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Rains lash Mumbai, Railway and road traffic hit

Heavy rains have led to long traffic jams in several areas of Mumbai.



Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday
severely disrupting road and rail traffic.

According to Met Department, Colaba recorded rainfall of
86.6 mm while Santacruz 40.3 mm from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Central railway officials said trains on the main and
harbour line were running late by 30-45 minutes due to water
logging on railway tracks.

"Trains are running late by 30-45 minutes due to water
logging at Sion, Matunga, Wadala, Parel and Masjid station.
Almost 38 trains were cancelled on the main line and 14 on
harbour line," Central Railway PRO A K Singh told PTI.

Commuters travelling on the central line, however,
informed the trains were running late by 60 to 90 minutes.

Besides, trains were overcrowded and at many stations,
commuters were finding it difficult to get into a train.

Train services on the Western line were running late
by 10-15 minutes but there were no cancellations, Western
Railway officials said.

Traffic jams were reported at Peddar Road, Babulnath,
JJ flyover, Kalachowkie, Hindmata, Ghatkopar and Haji Ali. The
Western Express Highway, Malad, Borivli and Andheri station
road also experienced slow traffic due to water logging,
officials said.

However, flight operations were normal, airport
officials said.

According to civic officials, water logging was
reported from several low lying areas like Kalachowkie, Nana
chowk, Hindmata, Dadar, Sion, Kurla, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri
and Malad subway.

The Met department has forecast spells of rains or
thundershowers in parts of the city and suburbs with
possibility of heavy rains in some areas for the next 24
hours.

PTI

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