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Rain halts in most parts of Mumbai, more predicted

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 14:24

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: After 24 hours of intermittent heavy to very heavy rain, the situation marginally improved in Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon, however, the Met Dept has predicted more rain in the coming days.

As per latest reports, suburban trains are running late on the central line. Services on the western and harbour lines were affected early today but are now back to close to normal.

Besides a huge pile up on the Western Expressway from JVLR flyover to Andheri flyover and waterlogging in some parts of Worli, road traffic remained unaffected in most parts of the island city.

What helped the situation was the thin traffic on the roads after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued an advisory to Mumbaikars against venturing outdoors unless absolutely essential.

IMD officials have asked people to ignore any SMS warning of heavy floods in Mumbai, saying these are being circulated by rumour-mongers even as all agencies concerned with disaster management, relief and rescue operations have been put in a state of high alert.

In nearby Thane, a nearly one km-long stretch of Mumbra bypass caved in this morning due to incessant rains and has been closed for vehicular traffic, police said.

The Mumbra bypass on the National Highway 4 (Mumbai-Pune highway) is a crucial link to traffic fromDelhi-Ahmedabad-Mumbai (NH3) and Agra-Nashik-Mumbai (NH8) going towards Panvel, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Pune and beyond, and is mostly used by heavy vehicles.

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BMC Disaster Management Cell – 108

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First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 09:12
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