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After 2 dry days, city gets soaked

Heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday, after a two-day gap, causing water logging, traffic jams and delays in train services.

mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2010 03:35 IST
HT Correspondent

Heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday, after a two-day gap, causing water logging, traffic jams and delays in train services.

The Santacruz weather station recorded 87 mm of rainfall while Colaba recorded 123 mm in the last 24 hours.

A portion of the wall of a bridge near a cemetery at Ghatkopar collapsed and another wall of a three-storey hut at Behrampada in Bandra (East) crumbled during Wednesday’s showers. Nobody was injured in either case.

A boulder fell on two huts at Varsha Nagar, Vikhroli, early on Wednesday morning. Fifteen-year-old Samson Rodriques was injured in the incident. He was admitted to Rajawadi hospital.

Low lying areas saw water logging because of a high tide on Wednesday morning. More than 15 dewatering pumps were activated to flush rainwater out.

The Central Railway cancelled seven trains on the main line and three on the Harbour line in the morning to avoid delays. Services returned to normal by evening, except for some 10-minute delays, making it easier for commuters heading home. There were no cancellations on the Western Railway but services were running 10 minutes late.

Traffic jams were reported on some busy arterial roads and junctions. Catchments of the six lakes supplying water to Mumbai received rain but Municipal Commissioner, Swadheen Kshatriya said it was too soon to roll back water cuts. “We want the lake levels to stabilise,” Kshatriya said. “We will review the cuts after July 15.”