Heavy rains disrupt life in Mumbai

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 03, 2012 20:45 hrs

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and Thane on Monday disrupting normal life in the city as people faced immense difficulties in returning home in the evening.

A landslide was also reported from Chembur area of Mumbai.

The city received its heaviest downpour that badly affected the rail, road and air traffic services.

Accroding to reports, Mumbai has received 101.6 mm rainfall till 9 pm.

The Western suburbs received 175.4 mm of rainfall while 175.4 mm of rainfall was recorded from eastern suburbs .

Local trains, which are considered to be the lifeline of the city, are running late by 20 minutes on the Central and Harbour Lines.

Eight were reportedly cancelled on the Central line.

Waterlogging has been reported on railway tracks at Vidyavihar, Kurla, Mazgaon and Sion.

All the flights have been delayed by 15 to 20 minutes at the Mumbai airport, causing troubles to passengers.

Heavy traffic jams were also reported from various parts of the city including the Western Express Highway.

Waterlogging was also reported from several areas of the city and suburbs including Dadar, Sayan, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Malad, Hindmata,Kandiwali, Jogeshwari, Santa Cruz areas.

The Mumbai Traffic Police have issued an alert, urging people to avoid unnecessary travels.

Minor landslide occurred in Chembur area of the city.

According to reports, two fire engines and an ambulance have rushed to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far.

The city is likely to receive more rainfalls in the next couple of hours, officials said.

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