Good news for those students who missed their Mumbai University exams after heavy rains threw the life out of gear in the city. According to Mumbai University, it will allow students who missed the examinations today to reappear later. Incessant rains lashed the city and adjoining areas since this morning, which affected the normal life while a road over-bridge collapsed in Andheri and crippled the Western Railway's local train services.
According to Mumbai University, the schedule of fresh exams will be announced soon.
The Meteorological department has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas in the next 24 hours, reported PTI.
The heavy downpour caused waterlogging in the low-lying areas of Hindmata, Sion, Parel TT, Nehru Nagar, Kurla, Bhandup, Wadala, Dharavi, Andheri and Mulund.
Mumbai rains: Heavy rains threw the normal life out of gear in the city
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police issued several advisories asking commuters to plan their journey accordingly after the transport system was crippled in the city due to the rains.
Advisory- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018
Commuters might face traffic congestion on roads leading to the Airport. Plan your journey accordingly so that you are in time to catch your flight #MumbaiRains
Five people were injured after the Andheri bridge crash.
Part of Gokhale Bridge, connecting Andheri East to West has collapsed affecting the overhead wires too.Trains on the western line are affected.BMC,Fire Brigade as well as RPF Staff & Officers are deputed on spot for support.Traffic above & below the bridge is stopped for now pic.twitter.com/LMcKmwyDCh- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018
Indian Railways cancelled several services after the heavy rains.
Harbour line restoration after extensive restoration work has ensured connectivity between Churchgate & Goregaon as well as between CSMT & Goregaon. Here is List of long distance trains cancelled/short terminated on 3.7.18 pic.twitter.com/7TeLKuClQf- Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 3, 2018
The weather observatory in suburban Santacruz recorded 131 mm rainfall in last 24 hours while the one at Colaba in south Mumbai recorded 75 mm rainfall.
"We are watching the weather conditions closely for the aviation sector, the dense clouds have caused poor visibility. But no warning has been issued to the Mumbaiairport from our side. There is poor visibility but it is not alarming," an IMD official said.
Heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane and Raigad in the next 24 hours, he added.
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