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Rains take a break in Maharashtra

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Mumbai, July 8 (UNI) The rain fury in different parts of Maharashtra has subsided and the situation is now under control, the Mantralaya control room said here today.

Heavy rains and floods in different parts of the state had created havoc last week.

According to a statement issued here, Amravati district in Vidarbha received good rainfall since Saturday evening, but the situation was under control.

Barring Amravati and Yavatmal districts, rains have taken a rest in Mumbai and other parts of the state since Saturday. There has been no report of any untoward incidents and the situation is normal, the statement added.

Due to the heavy rains and floods in West Bengal, Central Railway's long-distance trains are running late between Kolkata and Nagpur. Mumbai-Howrah Geetanjali Express which leaves CST Mumbai at 0600 hrs departed at 1300 hrs today. The additional Geetanjali Express which leaves at 1105 hrs was rescheduled for 1400 hrs, according to the Central Railway control room.

As regards the Western Railway, long-distance trains to Gujarat have been normalised. Bus and air services too have normalised.

Meanwhile, the met office has forecast heavy rains in Marathwada, Nagpur, Amravati, and Konkan in the next 24 hours. Till 0830 hrs this morning, Mumbai city recorded 2 mm of rains while suburbs recorded 0.5 mm.


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