Heavy rainfall lashes Mumbai: Commuters irked as floods stop road, rail services

All major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others were put in state of high alert following heavy showers that Mumbai received on Friday.

FP Staff August 06, 2016 18:56:43 IST
On Friday morning, heavy rains flooded many parts of Mumbai, disrupting rail and road traffic, as well as flights. Buses were seen wading through flooded streets. PTI 
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On Friday morning, heavy rains flooded many parts of Mumbai, disrupting rail and road traffic, as well as flights. Buses were seen wading through flooded streets. PTI 
The downpour led to waterlogging in parts of south and central Mumbai, as well as the eastern and western suburbs, leading to major traffic snarls. Vehicles had to wade through flooded streets during peak traffic hours. PTI
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The downpour led to waterlogging in parts of south and central Mumbai, as well as the eastern and western suburbs, leading to major traffic snarls. Vehicles had to wade through flooded streets during peak traffic hours. PTI
Traffic crawled at a snail's pace on major thoroughfares like Eastern Express and Western Express highways and major north-south roads, delaying tens of thousands of commuters. PTI
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Traffic crawled at a snail's pace on major thoroughfares like Eastern Express and Western Express highways and major north-south roads, delaying tens of thousands of commuters. PTI
School children wading through flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday. Besides Mumbai, the adjoining districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad were also lashed by heavy rains, slowing traffic on all major routes linking Mumbai to Ahmedabad, Pune, Nashik and Goa. PTI
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School children wading through flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday. Besides Mumbai, the adjoining districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad were also lashed by heavy rains, slowing traffic on all major routes linking Mumbai to Ahmedabad, Pune, Nashik and Goa. PTI
At 14.93 ft, the high tide which hit the city at 13. 38 pm IST on Friday, has been measured the highest this week at least. PTI 
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At 14.93 ft, the high tide which hit the city at 13. 38 pm IST on Friday, has been measured the highest this week at least. PTI 
People pushing car through flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday. Potholes and heavy waterlogging became a major nuisance for people. PTI
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People pushing car through flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday. Potholes and heavy waterlogging became a major nuisance for people. PTI
The Central Railway was hit due to flooded tracks near Sion-Kurla. The cascading effect affected the other two lines. Suburban train services on Western Railway, Central Railway and Harbour Line ran 15-30 minutes late. Stations were waterlogged. PTI 
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The Central Railway was hit due to flooded tracks near Sion-Kurla. The cascading effect affected the other two lines. Suburban train services on Western Railway, Central Railway and Harbour Line ran 15-30 minutes late. Stations were waterlogged. PTI 
All major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others were put on high alert. PTI
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All major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others were put on high alert. PTI
The IMD has forecast very heavy rains over Mumbai and coastal Konkan region over the next 48 hours. PTI
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The IMD has forecast very heavy rains over Mumbai and coastal Konkan region over the next 48 hours. PTI