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Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in next 24 hours

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, July 3 (UNI) High alert has been issued here as heavy to extremly heavy rainfall is forecast in the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours.

Talking to mediapersons, Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Johny Joseph said weather bureau has issued high alert as heavy to extremly heavy rains along with strong winds is likely to occur in the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours.

Mr Joseph said 85 high capacity water removing pumps were installed in the city. Apart from 18 boats of the corporation, Navy has also provided six boats and 20 personnel to meet any eventuality, he added.

He claimed that widening of 'nahllas' and Mithi river has been completed.

A moderate attendence was observe in Government as well as private offices. Fearing the July 26 deluge last year the office-goers left their office early to reach home.

Train services of Western as well as Central Railways are running 25 to 30 minutes behind schedule, he added.

Several low lying areas of the city and specially suburbs experienced flash floods as a result of unabated rains. Schools in the city and suburbs also recorded low attendance.

Meanwhile, Colaba and Santacruz recorded 129.0 mm and 164.5 mm of rainfall respectively during the past 24 hours.

UNI ST AK HS1749

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