Torrential rains lash Mumbai, neighbouring areas


Torrential monsoon rains today lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, flooding streets and rail tracks.

The downpour — the highest of the season so far in a day – has slowed rail and road traffic crippling life in the city. AIR correspondent reports, there is heavy water-logging in the central areas of Kurla, Sion and Dadar.

Vehicles on many roads are seen crawling because of the rain and low visibility. Keeping in view the weather prediction of heavy rainfall, the state government has declared precautionary holiday for schools, colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region for the safety of the students.

Many office-goers also decided to stay at home.

Suburban trains are running late by five to 15 minutes due to water-logging on rail tracks in some places.

According to BEST spokesperson, BEST buses are slightly delayed, but no service was cancelled or suspended.

The meteorological department has forecast more heavy rains in Mumbai till Tuesday.


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