Rains cause waterlogging in several Mumbai suburbs

Heavy rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day Saturday causing water logging in several parts of the metropolis.

Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day Saturday causing water logging in several parts of the metropolis.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s (BMC) Disaster Management Cell, the city area recorded 29.9 mm of rainfall while the eastern suburbs received 45.8 mm and western suburbs recorded 66.7 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am to
2.30 pm.

Complaints of water logging were reported from suburban areas of Parel, Hindmata, Milan Subway, Dadar, Andheri, Malad, Ghatkopar and Vikhroli, civic officials said.

The visibility at the airport was 900 metres and incoming flights were delayed by 15 minutes while the departure of the flights was delayed by 30 minutes due to the rains, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson said.

Road traffic was slow but there were no snarls on any of the arterial routes. While, train services were running late by 5-10 minutes, officials said.

Twenty four incidents of trees falling were also reported from different parts of city and suburbs, they said.

The weatherman forecasts occasional spells of rain or showers in parts of city and suburbs. Heavy rains would occur in some areas.

PTI

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