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Heavy rains leave Mumbai water-logged, limping

Last updated on: June 16, 2010 13:26 IST

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Heavy rains coupled with strong winds on Wednesday lashed the city and its suburbs, disrupting air and rail traffic and leading to water logging in many areas.

The city received 60.77 mm rainfall since Tuesday. Colaba in south Mumbai received 78.6 mm and suburban Santa Cruz received 95.0 mm, the meteorological department said.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the city with strong gusty winds and thundershowers in parts of city and suburbs.

Train services on the Western line were running late by 10-15 minutes whereas on the Central line, trains were delayed by 15-20 minutes.

This image of the tree collapse on the Dadar-Matunga
route was sent to us by Satish V.

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Image: A tree collapsed on the Dadar-Matunga rail route on Wednesday morning, temporarily affecting rail traffic
Photographs: Satish V
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Six workers were killed after a wall collapsed following heavy rains in Dnyaneshwar Nagar in Thane.

A minor landslide was reported from Malad, where people from two 'chawls' (rows of small tenements) were evacuated, civic officials said. No casualty was reported.

The BMC has issued an alert about a high tide of 4.70 metres at 1521 hours.

"Any tide above 4.5 metres is coupled with heavy rains and is a matter of concern," Joint Municipal Commissioner S S Shinde said.

Another tide of 4.07 metres is expected at 1421 hours, the civic body said.

"We appeal to Mumbaikars not to venture into the sea and stay away from the coastline area as a high tide has been predicted on Wednesday," Shinde said.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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The civic body had earlier said that the city would witness high tides measuring about 4.70 metres till June 17.

In the month of June, there will be tides from June 13 to 17 measuring between 4.58 m to 4.73 m, the BMC had said.

On July 26, 2005, the metropolis saw unprecedented floods as 944 mm of rainfall coincided with a 4.48 m tide.

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Airline sources said there was an average delay of one-and-a-half to two hours in flight operations due to heavy rains.

"The start-up delay is around one-and-a-half to two hours due to congestion caused by heavy rains and strong winds," they said.

However, the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson said, "There is an average delay of half-an-hour to 40 minutes across flights."

Five flights have been diverted, including one Air India Chennai flight, the sources said.

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Image: Women use an umbrella to protect themselves during high tide at Mumbai's seafront
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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