Rain fury hits Mumbai: Life in megapolis comes to a standstill [Photos]

Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai on Tuesday, disrupting rail, road and air services,

FP Staff August 29, 2017 23:30:57 IST
Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai on Tuesday, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. Reuters
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Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai on Tuesday, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. Reuters
People's woes were compounded by the high tide that prevented natural drainage of water into the sea. PTI
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People's woes were compounded by the high tide that prevented natural drainage of water into the sea. PTI
Meteorological department sources said Mumbai recorded copious rain of 65 mm in just three hours. PTI
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Meteorological department sources said Mumbai recorded copious rain of 65 mm in just three hours. PTI
Thousands of vehicles were stranded on arterial roads in Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West, Ghatkopar, Sion and Hindmata areas that were under knee to waist deep water for several hours, many having broken down. Reuters
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Thousands of vehicles were stranded on arterial roads in Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West, Ghatkopar, Sion and Hindmata areas that were under knee to waist deep water for several hours, many having broken down. Reuters
Trains were running late or stopped on Central, North and Harbour railway lines, as tracks were submerged at several places. PTI
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Trains were running late or stopped on Central, North and Harbour railway lines, as tracks were submerged at several places. PTI
Having waited for hours on end with water showing no signs of receding, fidgety passengers were seen jumping off stationary trains and walking along the tracks to their destinations. Reuters
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Having waited for hours on end with water showing no signs of receding, fidgety passengers were seen jumping off stationary trains and walking along the tracks to their destinations. Reuters
Commuters were seen standing under knee deep water on the steps of buses in low lying areas like Parel. Traffic crawled at snail's pace on important roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg. PTI
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Commuters were seen standing under knee deep water on the steps of buses in low lying areas like Parel. Traffic crawled at snail's pace on important roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg. PTI
According to the civic body's disaster management cell, at least 20 incidents of trees fall and one of wall collapse were reported from across the city but there were no casualties. PTI
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According to the civic body's disaster management cell, at least 20 incidents of trees fall and one of wall collapse were reported from across the city but there were no casualties. PTI