Intermittent heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday. The Meteorological Department has issued a 'red alert' forecasting heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Mumbai local train service between Umbermali railway station and Kasara was suspended on Wednesday due to heavy rains. Train service between Igatpuri and Khardi has also been temporarily suspended due to waterlogging on the tracks.
Railway service was suspended between Khardi and Igatpuri stations of Central Railway from 10.15 pm onwards due to waterlogging between Umbermali and Kasara stations in Thane district, a railway spokesperson said. Central Railway Chief Spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said that the timings of Pune-Darbhanga Special and CSMT-Varanasi Special had to be changed in long-distance trains. Kasara received 207 mm (mm) of rain from Tuesday night till 10 pm on Wednesday, of which 45 mm occurred in an hour.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said Mumbai recorded 68.72 mm of rain in ten hours after 8 am on Wednesday, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 58.75 mm and 58.24 mm of rain. The rain had subsided a bit in the afternoon but intensified again at night.
red alert regarding rain in Mumbai
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'Red' alert forecasting heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai. While issuing an orange alert for other districts of the region including Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal in the eastern Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, IMD said that heavy to very heavy rains are forecast here.