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Mumbai Heavy Rain Normal Life Disrupted

Red Alert issued for Mumbai,Thane

Heavy showers Maharashtra, Mumbai and its neighboring areas,and a “Red Alert” was issued for “Extremely Heavy” rainfall in the city for Wednesday.

The India Meteorological Department issued a red alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and some other parts of the state for Wednesday. the Red Alert was issued for Mumbai,Thane,Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Palghar Districts.While the warning for Mumbai is just for Wednesday,that for Thane,Palghar and Nashik is for both Wednesday and Thursday.

Local train services were suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs on Tuesday morning due to water-logging.A landslide on the Western Express Highway in suburban Kandivali affected vehicle movement from the western suburbs towards south Mumbai.

Maharashtra government announced a holiday for all its offices in Mumbai city and suburbs on Tuesday.

An IMD scientist said moderate rains with isolated heavy showers are likely in the next 3 to 4 days in the western Maharashtra district.

Several low-lying areas in Thane district were submerged and there were several tree falling incidents in Thane city and its surrounding areas, they said.

In Palghar,there were cases of tree falling and also tin rooftops getting blown away or damaged in heavy winds, said chief of the Disaster Control Cell of Palghar, Vivekanand Kadam.

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