Heavy rains lashes Mumbai, railway tracks, roads blocked

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Monday, July 1, with both railway tracks and roads blocked due to water logging. Heavy incessant rains lashed the city with 361 mm of rainfall during the night and 100 mm between 4.00 hrs to 5.00 hrs alone in Palghar area of Mumbai Division.

According to Western Railways 13 trains have been cancelled today. After receding of water, train movement at Palghar was started at 8.05 hours at restricted speed of 30 kmph in view of safety.

Railway tracks were submerged between Sion railway station and Matunga railway station following heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra.

Local trains in Mumbai are running late after waterlogging on railway tracks due to heavy rain on Sunday night in the city. Several short and long-distance trains have also been delayed or cancelled.

At least 100 mm of rainfall was recorded between 4 and 5 am on Monday, with more than 360 mm recorded overnight. In a series of tweets, the Western Railway said that some trains in the Mumbai-Valsad-Surat section have been cancelled due to water-logging in Palghar section.

Western Railway later confirmed that water levels had receded and train movement had been re-started at 8.05 am. However, train speeds were restricted to 30 km/h to ensure safety. Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express has been regulated for safe travel.

Strong current of wind caused bamboos from a nearby construction site fall on the tracks at Marine Lines. All trains on the Churchgate-Marine Lines have been stopped. Restoration work is on and traffic is expected to resume in 30 minutes, Western Railway tweeted.

According to private weather forecaster, Skymet, rains in the city are expected to get intense starting the night of July 3 wherein hefty showers will be seen as the weather system which formed in the Bay will move towards the West Coast giving heavy showers.

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