Trains cancelled as rain stops Mumbai in its tracks
19/06/2015 15:04

Normal life in Mumbai was badly hit on Friday as torrential rains battered the city and its suburbs. The local trains were cancelled by the civic authorities and left thousands of commuters stranded, as per the media reports.

Moreover, the Bombay High Court declared holiday on Friday. All courts in Mumbai including the HC will remain shut for the day due to heavy rains, officials said.

Also, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy monsoon rains in some areas.

In the early hours, thousands of commuters leaving for offices were caught unaware on reaching the suburban railway stations as trains were being cancelled due to water-logging of tracks following heavy downpour since last night.

The rains resulted in water-logging in almost all low-lying areas of Mumbai and its suburbs.

“Thane-Karjat/Kasara and Vasvhi-Panvel Shuttle services and trans—harbour services are running,” said Central Railway PRO A.K. Singh. “Our supervising staff is alert and as soon water level recedes, services would be resumed,” he said.

Civic Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta appealed to citizens that, “Very heavy rains are expected today. So I have issued advisory for school children to stay at home.”