Heavy Rain hits Mumbai; flights, train services badly affected

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Mumbai: Massive rain and flood situation in Mumbai continues to hit the city even on the fourth consecutive day, Tuesday. The heavy rainfall badly affected the rail traffic as well as flight services.

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On Tuesday, several local trains were badly hit as Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derailed near Thane.  Various people faced difficulties due to the disruption of rail services.

As per meterological department, The rainfall was noted 152 mm of rainfall amid Monday and Tuesday mornings while Santacruz weather station witnessed 88.4mm rainfall.

The photographs of rainfall has gone viral on social media that showcases chest-high water and vehicles swarming through swamped roads.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the city will witness heavy rainfall, MeT department said.

Image result for mumbai rains“A low pressure area that had developed over Odisha has moved westwards towards the central parts of the country. There is an upper air cyclonic circulation over eastern part of the state and a trough that extends over the west coast. All these factors have led to very heavy rain over the Konkan coast, especially Mumbai,” KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated.

The continual rainfall also hit Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi festival that was held on August 25.

On Tuesday, areas including Hindmata, Lalbaug, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mulund, Parel, Worli       and Dadar faced waterlogging situations.

Mumbai airport authorities asserted, flights got late by 20 minutes on Tuesday.

Nearly two flights have been rerouted to other adjacent airports.

Image result for mumbai rainsOfficials stated, the continual rainfall on Monday night and Tuesday have badly affected residents of Mumbai. Over 70 lakh people make use of Mumbai’s suburban railway services every day.

Trains on Western railway from Bandra have been disrupted.

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