Mumbai rains: Water level recedes in most parts of city; NDRF teams on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri

Mumbai most likely to get continuous rains and showers with the possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places in city and suburbs for the next 48 hours, an IMD release read.

Asian News International September 05, 2019 10:23:42 IST
Mumbai rains: Water level recedes in most parts of city; NDRF teams on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri
  • NDRF teams are kept on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri, said an official on Thursday

  • Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway announced cancellation of three trains owing to heavy rains and water-logging at Nallasopara

  • On Wednesday, as incessant rains lashed Mumbai, life was thrown out of gear with delay in train and flight services

Mumbai: While water level has receded in almost all parts of Mumbai, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been kept on standby in different parts of the city in view of heavy rainfalls predicted by the meteorological department.

NDRF teams are kept on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri, said an official on Thursday.

Mumbai rains Water level recedes in most parts of city NDRF teams on standby in Kurla Parel and Andheri

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Meanwhile, Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Western Railway also announced that three trains – Surat-Mumbai Central, Mumbai Central-Surat and Bandra T-VAPI – were cancelled owing to heavy rains and water-logging at Nallasopara.

As incessant rains lashed Mumbai and Maharashtra, life was thrown out of gear with delay in train and flight services causing great inconvenience to commuters. Several passengers were seen sleeping outside the Mumbai Domestic Airport amid the flight delays due to heavy downpour.

"Passenger Alert!! Due to heavy rains, flights out of Mumbai will be delayed. Passengers are requested to check flight status through Air India website, Mobile App or Customer care," Air India tweeted on Wednesday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in several parts of the city and suburbs in the next 48 hours.

"Mumbai most likely to get continuous rains and showers with the possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places in city and suburbs for the next 48 hours," an IMD release read.

Maharashtra has witnessed relentless rains in several parts for the past few days. The rains have also resulted in massive water logging and flood-like situation in some regions.

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