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Two electrocuted, Trains affected, Mumbai-Life lagged due to heavy rains.

The rain lashes continues to affect Mumbai’s life. 2 electrocuted, trains affected and the entire Mumbai has come to halt in the month of June.


It’s been more than 24 hours and still there is no respite from these massive Mumbai Rains. Due to the heavy showers, Mumbai’s lifeline that is the Local Trains have seemed to take a break from its busy schedule.

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(A cancelled suburban train stands still, surrounded by rising levels of water due to the Mumbai monsoon. Photo: Vivek Bendre)

Schools, Colleges, and Offices were affected badly due to heavy Mumbai rains and were shut down on Friday. Those who left their house early in the morning had a difficult time returning home soon. The Bombay High Court and other courts were also shut.

Schools can declare a holiday on Saturday if heavy Mumbai rains continue, state education minister, Vinod Tawde said.

 

All train services, locals as well as the passengers, have been severely hit due to the rains. Both the Central and Western lines were severely affected due to water logging on tracks. The municipal corporation advised people to stay indoors and travel only in case of emergencies while the weather office predicted no respite for the next 48 hours.

According to an official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation disaster management unit, a five-year-old boy, and a 60-year-old woman died of electrocution in Wadala in central Mumbai.

 

The airport was operational, but flight arrivals and departures  were also delayed by an average of 45 minutes due to heavy rain and three services had to be diverted due to incessant rain that has been lashing the financial capital. Many passengers missed their flights as they could not reach the airport due to waterlogging.

 

River Mithi

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The Mithi river is around the danger mark, according to Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray.

 

The houses were also affected due to heavy rains.

 

“The city has witnessed unprecedented rainfall in the last 24 hours, more than that the city usually receives in 10 days. Mumbai witnessed 283 mm of rain in 24 hours,” the city’s Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta told reporters.

“Since there is heavy rainfall along with a high tide expected tomorrow, people should stay away from the sea and ensure that they do not walk on the promenade. Also, before leaving their homes, people should make sure that the route they plan to take is safe for travel” he added.


 

FableFeed wants all of you to take care during these few days. Stay at home if it’s not that urgent to go out. Wash your hands properly as there might be a chance of infection during this season. Check the latest news update regarding the train schedules and about the institutions before you leave your home.




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