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Mumbai limping back to normal

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 6 (UNI) Mumbai was limping back to normal as there was reprieve in the torrential rains that have been lashing the metropolis for the last five days.

A normal rush was witnessed today in the local trains after rains forced people to remain indoors rather than take the risk of going to office.

The schools and colleges, which were closed for the last two days, opened today and students were seen coming to their educational institutions.

Sources said the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Tranport) buses and local trains on both the Western and Central railway routes were running on time.

Water in low lying areas has also receded.

Western railway spokesman Bhagwat Dahisarkar said the Shatabdi Express to Ahmedabad was rescheduled to 1200 hrs, while other trains were running on time.

Fire brigade sources said there have been reports of trees getting uprooted at several places in the city and suburbs.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded 107.1 mm rainfall at Colaba and 120.3 mm at Santacruz during last 24 hours ended at 0830 hrs.


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