35 killed as Mumbai records heaviest rainfall

Mumbai: The intense downpour has brought India’s financial capital to a halt on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the season’s monsoon to 35.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall in the past three days, which has disrupted the normal life.

In the wake of incessant rains which as flooded several parts of the city and paralyzed the train services, schools and colleges are asked to remain shut for the second consecutive day.

Figures released by weather broadcaster reveal that the rains will intensify during night hours. Colaba Observatory recorded 3-digit rainfall to the tune of 105 mm between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

The Western Railway, in a tweet, said the railway lines on Nallasopara and train movement in Vasai Road have been suspended.

Poor visibility also forced airport authorities to divert some flights while most were delayed by several hours.

Meanwhile, Jet Airways issued a statement for its customers on Twitter: “Due to heavy rains in #Mumbai, we’ve issued a waiver on penalties for date/flight change, refund, no-show (including fare difference if any), on all confirmed tickets for flights operating to and from Mumbai for 10th July 2018.”

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