Heavy rains lashed Mumbai early on Saturday as Monsoon proceeded further towards central parts of Maharashtra and other regions. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert for heavy rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Saturday.
Meanwhile, a high tide is expected by 8 pm on Saturday. The MeT department has also warned of heavy downpour for the next three days in the city.
Waterlogging was reported from several areas after Saturday morning's downpour in Mumbai. Local rail services and air traffic were also hit.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken several measures to ensure the citizens are not troubled by the incessant rains in the city. The civic agency has cancelled weekends leaves of all its officials in view of the rain alert and tackle any emergency.
"Leaves of all the senior officials, including Deputy Municipal commissioners (DMCs), Assistant Commissioners (AMCs) and heads of departments have been cancelled and they have been directed to be available in their headquarters on June 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday)," a statement issued by BMC said.
AS IT HAPPENED:
# Heavy showers leave city waterlogged, affect running of suburban trains
# Showers begin once again in Mumbai
# There are no flight diversions or cancellations. The flights have delayed by 15-20 minutes: Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL)
# We will continue to maintain services even if overall rainfall for the day reaches 200mm by tonight: Chief public relations officer, Central Railway
# High tide expected by 8 pm on Saturday
# Heavy rains expected in Mumbai for the next three days
# Streets water-logged in Mumbai's Andheri area after heavy rain lashed the city.
# We are expecting heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and Konkan region for the next two days. We have issued warnings of heavy rainfall to all agencies and fishermen, says an official of the India Meteorological Department.
# According to reports, over 30 flights have been delayed and three cancelled due to adverse weather condition in Mumbai.
# The trains on Central Railways suburban are running with delay of 10-12 minutes. There is no cancellation at present: CPRO Central Railways.
# Heavy rains lash Mumbai causing water logging in several parts of the city. Road, rail and air traffic have been affected due to the incessant showers.
The Navy has also been kept on alert to respond to any emergency call. Navy personnel will be deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad for flood rescue if required, the BMC said. Dewatering pumps will be kept ready and flood-prone spots will be monitored closely during the heavy rain period, a a statement issued by the BMC said.
Six Flood Rescue Teams of Mumbai Fire Brigade will be posted at the Regional Command Centres and emergency support functions like BEST (bus transport system), police, traffic police and education officers have been alerted.
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