MUMBAI Rain: 4 Persons Killed As The City & Suburbs Remain Standstill

AS in previous years, heavy rains have impacted normal life, trade and commerce in Mumbai, India’s Financial Capital, with India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting intermittent to moderate rain for the next three days. Mumbai has received the second highest rainfall recorded within 24 hours in June in 10 years, according to IMD data. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had warned of intermittent rain in Mumbai. Rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Monday morning water logging and traffic congestion at multiple places. Water has accumulated in many areas, making it difficult for commuters in and around Mumbai. Local trains, called the lifeline of Mumbai, were also affected with a few cancelled and some running with minor delays on Monday morning due to water logging of tracks. Andheri Subway has been closed due to water logging and traffic has been diverted via Gokhale Bridge and Thackeray Bridge: Mumbai Police. Traffic is moving slow on Pedder road. Waterlogging has affected Magathane junction, Natraj Market, SV road, Shyam Talav, JVLR and Andheri Tab junction. Andheri Subway has been closed due to water logging, said Mumbai Police. Waterlogging has been reported at S. V. Road Andheri Subway Jn, Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Visarjan Talao, Crystal House, Andheri E, Sakinaka Junction, Postal Colony, Bhavans College Jn. Andheri (W), Durga Nagar Jn. JVLR, Gumpha Road Junction, Bahar junction, Behram Baug junction, SV road and DN Nagar: Mumbai Police Rail tracks were flooded at locations like Sion, Matunga and Kurla, impacting the Central Railways’ suburban sector with trains running behind schedule, delaying lakhs of office-goers and students On Friday, four people were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents in Mumbai. Livemint reports citing  officials that  one person was electrocuted and three others were killed after being struck by lightning as rain pounded Mumbai and many parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day  disrupting normal life and hitting air, road and rail traffic. Heavy Monsoon rains have been going on right from Surat in Gujarat up to Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Rains remained unstoppable over Dahanu as the city has recorded extremely heavy rains to the tune of 299 millimetre in  24 hours.

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