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Mumbai rains: Here's how Mumbaikars turned heroes to help stranded people

30 August 2017

Heavy rains in Mumbai have also been predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, although the rain on Wednesday is expected to be lighter than that of Tuesday.

The airlines said though the situation was under control and the visibility improved, they were witnessing operational delays due to non-availability of crew who are stuck, as most part of the city roads remained water-logged for the second consecutive day today. The rain, which is expected to last for another 24 hours, is also the maximum recorded in a day in August since 1997 and is almost 60% of what Mumbai normally gets through the month.

While the main runway of the the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Aiport (CSIA) is operational, the nearby aerodrome at Juhu has been shut as it is very close to the Arabian Sea, officials said.

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There was little rain overnight and this morning, but the weather office has said there could be heavy rain in some places later today. However, she feared another downpour. The local trains have also been resumed on most of the stretches as water levels are receding in most parts of the city.

Mumbai: Vehicles coming from Goa and Pune have been advised not to enter the rain-battered Mumbai as a precautionary measure to avoid a grid-locked situation in the megapolis, the police said. Several passengers also remained stranded at Bandra Railway Station. Subsequently, train services are suspended temporarily between Elphinstone Rd-Dadar on all lines w.e.f 1.30 p.m. BEST has started its services and is operating extra buses from CSMT towards Thane via eastern free way on Routes C8 and C42, ANI reported.

Heavy monsoon rains have severely affected India's financial hub Mumbai, flooding streets and disrupting land, air and road traffic in the city.

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Vehicles are half dipped in water and people are finding it hard to walk on roads. Interestingly in last eight to 10 hours there has been nearly insignificant rainfall at Santa Cruz and Colaba.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called Maharashtra CM and offered all central assistance.

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Mumbai rains: Here's how Mumbaikars turned heroes to help stranded people