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Roads get waterlogged, not tracks

mumbai Updated: Jun 25, 2010 01:11 IST
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Heavy rain continued to lash the city on Thursday, with Dahisar recording the maximum rainfall at 68.33 mm. Colaba has recorded 636 mm of rainfall in June alone, while Santacruz received a total 440 mm of rainfall. Mumbai receives 2294 mm of rainfall on an average in the four months of monsoon.

Thursday’s rain led to flooding in several low-lying areas in the city and suburbs. Hindamata, Parel, Dadar TT, Borivli subway and some parts of Dahisar were waterlogged.

“I waded through knee-deep water under the Parel flyover at 10.30 am,” Suchitra Surve, who studies at a Parel school.

A total of 23 trees were uprooted in various parts of the city on Thursday, a civic official said.

The catchments areas of the six lakes that supply water to Mumbai also received consistent rainfall. While Vihar received 84 mm of rainfall, Tulsi recorded 62 mm and Bhatsa 56 mm of rainfall. The total water stock in the six lakes is now 1.06 lakh million litres as against 1.78 lakh million litres last year.

The airport’s secondary runway was closed on Thursday owing to poor visibility due to the rains.

A Goa-bound Indigo flight was grounded at the Mumbai airport for 30 minutes in the afternoon after its brakes got jammed. The airport operator had to send in a towing van to clear the plane off the tarmac.

There was no waterlogging on the tracks of both Western and Central railways.

However, train services on the Western Railway’s fast line were delayed by 30 minutes.

This was because the long-distance Ajmer-Mumbai Express halted between Borivli and Mumbai Central after someone pulled the chain.

The Express took 45 minutes to reach Mumbai Central from Borivli, which would otherwise take 15 minutes.

“The rain didn’t trouble us, the hawkers outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) did. The hawkers kept their wares on the station premises to protect them from the rain, but this blocked the main entrance at CST, inconveniencing passengers,” complained Shirish Kamath, a commuter.