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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, thunderstorms to continue till Sunday

There was no report of injury or casualty in the rains, that picked momentum in the last couple of days after a brief lull

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

File photo: Commuters make their way through a flooded subway at Ghansoli Railway Station ater heavy downpour in Navi Mumbai. Photo: PTI
File photo: Commuters make their way through a flooded subway at Ghansoli Railway Station ater heavy downpour in Navi Mumbai. Photo: PTI

The city witnessed heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning last night and this morning, delaying the suburban train services and causing inconvenience to motorists on roads in some areas.

There was no report of injury or casualty in the rains, that picked momentum in the last couple of days after a brief lull.


An official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's management cell said no untoward incident was reported so far.

The weather station at in south recorded 32 mm rain from 8.30 am yesterday to 5.30 am on Friday, while the observatory in suburban Santacruz recorded 51.2 mm rain during the period, he said.

Despite heavy rains in the suburbs, the vehicular movement on both the Eastern and Western Express was normal, he said.

However, the suburban train services of the Central Railway, the and on the harbour corridor were running late by 5 to 10 minutes today, the official said.

The bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) were running smoothly, the official said.

A few low-lying areas in suburban Bhandup, Bandra, Andheri and Dadar witnessed waterlogging, causing inconvenience to the motorists in the morning, he said.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rain or thundershowers are likely to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours.

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 11:26 IST
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