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Heavy rainfall in Mumbai causes waterlogging, traffic jam

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WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 24, 2019, 10.19 AM (IST)

Major junctions in several areas in Mumbai including Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar witnessed severe traffic jam following overnight rainfall. 

A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for Mumbai citing cyclonic circulation, heavy rains lashed the city leading to waterlogging in many parts of the city. 

The relentless overnight rainfall also caused submersion of railway tracks in Sion. 

Poor visibility led to the collision of three cars in the Andheri area of the city in the wee hours of Wednesday, leaving eight injured.

According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, in the last three hours between 2:30 am and 5:30 am today, Santa Cruz observatory recorded 51 mm of rain, with torrential downpour continuing through the morning in most parts of the city.

Flight operations affected at the Mumbai Airport as visibility dropped to 300 metres.