Heavy rains once again lash Mumbai and its suburbs hitting normal life as local trains slowed down during morning rush hour and a road accident was reported in waterlogged Andheri early on Wednesday.
Suburban train services on all four lines of Central Railway were running at least 10-15 minutes late and the main line services slowed down due to water-logging between Kurla and Sion stations as the trains were taking longer to cross the submerged tracks. But it was reported that the western railway services are running normally.
Water-logging was reported from some areas in the suburbs especially across Andheri and Sion as showers continued beyond 7 am. People were seen walking through knee-deep water on roads as commuters waited to get on to the crowded trains on several stations where tracks were flooded after the rains.
Mumbai was recorded with widespread heavy rains between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. South Mumbai recorded 171.9mm of rain while the suburbs received 58.6 mm from 11.30pm on Tuesday to 5.30 am on Wednesday.
The weather bureau issued a Nowcast warning at 12.30 am on Wednesday about intense rain over the next four hours in Mumbai and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast isolated heavy rains during the night.
However, IMD’s revised forecast on Wednesday morning said that there will be intermittent rain with heavy showers in city and suburbs in the next 24 hours.