Mumbai rains: Water-logging disrupts train and bus services, IMD issues warnings

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Local train and bus services were disrupted by the incessant rainfall in Mumbai on June 12, 2021. This came as the result of water-logging that occurred on the train track and roads after heavy rainfall in the city.

“The suburban train services between Dadar and Kurla stations on the mainline were suspended after the water rose above the track level, while a Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) official said that several of its buses had to be diverted due to water-logging at some points,” an official spokesperson of the Central Railway said.

Earlier today, a thunderstorm warning was issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for a few districts in the Konkan region.

The residents of Mumbai were also warned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of the thunderstorm.

“Good Morning Mumbai. Heavy rainfall is expected in the city today, tomorrow as well as the day after. We request you to not venture out especially near the sea. Stay tucked in and safe at home,” BMC tweeted in the morning.

“Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and moderate to intense spells of rain with gusty winds 30-40 kmph are likely to occur at isolated places,” the IMD said in its warning for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts of Konkan.

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