Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur afftected due to rains

Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur afftected due to rains

A disaster management vehicle is seen submerged in water after it came to inspect the water levels at the neighboring Indian Airlines colony next to Mithi River in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Heavy showers delayed commuter trains Tuesday, causing massive traffic snarls in Mumbai. AP Photo
One person killed as he fell in the Nagavali river in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, and overnight heavy rains triggered landslides in Mumbai. Added to which, Vidarbha region was lashed by heavy rains with two rivers in Nagpur district overflowing.

One person killed, 20 livestock washed away in rain-hit AP
As heavy rains lashed several parts of coastal districts on Wednesday one person was killed falling into the Nagavali river in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh

The man and about 20 livestock were washed away in the river at Tamminaidupet in Etcherla mandal of Vizianagaram district today, police said.

Normal life was affected as heavy rains, due to active southwest monsoon, were reported in the north coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam.
Parvathipuram in Vizianagarm district and Luxettipet in Adilabad district received eight cms of rainfall today, Met office said.

Veeraghattam (Srikakulam district), Komarada (Vizianagaram district) and Koida, Perur and Venkatapuram (all in Khammam district) received six cms of rainfall, it said.

The rains, coupled with the heavy rains in Orissa, increased the water level in rivers like Nagavali, Vamsadhara in Srikakulam and Vizinagaram that border Orissa.
The Met office forecast moderate to heavy rain or thundershower at many places over coastal districts and Telangana.

Isolated heavy rain is possible in the coastal district and some districts of Telangana, it said.

Downpour continues in Mumbai, traffic hit again
Heavy rains continued to batter India's financial capital for the third consecutive day Wednesday, causing water logging in many areas, traffic snarls and affecting rail services.

There were traffic jams since morning on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Expressway and other major roads and many office-goers to downtown south Mumbai were delayed.

The city's lifeline, the suburban trains, was running late, spokespersons of the Central Railway and Western Railway said.

Services on the long-distance sectors were affected after a portion of the railway tracks were washed out at Waingani, around 100 km from Mumbai on the Central Railway.
Train services on the Mumbai-Pune sector were hit since 8.30 a.m. and rail traffic was diverted via Panvel sector to and from Mumbai, a railway spokesman said.
While work on restoring the railway lines was in progress, train services were stopped between Badlapur (Thane district) to Khopoli near Lonavala.

Air services were delayed by about 15 minutes each, due to poor visibility. However, visibility improved considerably by 10 a.m., an airport spokesman said.

Water logging continued in some areas of the city and suburbs like Sion, Matunga, Dadar, Mahim, Santacruz, Kalina, Jogeshwari and Andheri.
Despite the myriad problems, the downpour in the past three days has led to some cheer. Water levels in the six lakes supplying water to Mumbai have gone up.

The city recorded 83 mm rainfall since Tuesday evening, while the suburbs notched 274 mm, the Weather Bureau said.

The rains have wiped out the season's rain deficit in the suburbs and are close to doing the same in the city.
While the suburbs received 187 mm of excess rain till Wednesday morning, the city is still at 55 mm short.

Weather officials have forecast heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding areas in the next two days as well.

Widespread rains in Vidarbha region

 Official sources said on Wednesday that Vidarbha region was lashed by heavy rains with two rivers in Nagpur district overflowing.

Jam river in Katol, about 30 kms from here, was in spate, affecting the vehicular traffic between Nagpur and Katol. Lendhi was also overflowing at Jalakheda, about 40 kms from the city, they said.

Nagpur has received 88.6 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours with rain water entering low-lying areas in Jambodeep Nagar and Jhingabai Takli. The rains, however, stopped early morning on Wednesday.

An old house collapsed in Cotton Market area but none was hurt, while a tree was uprooted near the High Court in Civil Lines, fire brigade officials said.

The average rainfall in Nagpur division had been 74.55 mm and as many as 33 taluka places in six districts of eastern Vidarbha have received excess rainfall (more than 60mm ), the sources said.

Since July 1, Gondia has recorded 102.30 mm rainfall followed by Bhandara (95.30), Gadchiroli (76.80), Chandrapur (45.15) and Wardha (23.60).

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