As Mumbai began to receive heavy rainfall, many areas in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) comprising Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts experienced water-logging on Sunday (August 4), prompting various agencies to launch rescue operations to evacuate stranded people
Mumbai: In a respite for Mumbaikars, rains have taken a break leading to a resumption of suburban train services of the Central Railway (CR) on Monday (August 5) morning which had remained suspended on Sunday (August 4).
The Met department has also predicted "better weather" in the coming days.
In the wake of heavy rains on Saturday (August 3) and Sunday (August 4) and the weatherman predicting heavy showers on Monday (August 5) too, the state government has declared holiday for schools in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Nashik districts.
"Mumbai, Central Railway's suburban services are operational except Ambernath to Karjat," the Central Railway tweeted on Monday morning.
A day after issuing "extremely heavy rainfall" warning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted, "very heavy rainfall in some isolated places" in Mumbai for Monday and Tuesday.'
The services on Western Railway (WR) are also running as per schedule.
In good news for rain-battered citizens, weather would be comparatively better from Monday onwards compared to the weekend, as there would be few heavy spells of showers over Mumbai and neighbouring districts, according to IMD.
"The low-pressure area in North India brought extremely heavy rainfall over Mumbai and some neighbouring districts over the weekend. It had put the administration on high alert for rescue operations and relief measures," said the official.
As per IMD norms, more than 204.5 mm rainfall in 24 hours is considered "extremely heavy".
Suburban Bandra in Mumbai recorded 412 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ended at 8:30 am on Monday.
"Bandra recorded precipitation of 412 mm in 24 hours," the officials said.
Areas like Mazgaon in South Mumbai received 142 mm rainfall in the same period, followed by Ghansoli gaon (114.6 mm) and Chirak Nagar (100 mm), the officials added.
As rains pummelled Mumbai since Friday (August 2) night, at least 12 major outstation trains got stuck, some for hours, on water-logged tracks on Mumbai's outskirts on Sunday (August 4).
Some of the trains stranded were Duronto Express, Punjab Mail, Devgiri Express and Vidarbha Express.
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Last Updated Aug 5, 2019, 12:05 PM IST