Mumbai and several other parts of Maharashtra have been receiving heavy rains since Saturday morning resulting throwing normal life out of gear. Reports of waterlogging have been received from across the maximum city as heavy showers along with gusty winds lashed Mumbai and suburban areas.
Meanwhile, one person died on Saturday due to lightning. Usha Sawant, 40, was electrocuted and her daughter Kumari, 5, injured following a short-circuit in their house in PMGP Colony in suburban Mankhurd.
Local train services were also hit on some of the lines as rail tracks were submerged in water due to continuous rainfall. Local train services on Central Line has been stopped. Rail tracks at Kalyan station are underwater adding to the woes of commuters.
Flood-like situation prevailed in Thane district's Bhiwandi following heavy rains. In Palghar too, severe waterlogging was reported from several areas. Heavy rains brought normal life to a standstill in Thane and nearby areas. It also caused major traffic jams in various cities. The MeT Department has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur in Konkan Goa and Mumbai in the next five days.
Here are the highlights:
05:05 pm: Heavy rainfall results in traffic jam in several parts of Mumbai.
05:00 pm: Heavy rainfall in Kalyan disrupts normal life of people in the city.
02:20 pm: The Met Department has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur in Konkan Goa and Mumbai in the next five days.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected to occur in Konkan Goa and Mumbai in the next five days: Ajay Kumar, Scientist, India Meteorological Department pic.twitter.com/xJVVV7Gz0n— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2018
02:10 pm: Traffic on National Highway 222 stopped between Kalyan and Titwala as precautionary measure after water level touches the danger mark at Rayta bridge near Titwala.
02:09 pm: Local train services resume between Badlapur and Kalyan after water recedes from rail tracks.
02:00 pm: Water starts receding after no fresh rainfall. Local train services slowly limping back to normalcy.
01:40 pm: Train services between Badlapur and Kalyan stations stopped due to waterlogging following heavy rains.
01:35 pm: Normal life thrown out of gear in Palghar as flood-like situation prevails in the region following heavy rains.
12:30 pm: Waterlogging in several areas in Thane district's Bhiwandi as rain continues to lash the region.
On Friday (July 6), Nagpur recorded a whopping 265 mm of rainfall in just nine hours flooding several localities. The orange city registered 265 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, Deputy Director General of Meteorology J R Prasad said.
The highest 24-hour rain record in Nagpur stood at 304 mm, which was registered on July 12, 1994. The incessant downpour caused water-logging in several areas of the city, where incidents of uprooting of trees were also reported. Several parts of the Vidarbha region, too, received copious rains.
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