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Mumbai Local Train Services Resume as Rains Stop; IMD Forecasts Better Weather Ahead

The IMD has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in Mumbai and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places a third consecutive day on Monday.


Updated:August 5, 2019, 10:28 AM IST
Mumbai Local Train Services Resume as Rains Stop; IMD Forecasts Better Weather Ahead
Trains remained suspended due to heavy rains in Mumbai. (Credits: PTI)

New Delhi: Mumbai received some relief as the incessant rains came to a halt and the Met department has predicted "better weather" in the coming days. The suburban train services of the Central Railway (CR), which had remained suspended for most of Sunday, were resumed on Monday morning.

After continuous heavy rains for the past two days, the hardships for the people in Mumbai had increased as the train services and air traffic were disrupted while people in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts had to face power outages.

The state government has appealed to the people to stay safe at home and avoid venturing outdoors unless necessary. Here are the top developments in the region:

- In view of the torrential rains and waterlogging in se veral areas of the region, the state government has declared that all schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad will remain closed on Monday.

- Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also announced that all the government and semi government employees in the Mumbai metropolitan area will be allowed to report late at work.

- The South Central Railway on Monday morning cancelled at least 18 trains running across Maharashtra. At least 12 trains were cancelled on Sunday night, with many being diverted or shortly-terminated or re-scheduled.

- The cancellation of trains left hundreds of passengers stranded at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) railway station on Sunday.

- The chief minister, who is also monitoring the situation, spoke to water resources minister Girish Mahajan and reviewed the Nashik flood situation. He has assured that the required assistance will be provided by the state government.

- On Sunday, at least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in afternoon.

- While a 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were killed after they suffered an electric shock when they touched the door of their water-logged house in suburban Santacruz, a 10-year-old boy died and his younger sister injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Lonavala in Pune district, police said.

- In Palghar, a 16-year-old boy drowned after he was swept away in flood in Vikaramgadh taluka on Sunday morning, a district official said. In suburban Goregaon, four persons, including two children, were injured when boulders loosened by the wet soil fell on six vacant houses, police said, adding 50 residents of the area were shifted to safer places after the incident.

- In Mumbai, at least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river were evacuated on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains, officials said.

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