Heavy Rains Lash Mumbai, Civic Officials On Alert

Several parts of the financial capital, including South Mumbai, Kandivili, Borivali, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall.

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Heavy Rains Lash Mumbai, Civic Officials On Alert

The downpour has not affected both road and train traffic. (Twitter)

Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday, but there were no reports of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.

Several parts of the financial capital, including South Mumbai, Kandivili, Borivali, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall, news agency Press Trust of India said.

But the downpour has not affected both road and train traffic, including the suburban rail network, an official with the Disaster Management Cell of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC said.

The official, however, added that the civic body is prepared to tackle any eventuality arising out of the rains. "Some places are expected to receive heavy showers. Therefore, we have alerted citizens to take precaution," he said.
 
On Sunday, the MeT department had forecast heavy rains in Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region for the next three days.
 
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This morning, the Mumbai city woke up to an overcast condition.

The Colaba observatory has predicted downpour in the north Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its neighbouring areas.
 
Mumbai was left paralysed on August 29 when the city received more than 300 mm rainfall. Hundreds were left stranded at various places as the incessant rainfall slowed down vehicular traffic and heavily affected local train services, the lifeline of the city.

The showers were compared with the deluge of 2005, although the city received only one-third of rainfall as compared to the fateful day.

(with additional inputs from PTI)

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