(Pics) Mumbai rains does not spare the new Intnl airport too, water-logging reported

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Mumbai, July 12: The incessant rains in the past two days had the city streets clogged, but it did not spare the newly-built international airport too. Water is reported to have entered the baggage screening section of the airport and had it rained any further, passengers' luggage would have been damaged, say inside sources.

The city may have received temporary respite from the rains since Friday evening, but the MeT department warns that there could be more rainfall later on Saturday. The city has recorded 33 mm of rainfall in the urban areas and 40 mm in the rural areas.

However, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation disaster management team claims that the situation is under control. According to CNN-IBN reports, it has allocated "Rs 1,400 crore for road construction, Rs 60 crore will be spent in each municipal zone for pothole repair, for trench filling, BMC will spend around Rs 20 crore and no money is being spent on health camps."

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "I am personally monitoring the work. Mumbaikars will not have any problem."

People wading through a waterlogged street

People wading through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday.

School children wading through a waterlogged street

School children wading through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday.

School children wading through a waterlogged street

School children wading through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday.

Children playing at a waterlogged road after heavy rains

Children playing at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Thane, Mumbai on Friday.

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