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Mumbai rains LIVE: Local trains running late, schools closed, dabbawalas call off duty due heavy showers

India TV News 2018-07-10 08:23:01
Image Source : ANI

Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rains since last couple of day. (Photo/ANI)

Image Source : ANI

Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rains since last couple of day. (Photo/ANI)

Heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai on Tuesday morning forcing the local authorities to take emergency measures. While schools and colleges have been asked to remain close for the day, local trains were also running behind schedule due to water logging at railway tracks. 

Local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate. Local train services on Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara have been suspended for the time being due to heavy rains. 

Mumbai's famous dabbawalas have also called off their duty today in view of the heavy rains alert issued by the weather department. The 'maximum city' has been receiving incessant rains over the past couple of days inundating several parts. In the last 24 hours, eastern Mumbai has received 112 mm of rains while western Mumbai witnessed 162mm of downpour.

People were seen wading through knee-deep water in areas such as Gandhi Market, Sion Panvel Highway, Chembur, and Vadala as streets remained water-logged. 

The India Meteorological Department has predicted more heavy rains for the next three days. 

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July," the IMD said.

LATEST UPDATES:  

08:22 am: Mumbai Dabbawalas have suspended their services for today due to heavy rains, water-logging and disrupted rail services.

08:21 am: 

#Mumbai Early morning visual from Nallasopara station, where Up and Down through line train service is halted due to water logging following heavy rains #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/DpvAtSk5gD



— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2018

08:20 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July: India Meteorological Department

08:15 am: Due to heavy rains, Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate: Divisional Railway Manager, Western railway.

08:10 am: 

Heavy rain lashes Mumbai; #visuals of waterlogged streets from Vadala. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/SCEic7icCB

— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2018

The Western Railway on Monday (July 9) deployed high-power pumps to take out water from tracks, but this did not help in avoiding delay in running of trains. Thousands of people could not reach their offices, while many others arrived late. 

The Central Railway cancelled 37 services, out of the daily 1,700, early in the day because of water-logging on tracks between Sion and Matunga stations. 

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