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Mumbai Rains: Strech between Kemps Corner-RTI Junction to remain close

On Thursday, the Mumbai Police informed that road from Kemps Corner flyover to RTI junction will not open for traffic.

Mumbai Rains: Strech between Kemps Corner-RTI Junction to remain close
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The Mumbai Traffic Police have informed that the stretch between kemps corner to RTI junction will remain close for vehicles owing to the landslide near the Kemps Corner flyover due to incessant rain. 

On Thursday, the Mumbai Police informed that road from Kemps Corner flyover to RTI junction will not open for traffic. It said that citizens may use alternate routes including Haji Ali-Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk-Opera House or Wilson college to travel southwards. 

Due to a landslide and uprooting of trees amid heavy rainfall in Mumbai, the road near Kemps Corner flyover has been severely damaged and has developed a huge crack on the Ridge road at NS Patkar Marg. Peddar Road has also been closed for vehicles. 

For Northward travels, the Mumbai Police informed that people may take routes including Operate House or Wilson College to Nana Chowk and Tardeo Road towards Haji Ali. 

This has troubled those travelling to south Mumbai and has added to their commute time. Mumbai city and its suburbs have been adversely affected with waterlogging and flooding in several areas due to continuous rainfall for three days, at the start of this week. Instances of house collapse were also reported from different parts of Mumbai. 

In 24 hours, south Mumbai received more than 330 mm rainfall as per the Colaba observatory while the western suburbs received 146 mm rainfall. Winds were gushing at the speed of 90 kmph on Wednesday and more than 100 trees have been uprooted. 

Earlier, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal informed that four wards including Colaba, Nariman Point and Marine received 300 mm rainfall in four hours which is worst than 2005. 

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