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Mumbai Rains: Water-logging in many areas, local trains delayed


Due to rain in Mumbai City Water Logging at Sion Railway Station . Photo BL SONI

Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas here, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traffic this morning. Many places across the metropolis such as Sion, Dadar, Matunga, Hindmata, Andheri and JVLR, Powai were waterlogged due to the incessant showers.

Suburban railway services were also delayed and the trains are running up to 20 minutes behind the schedule, stranding daily commuters especially on the Harbour and Central line. Mumbai also witnessed a high tide of 4.81m around 2.39pm. But with the rain dying down in the afternoon, the city did not face any trouble. Mumbai received heavy rains over the long-weekend adding 91 thousand million litres of water in the lakes. Weather forecast has predicted heavy rains for Tuesday and Wednesday too.

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Rain recorded in the last one hour: (12 noon-1pm) in Dadar-11mm, Vikhroli -24 mm, Kurla -14 mm, Dindoshi-18 mm, Goregaon and Andheri -13 mm, BKC -11 mm and Bandra-10 mm. While the Colaba observatory recorded 56.8 mm of rains, Santacruz recorded 12.8 mm from 11 pm last night till 7 am today morning. On CR, the tracks were submerged between Sion and Kurla stations. Although both (Central and Harbour) the zonal railways did not release any official information, the Government Railway Police confirmed the delay. Earlier, CR services were badly hit due to water logging on tracks at Thane and Kurla stations.

Mumbai: Due to rain in Mumbai City Water Logging at 24 Number Road Sion. Photo BL SONI