Mumbai Rains: Heavy rains cause waterlogging, cancellation of several local trains — IMD issues orange alert for Thane, Mumbai
- Heavy water-logging reported from the traditional flood-prone areas of central Mumbai like Sion, Matunga, Kurla, Chunabhatti, Mazagaon, Masjid Bunder, and Byculla.
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert with a forecast of heavy rainfall at some places in Mumbai and Thane on September 22.
- The Central Railway has suspended suburban services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane and Vashi.
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On Wednesday morning, public transport services were hit, and normal life was affected in the financial capital due to heavy downpour and waterlogging.
According to KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general of IMD, 122.2 mm rain was recorded at Colaba and 273.6 mm at Santacruz till 5.30 am.
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Heavy water-logging reported from the traditional flood-prone areas of central Mumbai like Sion, Matunga, Kurla, Chunabhatti, Mazagaon, Masjid Bunder, and Byculla.
Water logging in Agripada since 4 am.....almost 1 feet water in all shops....visuals at 8.00 am...#MumbaiRains https://t.co/su370b195N— GIRISH CHOPRA (@gchopra31) 1600829469000
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Around 6 inches high water logging at Andheri Subway. However traffic has been resumed and police personnel from D… https://t.co/2HFPqcTwcq— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) 1600830806000
The Central Railway has suspended suburban services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane and Vashi.
"Due to heavy rain and waterlogging in Sion-Kurla and Chunabhatti-Kurla, traffic has been suspended on CSMT-Thane and CSMT-Vashi sections for safety reasons," he said.
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Special shuttle services are being run between Thane- Kasara, Thane-Karjat, and Vashi-Panvel stations, while several long-distance trains have been rescheduled.
The Western Railway also said its suburban train service has been suspended due to heavy rain and waterlogging between Churchgate-Andheri stations. However, local trains are running normally between Andheri and Virar.
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The public bus service of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has also been hit due to waterlogged streets, and traffic diverted at several locations.
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