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Mumbai: Rain fury continues; trains delayed, several areas flooded

July 10, 2018 08:20

Incessant heavy rains continue to batter Mumbai and nearby areas on Tuesday morning, resulting in waterlogging in several areas and affecting suburban local train services.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar' between Tuesday and Thursday.

Due to very heavy rains since last evening, areas in Mumbai like Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Wadala, King's Circle and others are waterlogged.

Western Railway informed that local train services between Vasai and Virar will remain suspended until further information due to waterlogging at Nallasopara.

'Due to very heavy water accumulation in adjoining areas of Rly tracks & upto 200 mm water above rail level on rail lines at Nallasopara, train movement between Vasai Road - Virar is suspended till further information. Trains running from Churchgate-Vasai Road with delay (sic).

'Water very high from rail level at Nallasopara following heavy water accumulation in adjoining areas of tracks. Rail traffic suspended bet Vasai Rd - Virar. Trns running between Churchgate & Vasai Road with delay (sic),' WR said in a series of tweets.

WR divisional railway manager said that due to heavy rains, up and sown through line at Nallasopara is halted.

"However, local trains on western suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate," the DRM said.

Central Railway, however, said that trains are running normally on all three lines: Main, harbour and transharbour.

Due to water-logging and disrupted rail services, Dabbawalas have also suspended their services for today.   -- with ANI inputs

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