News headlines

 Agency report
Mumbai, Aug 7: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai on Monday affecting road, rail and air traffic, even as the weather bureau predicted intermittent rainfall with possibility of few heavy showers during the day.

Trains on the Western line are running 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule, while on the Harbour and Central routes, the trains are running 10 to 15 minutes late due to water-logging at Matunga, Dadar and Mahalakshmi stations, railway sources said.

According to traffic police sources, traffic was moving at a slow pace on various routes due to potholes, but there was no water-logging on the main routes.

Air traffic was also affected with flights operating behind schedule due to poor visibility. "The delay is only due to poor visibility and there is no waterlogging on the runways," airport sources said.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Monday visited some of the low-lying areas, which were badly hit during Sunday's heavy fall in the western suburbs, official sources said.

Total rainfall during the last 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on Monday was 191.6 mm at Colaba in southern Mumbai and 224.2 mm at Santacruz in the suburbs, weather bureau sources said. 


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: News headlines

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.