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Mumbai on alert for heavy rain, already submerged

Mumbai Rain: In the pictures tweeted by news agency ANI, the streets of Zion are seen full of water. People were also seen swimming in water in Andheri, Ghatkopar, Chambor, Dharavi, Dadar, Wadala and Panvel.

Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs last night and this morning inundated parts of the city and caused inconvenience to residents due to heavy traffic.
Sean’s streets are flooded in pictures tweeted by ANI news agency. People were also seen crossing water in Andheri, Ghatkopar, Chambor, Dharavi, Dadar, Wadala and Panvel.

Local train services, considered to be Mumbai’s lifeline, were mainly affected due to water-logging of tracks on the main and harbor corridors of the Central Railway and train services slowed down, officials said.

Some commuters also complained of flooding in some subways at Panvel, Khandeshwar and Mansarovar stations on the Harbor Line in neighboring New Mumbai.

Buses have been diverted on some routes due to flooding in several low-lying areas, including Seine, Chambor, Bandra, Air India Colony and Karla, officials said.

The city received an average of 95.81 mm of rain, while the eastern and western suburbs received 115.09 mm and 116.73 mm of rain, respectively, in the 24 hours ending at 8 am on Tuesday, officials said.

Between 8 am and 11.30 am on Tuesday, the island city received an average of 41 mm of rain, while the eastern and western suburbs received 85 mm and 55 mm of rain, respectively.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “moderate to heavy rain” in Mumbai and its suburbs on Monday and “very heavy to very heavy” at isolated places for the next few days.

Officials said five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the city in response to the heavy rain warning issued by the Meteorological Department.

The Meteorological Department has also issued an Orange Alert, in which heavy to very heavy rains have been predicted in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhu Darg districts from June 4 to June 8.

Landslides were reported in Chaplon in Ratnagiri district, about 300 km from Mumbai.

Maharashtra’s new Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has directed officials in Mumbai and neighboring districts to remain alert and keep NDRF personnel ready.

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