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Mumbai rains bring the city to a grinding halt, roads inundated, train services hit

Mumbai Rains: Western railway has shut its services at Bandra, following point failure and also due to waterlogging on the tracks. All Western railway trains from Bandra towards the city have been stopped.

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Heavy rain led to majority of areas in Mumbai city getting flooded. The downpour led to waterlogging at locations such as Hindmata, Lalbaug, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mulund and low lying areas in Khar, Parel, Worli, Matunga and Dadar TT. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

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Mumbai suburbs (as per Santacruz weather station) recorded 86 mm rainfall between 8.30 am to 11.30 am on Tuesday. As per IMD, more than 65 mm rainfall in 24 hours is considered heavy rainfall. (Express Photo by Rashi Chandra Rajput)

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Commutters stranded at Hindamatha, Parel as heavy rains lash on Mumbai city on tuesday. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar, 29th August 2017, Mumbai.

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The rain also led to traffic snarls, delayed trains and flights. Mumbai Airport officials also confirmed that many flights were delayed by up to 20 minutes, with some flights asked to ‘go-around’ or delay landing. At least two flights were diverted to other nearest airports. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

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The pouring rain has slowed down the city’s vehicular traffic. South Mumbai witnessed downpour throughout Monday afternoon causing sluggish movement of traffic in the area. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar

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Government officials said the rainfall over Monday night and Tuesday have severely affected the city’s lifeline and the suburban railway services. More than 70 lakh commuters use the Mumbai local train services daily. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

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The MeT department has forecast “extremely heavy rainfall” in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa. Five teams of National Disaster Relief Force are being presently deployed in Mumbai as a precautionary measure. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar

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The Central railway services are running over an hour late due to excessive rain on the tracks in Mumbai. While Western railway has had to shut its services at Bandra due waterlogging on the tracks. All Western railway trains from Bandra towards the city have been stopped. The Harbour line services have been delayed by over half an hour.

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Deputy director general (western region) of India Meteorological Department, KS Hosalikar, said, “The circulation of low pressure area from south-west Madhya Pradesh moving westward is likely to intensify into depression and that is likely to give heavy rainfall in Madhya Maharashtra.” (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

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Schools and college authorities have been instructed to remain closed tomorrow in view of heavy rainfall, said State Education Minister Vinod Tawde. Operations at Mumbai airport have been suspended for some time due to low visibility, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar

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Mumbai has been experiencing incessant heavy rainfall since Saturday morning, with the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba predicting the situation to remain the same for next 24 hours. The rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm. Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar

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Water enters compound of all buildings near Gandhi market. (Express Photo: Arita Sarkar)

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Torrential rains also caused a part of compound wall at Chuna bhatti railway station to collapse. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

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Wards, corridors and dormitories of King Edward Memorial Hospital were also flooded due the heavy rains, making doctors worry about infection control. Seen here: The pediatric ward of the hospital is filled with water. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)