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Mumbai dust storm and rains: Metro, local train services hit

Updated on: 13 May,2024 06:04 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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A dust storm and rains lashed parts of Mumbai and neighbouringareas on Monday

Mumbai dust storm and rains: Metro, local train services hit

Mumbai was on Monday hit by dust storm and rain. Representative Pic/Nimesh Dave

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Mumbai dust storm and rains: Metro, local train services hit

A dust storm, rains and gusty winds lashed parts of Mumbai and neighbouring metropolitan areas (MMR) on Monday, disrupting Metro and Mumbai local train services, reported the PTI.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai also issued a "nowcast warning" forecasting a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and moderate to intense spells of rain for Thane, Palghar and Mumbai.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light to moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 40-50 kmph is very likely to occur at isolated places in Mumbai in the next 3-4 hours," an official of IMD said.

According to the PTI, the Mumbai Metro services were suspended between Aarey and Andheri East metro stations after a banner landed on the overheard wire due to strong winds, a spokesperson from Metro Rail said.

Suburban services on Central Railway were affected after an overhead equipment pole between Thane and Mulund stations got bent due to strong winds, an official said, as per the PTI.

The suburban services on the Main Line have been suspended, the chief spokesperson of Central Railway said.

While the unseasonal showers brought some respite from the scorching heat, power outages were reported in Kalwa in Thane district and some other areas.

Apart from this, incidents of trees falling were also reported in some places.

Rains coupled with gusty winds were witnessed in the suburbs of Dadar, Kurla, Mahim, Ghatkopar, Mulund and Vikhroli, while parts of south Mumbai saw drizzles.

The satellite towns in Maharashtra's Thane, Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar also received moderate showers with gusty winds.

Ten injured after huge hoarding collapses on shed of Ghatkopar petrol pump

Atleast 10 people were injured after shed at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar suddenly collapsed amid dust storm and rains in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Monday.

The civic body said that a distressing incident took place at the Petrol Pump in Police Ground at the busy Eastern Express Highway in Ghatkopar East, as a shed collapsed. In the incident several people were trapped beneath the debris and their rescue operation was underway.

The officials said that a major mishap took place at the BPCL petrol pump, opposite Adani project in Pantnagar area of Ghatkopar. More than 10 patients were brought to Rajawadi Municipal Hospital in Ghatkopar (E) with head and multiple injuries.

(with PTI inputs)

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