Mumbai Rain: Heavy Rain Leads To Waterlogging; Offices Shut, Trains Stopped

With continuous rainfall all through the night, people in several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe waterlogging. The weather department has sounded a red alert for today and tomorrow for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai.

Education officers have been told to keep the BMC schools prepared if any emergency situation arises and people need shelter. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that extremely heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra on August 4 and August 5.

Ratnagiri district is also expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 4, while Paldhar district is expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 5. Due to the forecast, the BMC has advised all offices and establishments in the city, barring emergency services, to remain closed today. People have been advised to avoid leaving their homes. Bombay High Court in light of the situation has adjourned its virtual hearings scheduled for today.

Several areas are 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, Mumbai’s Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed.

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