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Maha: Heavy rains lash Mumbai and suburbs, rail, road traffic hit, alert in 6 Maha districts

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: Mumbai and its suburbs received heavy rains last night and this morning, causing waterlogging and heavy traffic in some parts of the city, causing inconvenience to residents. Mumbai local train services and road traffic has been hit due to heavy rainfall. Local train services on the Central Railway mainline between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT)- Kalyan/Karjat/Kasara and between CSMT and Panvel are operating with delays of 15 minutes owing to heavy rainfall, the Central Railways said.

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Massive waterlogging has been reported at Sion Circle in Mumbai. The commuters are seen wading through the waters to reach their destinations. On Monday, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “moderate to heavy rainfall” for Mumbai and its suburbs and the possibility of “very heavy to extremely heavy” showers at isolated places for the next few days.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Mumbai in the wake of the heavy alert issued by the Weather Department, officials said. Chief minister Eknath Shinde has directed administration in six districts to prepare for shifting residents in flood-prone areas.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has directed the authorities in Mumbai and neighbouring districts to be on alert.

“In the wake of heavy rainfall in various parts of the state, CM Eknath Shinde held a discussion with Chief Secretary Manukumar Srivastava along with directing all the related districts’ guardian secretaries to keep a vigil & control the situation,” his office tweeted.

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