Mumbai rains: Schools, colleges remain closed; heavy rainfall to continue
Schools and colleges remained closed in Mumbai on Monday as heavy rainfall lashed the city.
Maharashtra Education Minister declared holiday today in all schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region due to heavy rainfall.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that rains will continue to lash
Mumbai and neighbouring areas for next few days. Heavy rainfall led to severe waterlogging in many areas affecting normal life in Mumbai.
The Met department has further predicted that "heavy to very heavy rain" is likely to continue over Konkan and Goa.
Waterlogging has been reported at several parts in Mumbai, including Palghar, Thane.
The flood-like situation affected the railway services also. "Trains are being run at restricted speed at Nala Sopara due to water on railway tracks. There is no waterlogging anywhere else on Western
Railway routes. Suburban services are functioning, " tweeted Western Railway.
Meanwhile, a foot overbridge (FOB) at Kurla station is also waterlogged disrupting the city traffic.
According to Western Railway, the traffic on the UP fast line is halted as water reached 180 mm above rail level. Trains are running on other three lines at Nala Sopara at restricted speed.
"Due to water over 180 mm on UP fast line at Nala Sopara, traffic was stopped. Hence there is a delay of about 15 minutes in suburban trains. Other three lines at Nala Sopara are working with trains running at restricted speed," informed the Western Railway on Twitter.