#Mumbai : Heavy Rains Hit Train Services, Roads Water Logged, Regional Met Centre Predicts Light To Moderate Rain For Next 24 Hours

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Heavy rains  once again spelt havoc for the Maximum City  since early morning on Friday, leading to water-logging on tracks at a few places and affecting the local train services, officials said. The regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai predicts “light to moderate rain in city & suburbs with possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places” for next 24 hours

Local train services are currently running only for personnel engaged in health and other essential services, and are out of bound for general commuters in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNN- IBN reported , Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar and other neighbouring regions have been receiving heavy rainfall for the last three hours, leading to waterlogged roads, diversion of buses and delays in local trains. The weather department had issued an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places and a red alert for Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara districts.

The Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai has predicted “light to moderate rain in city and suburbs with a possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places” for the next 24 hours.

In three hours ending 7 am, Mumbai’s island city recorded 36 mm rainfall, whereas its eastern and western suburbs recorded 75 mm and 73 mm rainfall respectively.

An official of the Central Railway said that due to water-logging on tracks near Kurla station in eastern Mumbai, suburban services on the main line (between Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajTerminus and Kurla) and the Harbour line (CSMT-Vashi-Panvel) have been affected since morning.

“Due to heavy rains and water-logging on the slow lines near Kurla-Vidyavihar, local trains are running 20-25 minutes late,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of the CR.

The slow line train traffic between Kurla-Vidyavihar has been diverted to the fast line, he said, adding that the locals on the Harbour line are also running 20-25 minutes behind schedule.

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