Heavy rainfall disrupts normal life in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 4 (ANI): Heavy monsoon downpour flooded streets and disrupted life in Mumbai on Saturday, as pedestrians waded through filthy knee-deep water facing lots of difficulty in commuting.

Many commuters were stranded on the flooded streets as their vehicles broke down.It has been raining heavily since the morning. And you can see there is a lot of traffic jam on the bridge. We live nearby so we just need to shop for some stuff but it has been hectic because of traffic and you can see right down there is a manhole open. But BMC is doing its job. Let's hope it gets over soon," said Achint Gopalan, a local resident.

Meanwhile, some educational institutes in the city declared holiday in the wake of heavy downpour.

For past many years monsoon rains have been playing havoc in the state bringing about chaos in the entire region.

According to the municipal officers of the city, about 1 billion rupees are spent each year on bracing the city for the monsoon downpours. Yet rains continue to disrupt normal life. (ANI)

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