Photos: Heavy rain halts Mumbai; offices shut, trains stopped

Heavy rain in Mumbai and neighbouring areas brought life to a juddering halt and disrupted traffic on August 4. Several areas in the city and suburbs received more than 200 mm rainfall since August 3 night. All government offices were shut and trains were stopped due to water logging on the tracks. Residents have been asked to stay indoors. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy showers are likely to continue for the next 24 hours.

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Commuters wade through a water logged street, following heavy rain in Mumbai on August 4. Several areas in the city and suburbs have received more than 200 mm rainfall since August 3 night, which brought life to a juddering halt and disrupted rail and road traffic on August 4. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

Commuters wade through a water logged street, following heavy rain in Mumbai on August 4. Several areas in the city and suburbs have received more than 200 mm rainfall since August 3 night, which brought life to a juddering halt and disrupted rail and road traffic on August 4. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

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People stand next to a water logged street in Mumbai on August 4. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appealed to residents to stay at home and urged commercial establishments, except those providing essential services, to remain closed on August 4. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

People stand next to a water logged street in Mumbai on August 4. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appealed to residents to stay at home and urged commercial establishments, except those providing essential services, to remain closed on August 4. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

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An aerial view of the Western Express Highway near Kandivali in Mumbai on August 4. A landslide on the Western Express Highway, a major north-south arterial road, in suburban Kandivali affected vehicular movement from the western suburbs towards south Mumbai, PTI reported. (ANI)

An aerial view of the Western Express Highway near Kandivali in Mumbai on August 4. A landslide on the Western Express Highway, a major north-south arterial road, in suburban Kandivali affected vehicular movement from the western suburbs towards south Mumbai, PTI reported. (ANI)

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Trains stationed on waterlogged tracks between Matunga and Mahim railway stations after heavy rain, in Mumbai on August 4. Local train services, which are currently being operated only for those engaged in essential services, were suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs due to water-logging on rail tracks. (PTI)

Trains stationed on waterlogged tracks between Matunga and Mahim railway stations after heavy rain, in Mumbai on August 4. Local train services, which are currently being operated only for those engaged in essential services, were suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs due to water-logging on rail tracks. (PTI)

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Commuters wade past a stranded bus on a flooded road on August 4. Water logging outside the Nair Hospital in central Mumbai, where several Covid-19 patients from the city are being treated, posed a problem for its medical staff. “Nurses and other medical staff have been struggling to reach the hospital due to water-logging in the premises and elsewhere, a resident doctor from the hospital told PTI. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

Commuters wade past a stranded bus on a flooded road on August 4. Water logging outside the Nair Hospital in central Mumbai, where several Covid-19 patients from the city are being treated, posed a problem for its medical staff. “Nurses and other medical staff have been struggling to reach the hospital due to water-logging in the premises and elsewhere, a resident doctor from the hospital told PTI. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

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Sea waves crash ashore during high tide and heavy monsoon rain, at Marine Drive in Mumbai on August 4. Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray, who visited several areas in the city, said this is probably the heaviest rains Mumbai has seen in a “12-hour span,” PTI reported. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

Sea waves crash ashore during high tide and heavy monsoon rain, at Marine Drive in Mumbai on August 4. Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray, who visited several areas in the city, said this is probably the heaviest rains Mumbai has seen in a “12-hour span,” PTI reported. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

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Workers clean a manhole in a water logged area following heavy rain at Sion in Mumbai on August 4. A 35-year-old woman and her two children were swept away in a swollen drain after their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Santacruz on August 4 afternoon. (Kunal Patil / PTI)

Workers clean a manhole in a water logged area following heavy rain at Sion in Mumbai on August 4. A 35-year-old woman and her two children were swept away in a swollen drain after their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Santacruz on August 4 afternoon. (Kunal Patil / PTI)

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An aerial view of a waterlogged street at Parel, following heavy rainfall in Mumbai on August 4. The Maharashtra government has announced a holiday for all its offices in Mumbai city and suburbs on August 4 in view of the heavy rainfall in the metropolis and neighbouring areas, PTI reported. (PTI)

An aerial view of a waterlogged street at Parel, following heavy rainfall in Mumbai on August 4. The Maharashtra government has announced a holiday for all its offices in Mumbai city and suburbs on August 4 in view of the heavy rainfall in the metropolis and neighbouring areas, PTI reported. (PTI)

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