Rain cripples Mumbai, adjoining areas

Rain cripples Mumbai, adjoining areas
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Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai city and its adjoining areas on Tuesday, disrupting the daily life.

Though the heavy downpour hampered the train services, General Manager of Central Railway, DK Sharma told ANI that his entire team is leaving no stone unturned to ensure uninterrupted services.

“Mumbai local is the lifeline of the city. The entire team of Central Railways has worked hard to ensure uninterrupted services. We are confident that we will be able to maintain train services not only in Mumbai city but also outside,” Sharma told ANI.

“Services of AC local have been suspended today in view of very heavy rains & water logging at/around Nallasopara, till further information,” the Western Railway (WR) said in a tweet earlier today.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is keeping a close watch on the situation in Mumbai and its neighboring areas, following heavy rains.

The incessant rains have also caused water-logging inside houses in Palghar and other areas.
Also, people at some places were seen wading through waist-deep water.

On a related note, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and Maharashtra State Spokesperson Keshav Upadhye were seen wading through water while they were going to Mumbai BJP’s office in Dadar East earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, safety measures have been taken near all beaches. Lifeguard chairs have been arranged at all the six beaches for better visibility, along with a manual siren, public address system, ring boys and life jackets. (ANI)