Mumbai stalled after heavy showers
Sanjay Jha | July 1, 2008 at 01:57 amby
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Incessant rains have stalled India's financial capital Mumbai today. Monday night's rains continued today morning and disrupted life totally in the city. HighTide aggravated the situation even worse. Now the city is limping back.
Monday night's incessant rains in Mumbai that continued on Tuesday morning did not disrupt life totally in the city though it did slow down transport systems, causing a lot of inconvenience.
Of the three rail corridors (Central, Harbour and Western railway network) trains on the western line were functioning albeit arriving at destinations 20-25 minutes late. Harbour line too was operational. It was only the train services on the Central Railway line that were reported to be affected due to waterlogging on the tracks between Kurla and Vidyavihar in the central suburbs. Knee deep waterlogging was also reported from the low lying areas of Hindmata, Parel in central Mumbai and in the suburbs of Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Ghatkopar and Andheri. In the morning traffic was diverted on Dr Ambedkar (Byculla to Sion) Road to avoid a snarl.
Life is back to normal and currently the roads are clear. However, due to early morning rains schools in the water logged areas like Parel and Hindmata decided to close, as a precaution. Twenty four hours of heavy rains since last night in the city caused panic. However since 10 am (IST) in the morning it has not rained in the main city and so the water level has receded and traffic is back to normal.
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