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Mumbai hit by heavy rain, trains canceled, city water logged

The Nepal Weekly
July 9, 2024

India’s financial capital Mumbai recorded over 300 mm of rainfall at various places in six hours from 1 am to 7 am on Monday, reported agencies. The torrential rains have disrupted suburban train services causing severe waterlogging in several parts of the metropolis. As a result of the heavy rains, a holiday for the first session has been declared for all BMC, Government and Private schools and colleges in Mumbai.

“Mumbai has recorded over 300 mm of rainfall at various places in six hours from 1 am to 7 am today. Heavy rains in some low-lying areas led to waterlogging and disruption of suburban train services. Heavy rain is also expected today. In order to avoid inconvenience to students, a holiday for the first session is declared for all BMC, Government and Private schools and colleges in Mumbai (BMC area). The decision for the next session will be announced after reviewing the situation,” said BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation).

NDRF (National Defence Response Force) teams have been deployed Thane. “As of now, due to ongoing rains in various parts of Maharashtra, teams of NDRF are deployed in Thane, Vasai (Palghar), Mahad (Raigad), Chiplun (Ratnagiri), Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sindhudurg apart from our regular 03 teams deployment at Andheri and 01 Team at Nagpur to avert any untoward incident and give apt response in case of any flood like situation,” said NDRF, reported an Indian news agency.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heavy rain will continue in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra for the next 3 days, till July 10.