a civic official said.


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