Maharashtra: Heavy downpour lashes Mumbai; IMD predicts more for next 48 hours

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai will continue to receive heavy rains till July 29.

Mumbai rains

Heavy rains have lashed Mumbai and its adjoining areas, leading to traffic snarls and water-logging at several major junctions.

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Hundreds still stranded

In Thane, Kamba petrol pump was submerged underwater. Maharashtra government in a notice has requested NDRF, Air Command, Navy, Air Force and the military to conduct rescue operation in Kamba Petrol Pump and Riverwing Resort

According to a report, over a hundred are stranded at Kamba Petrol Pump in Thane and about 70 Persons are stranded at Riverwing Resort.

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Mahalaxmi Express

The Kolhapur-Mumbai Mahalaxmi Express was stranded since 3 AM today due to flooding of tracks. Around three-foot-high flood water was reported near Vangani station, where the train was stuck. All passengers have been rescued.

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Transport affected

The rains are continuing for two days now. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) reported on Friday that 17 flights were diverted while others were being delayed by 30 minutes on average.

All flight operations are back to normal now, Mumbai international Airport announced today.

Rail services were also hampered by the intermittent rains.

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Mumbai police warning

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police requested people not to venture in waterlogged areas and to maintain distance from the sea.

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IMD predicts more rains

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai will continue to receive heavy rains till July 29 with the minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 24 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius, respectively.

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