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Mumbai Rains: Suburban Train Service On Western Line Resumes

Mumbai Rains: Suburban Train Service On Western Line Resumes

At least five persons were killed in different rain-related incidents during Tuesday's deluge when Mumbai was virtually paralyzed while the political parties kept blaming each other for the mess and leaving no opportunity to take the credit for relief work. It was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23, 1997, the data showed.

"However in the next few hours Mumbai and adjourning areas are likely to get fairly widespread rainfall, which will be heavy in few pockets".

"I have to give credit to the people, to the employees and officers of the corporation and all other people like the police, the BST and brought Mumbai back on its feet", he added. Besides Konkan, heavy rains are expected in central Maharashtra and Marathwada region, in neighbouring Goa and Gujarat's Kutchh and Saurashtra regions starting from Wednesday till Sunday, according to IMD. "All flights in Mumbai delayed today until morning due to rains".

Commuters stranded at Hindamatha, Parel as heavy rains lash Mumbai on Tuesday.

At the time of going to Press, the trains of Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), were almost normal.

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the government "should not comment" on Yingluck's case and her whereabouts. He said a warrant would be issued for her arrest, and announced the hearing would be postponed until September 27.


Meanwhile the Met department has said a "Red" warning has been issued for the next 24 hours for the city and adjoining areas, indicating there could be very heavy rainfall.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport reported 30 to 35 minutes delay in the morning, however, by evening the flight schedule too was normal. "Stranded trains are being cleared first and then CSMT to Thane traffic will resume", the official said.Services on the suburban corridor of the Western Railway (WR) are also back on track.

As many as 10 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed to rescue people.

The commissioner lauded the coordination among the various agencies and the people of Mumbai in order to effectively tackle the flood situation.


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