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Mayhem in Mumbai: Rain disrupts road, rail and air traffic

Heavy Rains Continued To Lash Mumbai On Saturday, Disrupting Normal Life. The Financial Capital Received More Than 100 Mm Of Rainfall Within Eight Hours Yesterday. Met Departments Predicts Incessant Rains For Next 24 Hours.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 30 Jul 2016, 02:46:12 PM
Mumbai suffers from heavy rains (File photo)


Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai on Saturday, disrupting normal life. The financial capital received more than 100 mm of rainfall within eight hours yesterday.

The incessant rains created water-logging at several parts of low-lying areas of Mumbai like Sion, King’s Circle, Andheri Subway and Kurla.

In morning hours, traffic jams were reported from arterial roads like Western Express Highway, Eastern Express Highway and Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road as people struggled to get to work. However, according to latest reports, traffic situation has eased up in most areas. 

Services of the Central Railway and Western Railway were delayed by 10 to 15 minutes in the morning, though was resorted to normalcy by afternoon. The Central Railway’s Trans-Harbour services were the worst-hit among the four lines.

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport experienced delays up to 20 minutes in take-offs and landings of flights.  

According to data by the Meteorology department here, Mumbai city recorded 10.42 mm of rainfall, while eastern and western suburbs of the metropolis recorded 4.88 mm and 12.29 mm rainfall overnight.

Other parts of Maharashtra also received moderate to heavy downpour in the last 24 hours with Alibaug recording 186.7 mm rainfall, Ratnagiri 31.2 mm, Mahabaleshwar 21.9 mm and Parbhani 84.0 mm rainfall,” said a weather official.

The department has also warned of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours especially in North Konkan region including Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts.

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First Published : 30 Jul 2016, 08:36:00 AM