Millions of people were affected as heavy rains for a second day on Tuesday flooded roads and rail tracks and forced schools and offices to shut in India's business capital Mumbai.
Authorities evacuated 140 persons from the banks of the flooded Mithi River in Kurla, an eastern suburb as heavy downpour crippled normal life, inundating large parts of the city.
According to a civic official, the authorities resorted to the precautionary measure after the river crossed the three-metre danger mark. Water gushed into the surrounding areas of Kurla's Baill Bazaar and Krantinagar slums.
Image: Pedestrians and vendors make their way through a waterlogged lane in Mumbai on July 14, 2009.