Heavy rain lashes Mumbai; Rail-road traffic disrupts


MUMBAI: After few days break, heavy rains returned to Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Monday morning.

Heavy downpour causing water logging at various places in the financial capital, and surrounding metropolitan area.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to city residents because of the heavy rainfall.

"Dear Mumbaikars, the city has experienced heavy rainfall in the last couple of hours, especially in the eastern suburbs. We regret all the inconvenience that has showered along. But the intensity is on the decline now and our teams will try to pump out logged water as soon as possible," the BMC said in a tweet.

It affected road, and rail traffic and briefly disrupted operations at the city airport.

According to the report from the railway officials, several local trains on the Central and Western lines were cancelled due to flooding on the tracks.

According to the official report from the Mumbai International Airport Limited, operations at the airport were also suspended for around 20 minutes in the morning and three city-bound flights were diverted to some nearby airports.

According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) centre’s report, the suburban areas received around 20 mm rainfall in just three hours starting 8.30 am.

The financial capital and surrounding metropolitan area had received heavy rains for four consecutive days in June end- early July.

It had badly affected the normal life in Mumbai and disrupted rail, road and air traffic.

So many people had lost their life due to various accidents related to rains and most of them were killed due to wall collapse in the Malad area.

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