Heavy rainfall paralyses Mumbai: As it happened
Heavy rainfall paralyses Mumbai: As it happened

Normal life in Mumbai was thrown out of gear on Friday as torrential rains battered the city and its suburbs resulting in cancellation of local train services leaving thousands of commuters stranded. There seems to be no let up in the situation with the Meteorological Department predicting heavy to very heavy monsoon rains in some areas. In the early hours today, thousands of commuters leaving for offices were caught unaware on reaching the suburban railway stations as trains were cancelled due to water-logging of tracks following heavy downpour since last night.

BMC yet to recover arrears over Rs 2,700 crores

The Brihanmumbai Municipal
Corporation having an annual budget of over Rs 26,000, yet to recover arrears to the tune of Rs
2,787 crore till March 2012.