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Monsoon brings Mumbai to halt: Roads water-logged, trains delayed

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 1, 2019, 9:24 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2019, 1:00 pm IST

On Monday, at least 100 mm of rainfall was recorded between 4 and 5 am, with more than 360 mm recorded overnight.

In multiple tweets, the Western Railway said that some trains in the Mumbai-Valsad-Surat section have been cancelled due to water-logging in Palghar section. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 In multiple tweets, the Western Railway said that some trains in the Mumbai-Valsad-Surat section have been cancelled due to water-logging in Palghar section. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Mumbai: Due to heavy overnight rains in Mumbai, local trains are running later because of water-logging on railway tracks. Several trains have been delayed or cancelled.

Water-logging has been reported in several low-lying areas including Sion, Dadar and Malad.

 

Traffic crawled on Western Expressway as it rained intermittently.

Heavy rain is likely to continue for the next few hours over Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar, ANI reported quoting the Met department.

"13 trains have been cancelled today. After receding of water, train movement at Palghar was started at 8.05 hours at restricted speed of 30 kmph in view of safety," the Western Railways tweeted.

Some trains including the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express have been regulated in view of safety, it said.

Railway tracks between Sion and Matunga stations were submerged, according to ANI. As trains were stopped, passengers were seen walking on tracks.

 

On Monday, at least 100 mm of rainfall was recorded between 4 and 5 am, with more than 360 mm recorded overnight.

In multiple tweets, the Western Railway said that some trains in the Mumbai-Valsad-Surat section have been cancelled due to water-logging in Palghar section.

Heavy winds led to bamboo from nearby construction work falling on tracks at Marine Lines. All trains on the Churchgate-Marine Lines have been stopped. Restoration work is on and traffic is expected to resume in 30 minutes, Western Railway tweeted.

 

 

Tags: mumbai monsoon, railway, monsoon
Location: India, Maharashtra