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Updated: July 3, 2010 16:14 IST

Heavy rains lash Mumbai

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School kids play at a waterlogged road after heavy rains lashed the Hindamata area of Mumbai on Saturday.
PTI School kids play at a waterlogged road after heavy rains lashed the Hindamata area of Mumbai on Saturday.

After days of dry spell, heavy rains on Saturday lashed the metropolis, partially disrupting road traffic and train services on Western and Central line.

The weather department has predicted heavy rains in few parts of the city and suburbs for tomorrow.

The city has recorded a rainfall of 26.13 mm, while the figures for eastern and western suburbs were 21.85 and 10.98 mms respectively.

The Met department has also forecast thundershowers with possibility of heavy rains in some areas.

Trains on Western line were running late by 10-15 minutes while those on Central were nearly half an hour behind schedule, railway officials said.

Flight operations were however normal, airport officials said.

According to civic officials, water logging was reported from several low lying areas like Hindmata, Dadar, Sion, Matunga, Mahim and Andheri subway.

Schoolchildren from suburban Ghatkopar, Chembur, Kurla had a tough time reaching their homes.

Road traffic was badly hit on the busy Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, S V Road and Eastern Express highway.

The ongoing Metro rail work at suburban Ghatkopar has further added to the woes to the pedestrians in the area, Preeti Parekh, a local resident said.

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