Heavy Rain Brings Mumbai To A Halt Again; Air, Rail Travel Disrupted

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MUMBAI: Heavy rain has brought Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, to a halt again. Rail and air traffic was disrupted after heavy rain continued overnight leading to water-logging in several parts of the city.
Eleven flights were cancelled this morning at the Mumbai airport due to poor visibility.

A train carrying more than 700 passengers was stranded today in the city amid heavy downpour.

The RPF or the Railway Police Force and cops from Mumbai police reached Badlapur, after Mahalaxmi Express was held up between Badlapur and Wangani, to give the passengers food and water.

A team from the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed for the evacuation of passengers.

Earlier this morning, Central Railways gave an update on train services in a tweet. “Services are running in all sections except Kalyan-Karjat/Khopoli due to heavy rainfall leading to overflowing of Ulhas river between Ambarnath-Badlapur-Vangani (sic),” the post read.

Four more teams of the NDRF have deployed across Mumbai for search and rescue operations.

Visuals showed locals struggling in several parts of the city, including Sion and Chembur, where water-logging brought life to a standstill.

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