#MumbaiRains Mulund Railway station Flooded|Railway tracks
–29 /08/2017Mumbai: Heavy rains on Tuesday pummelled Mumbai and adjoining areas, disrupting rail, road and air services and threw normal life out of gear. Besides the metropolis, adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions were also lashed by incessant downpour since last night, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through waterlogged roads in low-lying areas.
As the financial capital stopped in its tracks, no respite was in sight as the MeT department forecast “extremely heavy rainfall” in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa.
The IMD has already given heavy to very heavy rainfall warning to Maharashtra and Gujarat governments, he said. Here are the latest updates and developments:
■ Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has stoppped toll collection at Mumbai Mumbai entry points and the Bandra-Worli Sealink till the situation eases in rain-hit city (PTI)
■ Navy says its helicopters and divers are on standby to meet any eventuality after heavy rain in Mumbai. High tide is expected in the city today. (PTI)
■ Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde says schools and colleges to remain shut on Wednesday in view of forecast of heavy rain. (PTI)