Heavy downpour batters Mumbai

Heavy downpour batters Mumbai

 Water logging was reported in some areas of the city but arterial routes were largely unaffected, though road traffic movement was slow in some areas.

The suburban train services were running on time but long distance trains on the Central Railway were diverted after stones chips on the tracks were washed away beyond Badalapur station on Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore railway route.

According to Central Railways’ chief public relations officer Srinivas Mudgerikar, there were strong water currents across the tracks beyond Badlapur due to heavy rains which resulted in the stone chips on the tracks having washed away at a few locations.

Fortunately, there is an alternate route now available via Panvel which skips Kalyan and Badlapur completely and reaches Karjat at the beginning of Bor Ghat. Trains were diverted on this track as the restoration of tracks was on.

The weather bureau has recorded rainfall of 240.1 mm in past 22 hours since 8.30 am on Tuesday.

Flight operations were slightly affected in the morning but since 10.00 am there were no delays in flights. The fire brigade reported two incidents of wall collapses and at least six incidents of tree falling.

Metro supervisor dies

In an unfortunate development, a labour supervisor died due to the electric shock near the metro project office at Andheri, just a day after the collapse of a steel scaffolding at a Metro construction site.

The supervisor was Navin Singh. He was going to one of the project offices of the Metro located on Andheri-Kurla road, when he sustained the shock.

The police have registered a case of negligence against the electrician responsible for the electrical works outside the shed.

Big B’s home, office flooded

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s home and office were flooded on Wednesday, PTI reports from Mumbai.

The lawns of Bachchan’s home ‘Prateeksha’ in Juhu and the ground floor of his office ‘Janak’ located nearby were flooded, as rain lashed the city and its suburbs since Monday night and continued throughout Tuesday.

DH News Service

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