Heavy rains lash Mumbai; high alert sounded

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Mumbai, July 23: Mumbai received torrential rains on Tuesday due to which high alert has been sounded in the city.

According to reports, Mumbai witnessed watter-logged roads and huge traffic snarls, that brought many parts of the city to a stand-still.

The affected areas are SV Road in Santacruz, the Saki Naka-Marol road in Andheri, Mahim church area, Versova, Elphinstone, Milan subway, Juhu, Matunga, Kurla, Thanee, Raigarh, Konkan, western Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

Continuous rains for couple of hours created problems for commuters as roads were waterlogged and flooded and trains services were badly affected.

The local trains were delayed on Central Railway and Western Railway by 20-30 minutes.

As per India Meteorological Department, rains in Mumbai may continue intermittently for the next 48 hours.

As a result, the Met department has warned that heavy to very heavy rains will hit Mumbai and coastal Konkan over the next 72 hours.

All agencies concerned with disaster management, relief and rescue operations have been put in a state of high alert and people have been warned against venturing outdoors unless absolutely essential.

According to BMC Disaster Management Cell, at 1 pm, the city received 4.17 cm rain, eastern suburbs 4.32 cm and western suburbs 3.06 cm.

Many private offices in the affected areas allowed their employees to leave early in view of the constant downpour and disruption in road and rail services.

Meanwhile, IMD officials have asked people to ignore any SMS warning of heavy floods in Mumbai, saying these are being circulated by rumour-mongers.

OneIndia News

(With Agency inputs)

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