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Heavy Rains halt Mumbai city with all transports severely affected

Heavy Rains halt Mumbai city with all transports severely affected

Mumbai: It has been raining heavily since morning in Mumbai and according to the Regional Meteorological Centre the incessant rain is likely to continue for the next 24 hours.

It was back in 2005 when such devastating rains flooded Mumbai city, halting the city for hours.

Various areas like Sion, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Kurla, Andheri, Sakinaka have already reported flood like rains. The city is likely to be flooded with water, transportation stranded for hours and traffic jam lasting for hours if it continues to rain incessantly.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra called it as “Typhoon-like weather”.

Train services are severely affected too along with road transport.

“Not a river, but a road,” reported a source at central Mumbai.

Indian Meteorology Department has issued a warning of “Heavy to very heavy rains” for the next 24 hours in Mumbai City.

“Due to very heavy rain and water-logging on tracks”, trains have been delayed by around 15 minutes, said the Railways Ministry.

Images from the city show road transport stranded, roads water logged with ankle deep water, residents struggling to commute fearing uncovered drains.

Shobhaa De, who was stuck in traffic due to rain, said: “I can’t remember a deluge of this scale in recent memory.”

“Every year it’s the same story, the roads are bad anyway…rain brings double takleef (double the problem),” said a shopkeeper.

Mumbai police have tweeted traffic advisory on its official page warning Mumbai residents.