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Heavy rains returned to Mumbai

After a break of few days, heavy rains returned to Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Monday morning, affecting road and rail traffic and briefly disrupting operations at the city airport.

waterlogging reported on rail tracks at Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Sion and other stations due to which local trains on the Central Line were running slow.

The suburban areas received around 20 mm rainfall in just three hours starting 8.30 am, an official at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) centre here said.

The IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall for next 24 hrs in Mumbai and adjoining areas.

Mumbai flights update

Flight operations at the Mumbai airport have been hit by rains since 9.15am. However, it’s not a complete closure. A few flights have managed to take off during the short spells in the past 50 minutes when visibility was better. Departures are on now.

Mumbai trains update

Central Railway local trains are running slow on main line, harbour line, trans-harbour line and 4th corridor (Kharkopar-Nerul/Belapur). There is no disruption anywhere.

A house collapsed in Govandi slum area in early hours. Eight people sustained injuries in the incident. All are said to be out of danger.

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