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Trains rescheduled, railway tracks submerged due to heavy downpour in Mumbai

02 July 2019

Power utility companies have also suspended the supply in some suburban areas of Mumbai as a precautionary measure. Heavy rainfall beyond 100 mm rain in several areas lashed Mumbai on Friday and Saturday.

In the last four days of continuous rains, Mumbai has recorded a whopping 777 mm of rains which is a lot for the city to take. Since June 1, Colaba has recorded 341 mm rainfall while Santacruz station has crossed 515 mm rainfall mark.

The main runway at Mumbai airport, India's second biggest, was closed from midnight after a SpiceJet flight overshot the runway while landing, an airport spokeswoman said. We are truly trying our best. "Very intense spells of rain likely to continue in the district of Palghar during the next 4 hours", stated IMD. The 48-hour forecast advises intermittent rain or showers.

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Through the week, however, weather officials have predicted that the monsoon will get stronger with heavy rainfall, especially between July 3 and 5.

The city has witnessed incessant rainfall over the past few days and rain waters have entered homes, hampering normal life. Stay with us for live updates on Mumbai rains, current status of traffic in the city and status of local train services.

Flights in and out of the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were delayed by around 30 minutes, according to a spokesperson quoted in a Reuters report.

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Mumbai: Due to heavy overnight rains in Mumbai, local trains are running later because of water-logging on railway tracks.

The traffic has been diverted to different routes to avoid more chaos. The shuttle train services between Mumbai and Pune were also affected, the official said.

The Central Railway has also chose to run local trains in limited corridors due to water logging on the railway tracks. The Western Railways also informed that the 22946 Saurashtra Mail will halt at all stations between Valsad-Mumbai where 59024 Valsad - Mumbai Central Fast Passenger stops. "Due to heavy winds, the material viz bamboos of ongoing construction work fell on Over Head Equipment at Marine Lines due to which trains have been stopped between Churchgate-Marine Lines".

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Western Railway and Central Railway have been updating the status of train lines that are functional on social media providing information about their services.

Trains rescheduled, railway tracks submerged due to heavy downpour in Mumbai