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Mumbai residents heed warning to stay home

Jet Airways cancelled at least 12 flights from Mumbai citing weather conditions

Anto Antony & Pratik Parija | Bloomberg  |  Mumbai 

Streets in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, were relatively empty while trading volumes in stock and bond markets dropped as residents stayed home following the worst downpour in 12 years. The city’s Santacruz weather centre recorded 33.1 centimetres of rain in 24 hours that ended at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the most since 94.4 cm of precipitation recorded 12 years ago. Authorities asked residents to stay at home after the weather office predicted “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in parts of the city. Still, suburban train services, which carry eight ...

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First Published: Thu, August 31 2017. 01:33 IST