Heavy rain brings Mumbai to a standstill; flights, trains delayed


MUMBAI: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Friday throwing the city out of gear. Heavy traffic snarls have been reported from several places across the city.

All flights arriving to and departing from Mumbai have been delayed. Also, all trains moving from Thane station to CST have been delayed.

Waterlogging was reported from Malji Rathod Chowk BPT colony, Sion, King Circle, Hind Matha, Pratiksha Nagar and National college. Heavy traffic jam is seen near Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, Western Express highway, Eastern Freeway and Dadar.

The Thane tehsildar’s office has asked authorities to depute rescue staff at problem points, especially along the foothills and low lying areas in areas around Parsik and Belapur hills, etc. Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Corporation has started working on an action plan to tackle any rain related crisis to surface in the city.

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