Heavy rains lash Mumbai; rail, air traffic hit

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:28

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Giving a tough time to Mumbaikars, torrential rains on Wednesday delayed the movement of local trains and saw morning flights to various destinations running behind schedule.

As per reports, torrential rains through the night have caused waterlogging in several areas of the Mumbai city including Kalina, Vakola, Sion, Parel.

Local trains on the suburban Central and Western line are reported to be running late by 10 to 15 minutes causing inconvenience to daily commuters.

In a tragic incident, a Toyota Qualis today got drowned in a flooded drain at Barshi Tehsil in Solahpur district killing seven people.

A four-storied building partially caved in the suburb of Malad due to heavy downpour. However, no casualties were reported as the building was not occupied.

The MET department has predicted continuous light to heavy showers in Mumbai for the next 24 hours. A high tide is expected at around 12.50 pm, which is expected to bring heavy down pour - a sure sign for more traffic jam.

The financial capital witnessed heavy showers on Monday. The civic body, BMC, said that Monday’s showers increased the water level in the six lakes by 11,000 million litres.



First Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 08:57
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