Six trains cancelled, diverted as heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai

ANI Mumbai, India Aug 04, 2019, 09.36 AM(IST)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street during heavy monsoon rainfall at Kurla in Mumbai. Photograph:( ANI )

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said intensity of rainfall will continue for the next four hours.

The Central Railways on Sunday said six trains have been cancelled, six diverted and one short terminated due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging in Mumbai.

"Train number 22101 Mumbai-Manmad Rajyarani Express, 22102 Manmad-Mumbai Rajyarani Express, 12118 Manmad-LTT Express, 12117 LTT-Manmad Express, 51033 Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi Fast Passenger, 51044 Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai Fast Passenger have been canceled for journey date of August 4," said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway.

"One train was short terminated with train number 12140 Nagpur-Mumbai Sewagram Express and one train was short originated with train number 12139 Mumbai-Nagpur Sewagram Express for August 4 at Nashik Road," he added.

Six trains on the affected route in the region were diverted through alternative routes by the Central Railway.

"Due to very very intense rainfall throughout, there is an accumulation of water in different sections of Central Railway Suburban section of Mumbai. We are reviewing the situation every 30 minutes," said Udasi.

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Heavy rainfall has caused water logging in several areas of Mumbai, including Sion, Nagpada, Nala Sopara, Santa Cruz, Andheri, and Chembur.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the intensity of rainfall will continue for the next four hours.

"Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, received very heavy to isolated extremely heavy rainfall in last 24 hours. The intensity of rainfall will continue for the next 3 to 4 hours as seen from satellite and radar images latest. The rainfall varied from 100 mm city side to 250 mm plus in suburbs, Thane, Navi Mumbai," the forecaster said.