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Mumbai gears up for highest tide of the season

india Updated: Jul 23, 2009 14:01 IST

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As rains lashed the city, the metropolis is all set to face the highest tide of the season which will hit its shores on Thursday.

The city is expected to experience a high tide of 5.1 metres at approximately 1323 hours which would last till about 1925 hours, officials said. The meteorological department had allayed fears of large scale flooding due to rains and said that it was unlikely very heavy rains would be experienced during the high tide period.

Disaster Management Cell of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, however, has geared up to handle any situation like 26/7 deluge. Moderate rains were experienced across the city with the Colaba station recording 20.4 mm of rainfall and 35.9 mm at the Santacruz station.

Civic body officials said that there was no major water logging reported in the city and pumps had been operated for at certain low lying locations like Milan subway in suburban Andheri to drain out excessive rain water.

Train services on the Central and Western lines were largely on schedule with no waterlogging on the tracks. Air traffic at the city’s airport also remained unaffected.

Road traffic was slow, but there were no snarls on any of the arterial routes, police officials said.