Heavy rains lashing Mumbai overnight led to flooding in many parts of the city, prompting disruption of road and rail traffic.
Rains across the city picked up late on Tuesday evening. There were intense spells across Mumbai for a few hours overnight, an official said.
Public transport services were hit and normal life affected in the financial capital due to heavy downpour and water logging this morning.
Several streets and low-lying areas were waterlogged due to overnight rains, and the road traffic was also badly hit, a civic official said. Some vehicles broke down in the water, affecting the traffic movement, he added.
A Central Railway spokesperson said suburban services were suspended at 5 am on Wednesday following heavy rains along the tracks.
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Suburban services of the Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai resumed fully as water on the tracks receded, authorities said on Wednesday evening as the city grappled with heavy overnight rains, reported news agency PTI. However, the Central Railway's (CR) suburban services had not resumed till late in the evening, railway authorities said. With waterlogged tracks, suburban services of both Central Railway and Western Railway were suspended early Wednesday morning.
The Nair Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 hospital in central Mumbai, has been flooded after heavy overnight rainfall in the Maharashtra state capital, which has reported more than 45,000 cases coronavirus cases till now.
Nair Hospital rain gauge in Mumbai has recorded 387 mm rainfall in 18 hours - between 8 pm and 4 pm today. It has also recorded the highest rainfall in the city.
#WATCH Maharashtra: Mumbai's Nair Hospital flooded following heavy rainfall in the city. It is a COVID-19 dedicated hospital.- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2020
As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai city received 173 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/DLPOWe2gPc
Intense to very intense rainfall is likely to continue in Mumbai during next 2-3 hours.- India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) September 23, 2020
- Several parts of Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Tuesday night leading to flooding in some areas including Sion and Goregaon.
- Passengers were stranded at Sion railway station in Mumbai due to waterlogging.
- According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), suburban Mumbai witnessed actual rainfall of 23.4 mm on Tuesday, a departure of 129 per cent from the normal rainfall.
- Suburban rail services on Central Railway have been affected due to continuous heavy rains in several parts of Mumbai.
- Services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Thane/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Vashi have been suspended.
- Also, long-distance special trains are being rescheduled.