Rain Havoc: Mumbai already flooded, now high tide alert!

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Mumbai, Aug 5: Heavy rains since Friday morning have thrown normal life out of gear in Mumbai. Reportedly, heavy downpour has flooded many areas causing waterlogging and traffic snarls at various places.

Rail and road traffic as well as flight services have also been affected.

Mumbai: Heavy rains disrupt normal life

How much rain in Mumbai?
BMC's Deputy Municipal Commissioner (GAD) Sudhir Naik said since this morning over 100 mm rain has been reported so far.

A high tide is forecasted later in the day and heavy to very heavy rains are likely to lash Konkan and Central Maharashtra regions in the next 24 to 48 hours.

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An official from IMD, Mumbai region, said, "There could be heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan region in coming 48 hours while central Maharashtra region can witness heavy to very heavy rain in next 24 hours".

During the last 24 hours, several areas in the state received heavy rains - Mahabaleshwar (159.6 mm), Radhanagari in Kolhapur (128.0) mm, Poladpur in Raigad (84mm), Matheran (72mm), Ratnagiri (71.8 mm) and Harnai weather station recorded 81.7 mm rainfall

Normal life affected

 "The suburban services on Up and Down slow lines have been suspended between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Thane due to waterlogging at Sion, Masjid and Sandhurst Road stations because of continuous heavy rain," a Central Railway spokesman said.

"The main area of waterlogging was reported near Sion station where tracks were submerged upto 5-7 inches and to avoid any untoward incident, the train operations were halted between CST and Thane stations," he said.

The train services came to a halt at around 11.30 AM and the operations resumed at 12.05 PM, he said.

 "There were reports of waterlogging at Hindmata and Gandhi Market in Sion, but pumps were in operation to flush out the water from there," Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said.

What services have been affected?

The trains on the Central Line were running late by 30 to 40 minutes while on the Western Line, the suburban trains were delayed by 10 to 20 minutes, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said.

As per media reports, flight services were also delayed around 30 minutes due to heavy rains, low visibility and air congestion.

Waterlogging in these areas

Downpour led to waterlogging in parts of south and central Mumbai as well as eastern and western suburbs. Waterlogging has been reported from these areas including, Malji Rathod Chowk BPT colony, Sion, King Circle, Hind Matha, Pratiksha Nagar and National college.

Traffic jams

Media reports say that there is heavy traffic near Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, Western Express highway, Eastern Freeway and Dadar.

Bridge collapsed in Thane

As per media reports, a portion of a bridge on Shahi river in the district was washed away due to heavy rains, posing commuting problems to villagers.

The portion between Shirosi and Dadare villages washed away on Wednesday, said Shahapur Tehsildar Avinash Koshti.

OneIndia News

(with inputs from PTI)

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