Incessant overnight heavy rain, followed by intermittent showers, threw parts of Mumbai out of gear on Sunday morning. Mumbaikars witnessed intense rainfall that brings life to a standstill as streets get flooded. Severe waterlogging was reported from various parts of the city, vehicular traffic and local train services are disrupted. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said. Several long distance trains on both Central railway and Western Railway were affected due to the flooded tracks.
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7:02 am | CR announced services between CSMT-Thane suspended, Water logging reported at several railway tracks,
Central Railway said that due to water logging in tracks at Dadar, Parel, Matunga, Kurla, Sion, Bhandup and other locations, train services on main line were suspended between CSMT and Thane.
“CSMT to Vashi services, including Bandra/Goregaon suburban services, are also not working,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief spokesperson of Central Railway.
6:45 am | WR suspends suburban local train services due to water logging
Following the heavy rains, Western Railway announced suspension of suburban services due to water logging at “multiple locations.”
“@WesternRly Currently No local train services are running in both UP and DN direction till further notice due to water logging at multiple locations,” divisional railway manager of Western Railway’s Mumbai division tweeted.
6:39 am | Daily commuters’ movement affected as roads waterlogged, in Gandhi Market area following incessant rainfall
6:17 am | Rain lashes parts of Mumbai | VIDEO
6:00 am | Mumbai would receive “heavy to very heavy” rainfall
The IMD has said that till 6.30 am on Sunday, Mumbai and adjoining areas received over 120 mm rainfall in preceding 12 hours. Mumbai would receive “heavy to very heavy” rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, the IMD said. Extremely heavy rainfall means precipitation of more than 204.5 mm in 24 hours, while heavy rainfall ranges between 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm rainfall, as per the IMD.