Heavy rains cripple normal life in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 6 (ANI): Heavy rains in Mumbai crippled normal life on Wednesday.

A number of low-lying areas such as Dadar, Hindmata, Chembur, Parel and Sion have been inundated and the situation is expected to worsen.

According to sources air traffic at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport was also affected by poor visibility this morning. Visibility was restricted to 800 meters, sources said.

Office-goers struggled to reach work places, as Mumbai's Western and Central Railways suburban services were delayed, due to water logging of tracks in some stations. Services on the main line of Central Railways commenced nearly half an hour late, while the Harbor line was delayed by 15 minutes. Western Railways delayed its service due to the submergence of tracks in Grant Road and Boriveli.

Road traffic was hit on the Eastern and Western highways of Mumbai with vehicles moving slowly due to poor visibility and water logging.

Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials were said to be struggling hard to reach places affected by water logging. (ANI)

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