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Heavy rains continue unabated in Mumbai; BEST, rail services hit

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 10, 2018, 8:39 am IST
Updated : Jul 10, 2018, 4:53 pm IST

People were seen wading through waist-deep water as rains flooded many roads and streets in low-lying areas of the city.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Torrential rains continued to lash the metropolis and its neighbouring areas for the second day on Tuesday, disrupting railway services and badly affecting normal life. As a result, Mumbai 'Dabbawalas' or lunch box carriers have cancelled their services for today. 

Suburban services were suspended on a section of the Western Railway (WR) due to waterlogging on tracks and several long-distance and inter-city express trains were delayed or cancelled, officials said.

 

The downpour flooded many roads and streets in low-lying areas of the city and its adjoining districts of Palghar and Thane. People at some places were seen wading through waist-deep water.

The Tulsi lake -- a major source of water supply for the city and its suburbs -- overflowed due to the heavy showers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday.

Here are the live updates of Mumbai rains:

4:15 pm: BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and Maharashtra State Spokesperson Keshav Upadhye seen wading through water while they were going to Mumbai BJP's office in Dadar East, earlier today.

 

(Photo: ANI/Twitter)(Photo: ANI/Twitter)

2:00 pm: Heavy rains led to water-logging near Matunga police station.

12:00 pm: As rain continues unabated, Western Railways on their Twitter handle said: 

11:40 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in his twitter said:

10:48 am: As rain continues in Mumbai, railway tracks of Sion station get water logged leading to delay in train services.

10:05 am: High tide in Mumbai as heavy rain lashes the city.

 

09:16 am: "We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water-logging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee deep water," news agency PTI quoted Mumbai Dabbawalas Association's spokesperson Subhash Talekar saying.  

09:14 am: Services of AC local have been suspended today ie 10.07.2018 in view of very heavy rains and water-logging at/around Nallasopara, till further information. Inconvenience is deeply regretted please : Western Railways.

09:13 am: In last 24 hours till 8.30 am today, Mumbai city has received 165.8 mm of rain while Mumbai Suburb has received 184.3 mm of rain. 

 

08:40 am: Incessant rain leads to water water-logging in parts of Mumbai. People wade through knee deep water in Mumbai's Byculla.

08:15 am: Dabbawalas suspend their services for today due to heavy rains.

08:10 am: Pictures of Tuesday early morning showing Nallasopara station where train services is halted due to water logging.

 

07:30 am: Due to heavy rains, local train services between Vasai and Virar to remain suspended until further information

06: 25 am: Divisional Railway Manager , Western Railways said,"Due to heavy rains, Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate."

06:15 am: Houses in Palghar waterlogged after heavy rain lashes Maharashtra.

 

05:15 am: Heavy rain in Mumbai floods Dadar TT area.

05:10 am: Not only streets are waterlogged, highway is also facing issue due t o heavy rainfall. 

05:00 am: As heavy rain lashes Mumbai, Wadala faces waterlogged streets. 

 

Mumbai witnessed heavy rain for the third consecutive day which brought train services and road traffic at a halt. 

Mumbai Education Minister had declared schools and colleges in Mumbai to be closed on Monday as a precautionary measure.  

The city received 54 per cent of its average monsoon season rainfall just in the last 20 day, the city's civic body noted.

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)