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Heavy rain pounds Mumbai, hits normal life

Mumbai:June 25, 2018. The woman and child are seen crossing the waterlogged Hindmata Junction at Dadar in Mumbai on Moinday. The maximum city has received a good monsoon rain for last two days. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.

Mumbai:June 25, 2018. The woman and child are seen crossing the waterlogged Hindmata Junction at Dadar in Mumbai on Moinday. The maximum city has received a good monsoon rain for last two days. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.   | Photo Credit: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

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Waterlogging in many areas; traffic diverted; youth drowns in drain in Malad.

Heavy rain lashed the city on Monday morning, inconveniencing office-goers. Waterlogging was reported in the usual spots and traffic had to be diverted at many places. Suburban trains ran behind schedule.

Rainfall abated by evening but the India Meteorological Department has predicted similar weather conditions for Tuesday.

Mumbai has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Saturday. From 8.30 a.m. Sunday to 8.30 a.m. Monday, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 231 mm rainfall while Colaba recorded 99 mm rainfall.

Rainfall was concentrated in the western suburbs with Malad west alone recording around 300 mm rainfall on BMC’s automatic weather stations. It abated only by evening with few isolated showers.

Until 8.30 p.m. Monday, Colaba recorded 43 mm rainfall while Santacruz recorded 48.3 mm. The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for the next 24 hours.

A waterlogged Pune-Mumbai Expressway near Kalamboli and, right, a woman and her child crossing the Hindmata Junction at Dadar.

A waterlogged Pune-Mumbai Expressway near Kalamboli and, right, a woman and her child crossing the Hindmata Junction at Dadar.  

 

Heavy waterlogging was seen at Sion’s road no. 24, King’s Circle, Pratiksha Nagar areas that flood every year. Besides, National College (Bandra), Siddharth Hospital (Goregaon), Chembur Phatak, Milan subway (Santacruz), Morarji Nagar and Filterpada in Powai areas also saw flooding.

22 pumps used

The BMC pressed into service 22 pumps from its seven pumping stations across the city apart from 183 local pumps. It claimed that 120 flooding spots did not see flooding this time due to various measures it took.

The city saw seven different incidents of slabs collapsing.

Youth drowns in drain

The body of an 18-year-old youth, who went missing on June 24, was found in a drain in Malad on June 25.

Nagendra Raja, had gone out with friends, but did not return home. “Some say he slipped and fell into the drain, but others are saying he went in to retrieve a cricket ball. When he did not return home, we began looking for him. Then we heard the news,” said Unnamalai, Nagendra’s aunt.

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