Heavy rains continue to disrupt life in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): Mumbai and parts of its suburbs continued to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning.

Till 5.30 this morning, the MET department had recorded 77 mm of rainfall at Colaba and 240 mm of rainfall at Santa Cruz.

Water logging was reported from some areas, but road and rail traffic is running normally till now.

As a precautionary measure, people have been warned to leave their houses only if necessary. The incessant showers began on Monday night.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

The MET department has said that the spells of heavy to very heavy rains with strong winds will continue for the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, heavy overnight rains triggered a landslide near a slum locality in suburban Jogeshwari.

No casualty was reported in the incident at Saripur Nagar on Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road. Operations were on to clear the debris.

Another landslide in Konkan region disrupted traffic on the Sindhudurg-Kolhapur Road.

Meanwhile, the Mithi River, whose flooding had brought Mumbai to a standstill during the deluge in 2005, rose above the danger mark.

The 18-km-long Mithi, which runs through several suburbs, leaves key areas like the airport, Western Express Highway and Bandra-Kurla Complex inundated.

According to municipal officers, about a billion rupees is spent each year on bracing the city for monsoon downpours, yet the rains continue to disrupt normal life. (ANI)

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