Mumbai rains: Precautionary holiday declared for schools, colleges
Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas since the weekend resulting in waterlogging and traffic jams at several places. The traffic police have advised residents to venture out only if necessary. They have requested commuters to check radio and WhatsApp updates on traffic before heading out. Precautionary holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Many trains were stopped and several were running late as rain waters inundated the tracks. Traffic on the roads was also redirected as many roads were closed due to flooding. A pillion rider was crushed to death by a private bus after she fell off a two-wheeler that hit a pothole during heavy rains in Thane on July 7.