Heavy rains disrupt train, air traffic in Mumbai

Last Updated: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 11:49

Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the metropolis for the second consecutive day on Friday, disrupting rail and air traffic, causing inconvenience to a
lot of commuters.

According to Met department here, Colaba recorded 162.8 mm of rainfall and Santacruz received 116 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am yesterday to 8.30 am today.

Train services on Central railways are running late by at least 15 minutes, while traffic on Western line is late by five-ten minutes, officials said.

Road traffic was slow but there were no snarls on any of the arterial routes. However, air traffic was disrupted for a while this morning on account of the incessant rains.

"Due to sudden drop in visibility of 300 mtrs all flight operations were suspended at the international airport here between 1000 to 1017 hours. But now it’s all normal," a Mumbai
International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson said.

Complaints of water logging were reported from areas like Vileparle, Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Andheri, Malad, Dharavi and few other areas. No incidents of house and wall collapse
were reported, officials said.

But over ten incidents of tree collapse were reported.

The weather bureau forecasts that intermittent rain or showers would occur in parts of city and suburbs. Heavy to very heavy rains would occur in some areas.


First Published: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 11:49

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