Mumbai Rains: Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, other Bollywood stars urge fans to stay safe
Mumbai Rains: Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, other Bollywood stars urge fans to stay safe

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and several other Bollywood and TV celebrities have urged their fans to stay safe as torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane and neighbouring areas.

Heavy rains today pummelled Mumbai and adjoining areas, disrupting rail, road and air services and threw normal life out of gear. Besides the metropolis, adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions were also lashed by incessant downpour since last night, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through waterlogged roads in low-lying areas.

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As the financial capital stopped in its tracks, no respite was in sight as the MeT department forecast "extremely heavy rainfall" in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa.

Here's what they tweeted:

 

Traffic jams were reported on all major arterial roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg as the rains continued since last night.

Waterlogging was reported in low-lying areas of Parel and Sion. A tree fell on the busy Saat Rasta road, affecting road traffic.

Suburban services were disrupted with trains on all the three lines--western, central and harbour--running late.

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Waterlogging on tracks was reported in Andheri and Bandra, civic officials said.

The city airport saw flight disruptions since morning.

Due to heavy winds and downpour since morning, six to seven flights had to do rounds while landing, while four to five flights were diverted to nearby airports.

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(With PTI inputs)