Cyclone Ockhi brings hailstorm to Mumbai; schools closed as precaution
Headed towards the West of India, the Cyclone Ockhi brought about hailstorm in parts of Mumbai-Pune expressway.
The administration ordered educational institutions to be kept shut as precaution measure.
The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours. The traffic on Eastern and Western Express Highways in Mumbai has slowed down after rain in some parts of Mumbai throughout Monday night.
There are traffic curbs in some places in view of the rush of followers of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death anniversary tomorrow.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made arrangements for accommodation in some civic schools for people coming from outside Mumbai to pay tributes to Ambedkar at Chaityabhumi in Dadar area in Mumbai.
The state government has announced a holiday today for schools in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts.>