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Mumbai, Aug 6: Unceasing heavy downpour continued to lash Mumbai as well as several parts of Maharashtra on Sunday, paralysing normal life as many roads remained under water and several flights were diverted.

The metropolis suffered chock-a-block traffic due to flooded roads and subways. Water logging was reported in many neighbourhoods of Mumbai including Andheri, Milan and Khar subways as well as Chembur, a central suburb.

The roads were submerged around the Sion Circle area, Hind Mata Chowk and Chunabhatti areas in central Mumbai.

Several flights were diverted from the city as visibility was down to only 300 metres at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal airport. Some flights were delayed by more than an hour Sunday.

The meteorological department predicted heavy rains for till Monday noon. 

Suburban services on Central Railway were disrupted at Sion, and Harbour Line services at Chunabhatti due to water-logging, railway sources said. Water logging was reported at the Airport Colony in Kalina area.

Suburban trains on the Western line were running 15 minutes behind schedule, railway sources said.

Vehicular traffic on the busy S V road linking Bandra and Dahisar was diverted to Link Road and Turner Road, sources said.

BMC Commissioner Johny Joseph said people should not venture out unless required to do so, keeping in view the heavy rains forecast.


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