Maharashtra, Mumbai Heavy Rain, Weather HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm — the Santacruz observatory registered 827.5 mm rainfall in the first 10 days of the months.
More than 320 local trains in the city were cancelled on Wednesday, while several more were delayed. Flights were also running later due to the weather. An Air India plan to Mumbai overshot the runway while landing amid heavy rains, The Indian Express reported.
Vasai, Nallasopara and Virar, meanwhile, were left inaccessible by rail and road yesterday. Nearly 1,500 passengers were stranded after long-distance trains were halted outside these townships. The passengers along with around 400 residents from the low-lying salt pan lands in Manikpur were rescued on boats by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).