Rain lashes across Mumbai, Konkan region

Rain lashes across Mumbai, Konkan region


Rain lashed Mumbai and the entire coastal Konkan region with water-logging reported from many areas, officials said  on Wednesday.

Heavy rain that started on Tuesday night saw Mumbai slow down on Wednesday morning, but road, rail and air services were still operating. As a precautionary measure, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered all schools to remain shut for the day, said the BMC Disaster Control.

'The principals of schools where students have already reached have been directed to ensure their safe return,' said an official. Mumbai received an average of 15 cm rain, while Thane and Palghar notched 18 cm and 17 cm precipitation, respectively.

Many low-lying areas in the city and suburbs were flooded by up to 6-12 inches water, but sluggish vehicular and rail traffic continued. Flight operations at Mumbai Airport were near normal despite the downpour and fluctuating visibility levels.

The IMD has forecast heavy rain in Mumbai and surrounding areas over the next two to three days.