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Mumbai Rains Today: Some Schools Declare Holiday, Trains Running Slower; IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall

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Mumbai: Mumbai has witnessed heavy rains over the last few days causing massive waterlogging in the city. Heavy rains are likely to lash the city on Monday as well, as per a report by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Due to the incessant downpour, certain schools have also declared a holiday today. Waterlogging was reported from Khar subway and Chembur in the early hours of Monday. However, no waterlogging has been reported after 5 am.

“Continous rain with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely over city and suburbs,” the alert issued by IMD said. The prediction is for the next 24 hours. Traffic is running smoothly in the maximum city, as per an update by the Mumbai Police.

“No Water logging has been recorded in the past few hours. Traffic running smoothly at Powai-JVLR-Eastern Expressway. No major traffic congestions reported,” a tweet by Mumbai Police read. However, the foot over bridge (FOB) at Kurla station was waterlogged due to the heavy rain.

Visuals of rain situation in Mumbai on Monday morning:

After severe downpour over the weekend, no major disruptions in the services of local trains was reported until now. The Central Railways twitter handle updated that all trains are running but with a slight delay. “Central Railway Services are running,” their tweet read.

The Western Railways also sent an alert about the slow movement of some trains at Nallasopara. A tweet by the WR read,“Trains being run at restricted speed at Nallasopara due to water on tracks. Some delay due to this. No water logging anywhere else on WR”. As per the forecast by IMD for the next 48 hours, a few spells of rain or shower with heavy showers at one or two places are expected over city and suburbs.

Water level above rail was reported at 9:10 am. As per reports, the water rose by 140 mm above the rail level due to which line between Virar and Nallasopora was held up.

Several adjoining areas like Thane and Palghar witnessed very heavy rainfall leading to a flood-like situation. Heavy rainfall was also reported from Thane, Bhiwandi, Nalasopara, Virar and Vasai.

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