Heavy downpour slows down Mumbai

Jun 14, 2013, 21:28 IST | Mehul Thakkar

Heavy rainfall left many parts of Mumbai water-logged and threw normal life out of gear in India's financial capital.

Monsoon has truly arrived in Mumbai, with trains running behind schedule, roads being flooded and other infrastructure woes plaguing Mumbaikars. Mumbai received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours with the city receiving 45 mm of rainfall, western suburbs receiving 42 millimeters and the eastern suburbs 54 mm.

Certain low-lying areas in Jogeshwari, Vikhroli, Mazagaon, Malad and other areas like Hindmata, Bharatmata, Nana Chowk and Grant Road also reporting waterlogging.

24 trees fell in Mumbai due to rainfall on Friday, of which eight were in South Mumbai, 13 in western suburbs and three in eastern suburbs.

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Five incidents of shock-circuits took place in the city. However, no injuries were reported.

Traffic in many parts of the city slowed down to a crawl as the downpour affected visibility.

According to the authorities, the main line and harbour line on Central Railway were running late by 10 minutes while local trains on the Western Railway were apparently on time. There were no cancellations until late evening.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the forecast for Saturday is occasional spells of rain or showers with heavy rainfalls in some areas.

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