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Government offices declare holiday due to continual rains in Mumbai

With the city of Mumbai receiving incessant rainfall on Tuesday, August 4, all government offices in the city have declared a holiday for the day.

Government offices declare holiday due to continual rains in Mumbai
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With the city of Mumbai receiving incessant rainfall on Tuesday, August 4, all government offices in the city have declared a holiday for the day.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a red alert for Mumbai for August 4 and August 5. However, heavy rainfall throughout the night has led to waterlogging in several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday morning itself.

The BMC had earlier asked all establishments and workplaces to remain closed, except emergency services, in view of the situation. Moreover, the BEST bus services were diverted on at least 8 routes in various parts of Mumbai city and the suburbs.

Due to the continual downpour, several areas have waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended. However, shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan are operating as of now.

Meanwhile, the IMD has informed that as showers continued in Mumbai, during the last 3 hours (8:30 to 11:30 AM) Mumbai's Colaba station recorded 6mm of rainfall while the Santacruz observatory recorded 19mm rain. Thane district reported 16mm of rainfall during the same period. The IMD has further warned of intense to very intense rainfall for the next 3 hours.

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