Heavy rain cripples Mumbai, as city prepares to face high tide

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Mumbai, July 23 (ANI): Life in Mumbai has been crippled again due by heavy rains and the city is preparing itself to face high tides from the Arabian Sea.

Met department communiquis said that Mumabi has received 40mm rain till 8.39 in the morning. It is also predicted heavy rains in next 24 hours.

According to Brihan Mumbai Muncipal Corporation (BMC) officials, heavy downpour has led to water logging in lower parts of the city and the suburbs.

Air, road and rail traffic has been affected by the heavy rains.

The BMC has put its staff on alert to counter the effects of high tide. The met department has warned that Mumbai might see a high tide of nearly five meters to day or on Friday.

The BMC has also requested the education department to declare a holiday in educational institutions to avoid panic. The Municipal Corporation has asked locals to stay away from beaches.

A comprehensive disaster management plan has been prepared to meet the likely flood situation.

The Maharashtra Government has chalked out an extensive plan for the Thane and Raigad districts besides Mumbai to face the situation arising from the heavy rains.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, held a series of meetings with the officials to determine the best way forward in dealing with the monsoon. (ANI)

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