Heavy rains lash Mumbai, air, rail traffic affected

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Mumbai, June 16 (ANI): Heavy rains and strong winds lashed Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday, hitting flight schedules.

Flights arriving in the city are running 45 minutes behind schedule. Departing flights are an hour late. Fluctuating visibility is contributing to the delays.

Suburban trains have also been delayed by 10 to 15 minutes.

Traffic came to a halt as the roads got flooded leading to a huge pile up of cars and buses.ater logging has been reported from Parel, Dadar, Andheri and Hindmata.

There has been flooding at Milan subway in Santa Cruz as well. Colaba area has recorded 81.4 mm of rainfall while Santa Cuz has received 59.8 mm of rains.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had on Tuesday people not to venture into the sea, as the city would witness high tides measuring about 4.70 metres till June 17.

Meanwhile, the BMC has decided to implement a two-tier safety and security system at the city's seafront.

The corporation will use services of 150 firefighters, while adding to its team of lifeguards at the seafront. (ANI)

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