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When it rains in Mumbai, it pours

July 01, 2008
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning, bringing traffic to a virtual standstill in many parts of the city.

According to the Regional Meteorological Department, Colaba in South Mumbai recorded a heavy rainfall of 200 mm while Santacruz (suburbs) recorded 142.9 mm.

Water logging up to one and a half feet was reported in Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Andheri and several low lying areas.

Rail services were badly affected with the Central Railway services coming to a complete halt due to water logging between Kurla and Vidyavihar suburbs. However, trains on the Western and Harbour lines are running late by 15 to 20 minutes, according to railway sources

Text: PTI

Image: Several areas including Kalachowkie, Hindmata junction, Dadar, Kings Circle, Grant Road and Mazgaon were waterlogged.
Photographs: Arun Patil

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