Stepping out? Mind the rains today

 Mumbai
Stepping out? Mind the rains today

The second spell of showers in the city has once again thrown the city's lifeline out of gear.

The rains, which have been hitting Mumbai in earnest since the weekend, renewed vigour from Monday night. Water logging was recorded at four places in the island city and six places in the eastern suburbs. The western suburbs have been coping better, with no water logging reported from any location.

56.8 mm of rainfall was recorded till 7 am this morning in Colaba, and 12.8 mm in Santa Cruz. This was enough to affect Central Railway train services, with a point failure reported at Kurla. A technical fault between Bandra and Mahim stations resulted in slow line trains running late by five to ten minutes.

Road traffic too has been hit marginally, with BEST routes diverted at Sion road number 24 and at Vidyavihar.

Meanwhile, the rain appears to have taken another casualty. A woman was reported to have drowned in a lake at the Santoshi Mata Road, Nava Gaon in Dahisar west. The requisite agencies have been mobilised for further investigations, it is learnt.

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast very heavy rain for the city in the next two days.

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