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Mumbai Rains: Navy brought in after non-stop rain hits the city; heavy rainfall expected over next 48 hours, alerts IMD

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 July 2018, 13:57 IST

Mumbai and adjoining areas have been struggling in non-stop rain that has disrupted trains and roadways services due to which people are suffering a lot. Heavy rains have affected the normal and daily life routine of the Mumbaikars. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Navy, the Disaster Management Cell and other departments are working on dealing with the situation.

However, there is an alert issued by the meteorological department predicting that rain will continue to lash the city today as well. Due to the heavy rainfall, the schools and colleges have been shut. Simultaneously, the local trains facility will also be affected due to the rains and waterlogging have led huge traffic in the city.

On Monday, Mumbai received five times the average rainfall for this season. The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. According to IMD, Mumbai has received heaviest rainfall over the weekend and on Monday. The adjacent area to the city, like Raigad, Thane and Palghar are expected to receive more rainfall.

The dabbawalas suspended the tiffin services today. "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," Mumbai Dabbawalas Association's spokesperson Subhash Talekar said.

Suburban trains services between Vasai and Virar near Mumbai have been suspended due to the accumulation of rainwater on the rail tracks, Western Railways said.

 

 

Also read: Mumbai Rain: Alert! Heavy rain will continue to lash the city; schools closed and local trains delayed

First published: 10 July 2018, 13:57 IST
 
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