Monsoon rains lash India’s financial capital, disrupt transport

The water stock at the Koyna and Radhanagri dams had shown increase in the wake of the heavy downpour in the last two days.

Heavy rains lashed the economic capital causing water logging in several parts of the city on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde posted a series of tweets saying that schools and colleges have been asked to remain closed as a precautionary measure. IMD has predicted light rain in the city from Thursday to Saturday and thundershowers for Sunday.

Staff at Mumbai International Airport, India’s second busiest, diverted four flights and shut down operations for about half an hour as the downpour cut visibility, a spokeswoman said.

The BMC Disaster Cell and other agencies said they are prepared to tackle any eventuality arising out of the renewed spell of wet weather.

Summary: While heavy rains pounded the city on August 29th, paralysing the transport, inundating roads, but the city’s civic body says it should not be blamed alone.

Most districts of Konkan, many places over Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha and few districts of Marathwada would receive rainfall for the next 24 hours, according to the weathermen.

Three weeks after a deluge, rains returned to haunt Mumbai with the maximum city receiving between 40mm and 130mm of rainfall on Tuesday.

On August 29, the metropolis received more than 300 mm rainfall, crippling the transport services and throwing normal life out of gear. According to the information received from Colaba observatory, the north Konkan region is expected to receive more rains.

“PRO of Central Railway A K Jain said, “(Suburban) trains are running a bit late, but there has been no cancellation till now”. A tree branch fell between Andheri and Vile Parle stations on the Harbour corridor, briefly halting the traffic.

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