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Mumbai rains throw life out of gear; schools shut, flight operations hit, local trains delayed

 Mumbai rains throw life out of gear; schools shut, flight operations hit, local trains delayed

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon and the downpour continued through the night till Wednesday morning reviving memories of the 29 August deluge that had paralysed life in the city. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

Train services were delayed but not derailed. Flight operations at Mumbai airport were suspended for half an hour in the evening due to poor visibility. They were again suspended around 10 pm after a SpiceJet flight overshot the runway. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

Train services were delayed but not derailed. Flight operations remained affected at Mumbai airport; a total of 56 flights have been diverted as the main runway is not yet operational. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The IMD's Santacruz observatory got 225.3mm from 8.30am to 11.30pm on Tuesday, a quantity which is in the weather category of 'extremely heavy rain' (204.5mm and above). The observatory got over 100mm in just three hours (5.30-8.30pm). Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

Low visibility, strong winds and slippery conditions on Tuesday night caused a SpiceJet flight to overshoot while landing and skid onto the grass. The airline said all 183 passengers on the flight from Varanasi were safe, but the incident led to widespread disruptions. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

Flight operations, however, remained affected at Mumbai airport; a total of 56 flights have been diverted as the main runway is not yet operational. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The Mumbai airport operator has given NOTAM (Notice to airmen) till 6 pm Wednesday, which means flight operations cannot take place in the main runway. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The IMD's Santacruz observatory got 225.3mm from 8.30am to 11.30pm on Tuesday, a quantity which is in the weather category of 'extremely heavy rain' (204.5mm and above). The observatory got over 100mm in just three hours (5.30-8.30pm). Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The IMD's Santacruz observatory got 225.3mm from 8.30am to 11.30pm on Tuesday, a quantity which is in the weather category of 'extremely heavy rain' (204.5mm and above). The observatory got over 100mm in just three hours (5.30-8.30pm). Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

Schools and colleges have been shut as precaution and flights towards and from Mumbai are hit. The downpour is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the weather department predicted. Firstpost/ Vivek Ahire

Schools and colleges have been shut as precaution and flights towards and from Mumbai are hit. The downpour is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the weather department predicted. Firstpost/ Vivek Ahire

The Mumbai dabbawalas on Wednesday cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office- goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services after heavy rains. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The Mumbai dabbawalas on Wednesday cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office-goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services after heavy rains. Firstpost/ Neerja Deodhar

The municipal body was on its toes, in view of the warnings issued about the inclement weather. At least 35,000 BMC officials have been deployed across the city to ensure that public services can function normally despite Wednesday's torrential rainfal. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

The municipal body was on its toes, in view of the warnings issued about the inclement weather. At least 35,000 BMC officials have been deployed across the city to ensure that public services can function normally despite Wednesday's torrential rainfal. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

According to a BMC statement no untoward incident was reported after the incessant downpour. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

According to a BMC statement, no untoward incident was reported after the incessant downpour. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

Traffic situation in Mumbai as of now is by and large normal except for Aarey Colony Bridge which has been closed down. All other roads including Worli Sea Link, Pedder road Sion Bridge etc are open with smooth traffic movement. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

Traffic situation in Mumbai as of now is by and large normal except for Aarey Colony Bridge which has been closed down. All other roads including Worli Sea Link, Pedder road Sion Bridge etc are open with smooth traffic movement. Firstpost/ Suraj Prasad

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Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 17:16:32 IST