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Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:11:07 PM (IST)  

Four killed, commuters bear brunt of monsoon onslaught in Mumbai

Four killed, commuters bear brunt of monsoon onslaught in Mumbai

Pics: Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Jul 13 (IANS): At least four people, including two minors, were killed as heavy rains Friday lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas for the second consecutive day, throwing normal life out of gear, officials said.

Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban railways, which carry over eight million commuters daily, was badly hit with waterlogging on tracks. Peak-hour commuters were delayed.

Though the suburban trains were running late by around 30 minutes on the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR), the only dislocation of train services was on the Thane sector of the suburban section.

In the city, many low-lying areas, including railway lines, were water-logged or flooded, hampering movement of road and rail traffic.

However, the WR's long-distance services took a severe drubbing as incessant rains caused heavy flooding on railway lines in north Maharashtra and south Gujarat, officials said.

All train services on the WR's Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-New Delhi sectors were badly hit due to floods in and around Valsad in south Gujarat.

This resulted in several cancellations, major delays or short termination of various important trains on these sectors, including the Flying Ranee, Karnavati Express, Double-Decker Express, August Kranti Rajdhani Express, Golden Temple Mail and others, a WR official said.

Valsad in south Gujarat was among the worst-hit with two-feet-deep water inside the station, preventing movement of local and long-distance trains.

In Mumbai, several low-lying areas remained submerged with up to knee-deep water in the city and suburbs; a similar situation was reported from several areas in neighbouring Thane, hitting vehicular movement badly.

By Friday evening 5 p.m., Mumbai city recorded 8.23 cm rains, eastern suburbs 8.33 cm and western suburbs 8.11 cm.

Weather Bureau Director V.K. Rajeev said that heavy rains are expected to continue lashing Mumbai, coastal Konkan and other parts of the state for the next two days.

Till date, Mumbai city has received nearly 55 percent and suburbs averaged 47 percent of the annual rainfall quota.

In a development that brought some cheer, Tulsi Lake, one of the smallest lakes supplying water to the city, started overflowing Friday.

The catchement in other lakes in Mumbai and Thane supplying water to the country's commercial capital received good rainfall, significantly increasing their water levels.

Elswhere in the state, heavy to very heavy rains were recorded in most districts, with the lion's share going to Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Amravati and Nashik.

Many major and minor rivers and water reservoirs across the state were either overflowing or hovering around the danger levels, prompting local authorities to take precautionary measures.



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Comments on this article
Deven, Pune
Monday, July 15, 2013

I am sorry to say but people are just risking their lives by being out in the open. When such situations are there, they must stay put indoors especially we see women and children. It just takes one foot or one tyre to go into an open manhole and that is the end of it. Please keep yourself safe at all times during heavy rain. Do not send children to school and do not go to work.

deekshith ch, mangalor
Monday, July 15, 2013

BOLLA MARAYRE......... shaaaaaaaaaa ad the phots r reay gud

Richard Crasta, Bajpe, Dubai
Saturday, July 13, 2013

beautiful natural pictures,good coverage.....keep it up Rons..

Capt Walters, Mangalore / Fano, Italia, Airircraft carrier USS Valbrenta
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dear Mr. Nayak,
Nice to see you back.
I always marveled at your comments.You seem to be an intelligent guy.
Since we are a task force, we can only browse the internet only once a while.
Be good to others! let GOD bless you and your family.
Have a nice day

nagesh nayak, bangalore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

THERE IS NO DEVELOPMENT UNDER ITALIAN LED CONGRESS GOVT.

EVEN AFTER 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDNCE MUMBAI IS NOT ABLE TO SUSTAIN A SMALL RAINFALL.

MUMBAI WILL BE FLOODED FOR A SMALL BOY URINATES.

ALL TAX PAID MONEY ARE SPENT ON NON PRODUCTIVE PURPOSE.

KARANTAKA WILL ALSO FACE SAME SINCE FUNDS ARE DISRIBITED TO WELFARE OF CHRISTAINS AND ONE RUPEE KG RICE.

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai
Saturday, July 13, 2013

NN, for a change talk sense....

REA, MANGALORE
Saturday, July 13, 2013

BOLLU ENCHINA BOLLA MARAYRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sarika, mangalore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rakeshanna its not gujarth its mumbai..

Bollu, Mangalore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Akka..
Once Gujarat and Mumbai..is one..!!

Fazal , Nizwa/Oman
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yes your modiji is noted this point same way he will be drown in 2014 election

CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DUBAI
Saturday, July 13, 2013

WAHRE WAHA..GOOD RAIN IN BOMBAY..BOMBAY LOOK LIKE AREBIAN SEA..THIS YEAR THERE WONT BE ANY WATER SHORTAGE..THANK GOD..GOD IS GREAT..

Sandy, dubai
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rakesh now it is 2013, he is dreaming 2014.

R.Bhandarkar, M'lore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bollu
Bollodu Romance Yenchina Karmanaa??
Oondu 'Rim Jim' Gire Saawan' Atha...
'Tip Tip Barsaa Pani' Atha...Gothaapuja??
Oondu..Bolla Re Bolla Re'.....

DINESH SHETTY, PADUBIDRI/DUBAI
Saturday, July 13, 2013

I MISS A LOT THIS MUMBAI RAIN.

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai
Saturday, July 13, 2013

TOMMY is scared of PUPPY..........

Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mumbai is like a story!! a narration a fiction a action and sometime it is watery!! but it is beautiful.

HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain
Saturday, July 13, 2013

This misfortune should not have occurred. My heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved families. Let the political class wake up at least now and do some good work.

Rakesh shetty, mangalore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

HOPE MODIJI NOTED THIS POINT.

V D'Souza, Kanajar
Saturday, July 13, 2013

You mean he would be able to control rain as well. You are putting too much pressure on him man!

Vicky, Manglore
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Modiji fans are now days going to pagal permi

Bollu, Mangalore
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Good Coverage by Rons..
Whatever it may be mumbikars enjoying rain..no doubt..!!
Alpa-Mulpa..love birds..in between trees..!!

Pyaar hua, ikraar hua hai
Pyaar se phir kyoon darrta hai dil..
Kehta hai dil rasta mushkil
Maaloom nahin hai kahan manzil...

Stany Dsouza, Miyar / Mumbai
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yes, beautiful pictures by Rons. Keep it up Rons.

 
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