Monsoon rains returned to Mumbai this morning, with the city recording more than 170 mm of rain between midnight and 7 am, according to BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control; the city's suburbs recorded 58.2 mm in the same period. The rain led to tracks at Sion station in north Mumbai being submerged.
Central Railway has advised passengers of a 10-15 minute delay on the main line between Kurla and Sion stations. Western Railways said their trains were running normally despite the rain.
Certain bus routes have also been diverted and major roads in places like Santacruz, Goregaon, Malad, Kurla and Sion were flooded, leading to traffic jams.
However, flights in and out the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are on schedule.
Update:— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 24, 2019
Suburban train services are running on all four corridors of Central Railway.
However, there is delay of 10 to 15 minutes on main line between Kurla and Sion due to water logging in low lying spots of this patch.@RidlrMUM@m_indicator@mumbairailusers
The India Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai and Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, indicating a cyclonic circulation could bring more rain over the next 48 hours.
"We are closely observing the cloud conditions.Security forces as well as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and disaster management cells of the respective districts have been informed about it," an IMD official added.
Eight people were injured after three cars collided in west Mumbai's Andheri due to low visibility.
Earlier this month, record levels of rain brought large parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai to a standstill.
On July 2, more than 30 people were killed after the collapse of a wall in Mumbai's Malad East. Three others were killed in a wall collapse in Kalyan in Thane district. At least 19 were killed after heavy rain led to a breach in the Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri district.
Flight operations at Mumbai airport were affected for more than 72 hours after the main runway was closed because a SpiceJet plane overshot while landing in heavy rain on July 1. Hundreds of flights were either cancelled or diverted, disrupting services at India's second biggest airport.
With inputs from IANS
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