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India Heavy Rain Strikes Mumbai, Train Operations Hit, Many Flights Delayed

13:45  09 june  2018
13:45  09 june  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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Heavy Rain In Mumbai Leads To Traffic Jams; Trains And Flights Delayed . For the second time in two days, heavy pre-monsoon rains , accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Mumbai on Monday night, hitting flight operations and disrupting local trains , officials said.

Flight operations were hit and local trains disrupted. Waterlogging was reported in some parts of the city. Power outages were reported in parts of Thane. Water-logging on the streets of Mumbai 's Hindmata area after heavy rains lashes parts of Maharashtra.

Mumbai received a fresh round of rainfall today, days after the weather department forecast heavy downpour in the city over the weekend. Over 32 flights were delayed and three cancelled due to weather conditions. Local trains are also running late by 10-15 minutes. The city's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC, has already got its armory in place to face the lash.

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The downpour has resulted in severe water-logging in many parts of the city. Some weather experts have predicted the situation might get worse than the 2005 Mumbai rains.

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Flight operations remained affected at Mumbai airport; a total of 56 flights have been diverted as the main runway is not yet operational . Tuesday's rain in Mumbai delayed services on the heavily used local train network, a rail official said, while road traffic was also disrupted by flooding.

After a dry spell of three weeks, the heaviest rains in July hit Mumbai on Tuesday disrupting suburban train services, blocking roads and delaying flights in the financial capital. In the rain that had set in from Monday night and continued between 8:30am and 12pm on Tuesday

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In the wake of the warning from the weather department, BMC has cancelled the leaves of all its senior officials for the weekend, besides taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure that the residents don't face any problem.

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People have been asked to stay indoors. In a statement, the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai said, "As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for the weather." Fishermen have also been warned against going too far out into the sea.

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The Mumbai police also warned people to drive safe after a vehicle tripped over in Parel due to slippery roads resulting from the rain.

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Heavy rains threw normal life out of gear in India's financial capital Mumbai Wednesday. The city witnessed waterlogging in several areas and disruption of train and flight operations . The metropolis experienced incessant downpour since the wee hours inundating many areas across the city

A forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai is The city's 'local' trains , which were running slower by half-an-hour in many places had fewer people Worst hit were flights to and from Mumbai after a SpiceJet aircraft skidded off the runway and got

Schools will be kept open at all times for shelter in case of flooding. Navy personnel have also been put on stand-by in parts of the city that are usually most flooded when there is heavy rain.

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Three teams of National Disaster Response Force or NDRF will be stationed at Parel, Mankhurd (for eastern suburbs) and Andheri Sports Complex (for western suburbs). They are equipped with walkie-talkies and flood rescue material.

Heavy rain has also been forecast for coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra.

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Mumbai rains : Flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were hit with delays and diversions of several flights . Several flights delayed or diverted at Mumbai airport. Civic and disaster bodies on alert to tackle emergencies.

Heavy Rain In Mumbai Leads To Traffic Jams; Trains And Flights Delayed . For the second time in two days, heavy pre-monsoon rains , accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Mumbai on Monday night, hitting flight operations and disrupting local trains , officials said.

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