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    Mumbai Rain Highlights: Heavy Downpour Disrupts City Life

    Heavy rains disrupt Mumbai with over 300mm of rainfall in 6 hours, causing train interruptions and waterlogging. Schools, colleges closed, NDRF teams deployed.

    Highlights of the Mumbai rain: Monday saw a lot of rainfall in Mumbai. Suburban train services have been interrupted by the heavy rains, and major waterlogging has occurred in numerous regions. The first and second sessions of all BMC, government, and private schools and colleges in Mumbai (BMC area) have been canceled due to the rains.

     Over 300 millimeters of rain fell in six hours, from 1 am to 7 am, in different parts of Mumbai. Suburban rail services were disrupted and waterlogging occurred in several low-lying locations due to heavy rainfall. It is also predicted to rain a lot today. All BMC, government, and private schools and colleges in Mumbai (the BMC region) have announced a holiday for the first session of the school year to minimize disruption to the students.

    Mumbai Rains: A Few Key Highlights

    1) Teams from the NDRF have been deployed in Thane, Vasai (Palghar), Mahad (Raigad), Chiplun (Ratnagiri), Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara Ghatkopar, Kurla, and Sindhudurg as a result of the continuous rains in several regions of Maharashtra.

    2) It is anticipated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that Mumbai and other regions of Maharashtra will see heavy rains for the next three days, until July 10.

    3) The India Meteorological Department reports that during the 24-hour period that concluded at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, the Santacruz weather station recorded 27 millimeters of precipitation.

    4) Following intense rains in the city, low visibility caused 50 flights to be canceled and runway operations to be closed for more than an hour on Monday, substantially disrupting flight operations at the Mumbai airport.

    Conclusion

    Mumbai is at a complete standstill due to the intense rains, which is hurting flight operations, transit, and education. The situation is still difficult, and the authorities are prepared to handle any emergency because more rain is expected. To protect people’s safety and well-being during this period of severe weather, the deployment of NDRF staff and the closing of educational institutions are essential measures.

    READ: MUMBAI: HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSES SEVERE WATERLOGGING AND TRAFFIC CHAOS

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