At least 40 stranded at Chinchoti waterfall in Maharashtra’s Vasai

WEATHER LIVE UPDATES: Besides Maharashtra, heavy rains also lashed most parts of Karnataka.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2018 8:30:44 am
Weather LIVE UPDATES: Train services affected as heavy rain lashes Maharashtra Toy train services were also disrupted after a tree fell down between Matheran and Neral. (Express photo)

As heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai and neighbouring areas of Navi Mumbai and Kalyan on Saturday, at least 40 people were stranded at Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai. Train services between Badlapur and Kalyan railway stations at Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai were suspended for a few hours in the wake of excessive water logging on the tracks between Vitthalwadi and Kalyan stops. Toy train services were also disrupted after a tree fell down between Matheran and Neral. “Due to heavy and continuous rain, there is water logging between Vithalwadi and Kalyan (near level crossing gate) since 10.40 am. As a precautionary measure, trains services were stopped between Badlapur and Kalyan,” a CR official said.

Besides Maharashtra, heavy rains also lashed most parts of Karnataka.

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Heavy rains were recorded in the city and the suburbs early this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that it would continue throughout the week. BMC officials had received complaints of waterlogging from across the city. The waterlogged areas include Hindmata, Parel, Sion, Chuna-bhatti, Andheri subway. In all, 177 de-watering pumps were used to ensure the water recedes immediately across the city on Tuesday, said an official.