Downpour in Mumbai Leads to Waterlogging, Train Services Disrupted

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As monsoon hits Mumbai, waterlogging is being reported on Wednesday, 9 June, from several parts of the city, along with vehicular traffic and train service disruptions.

The downpour has caused traffic snarls in different parts of the city, including Chembur, Eastern Express Highway, Dadar Kings Circle, Sion, and GTB Nagar.

Local train services that had resumed on Monday for essential service providers after the lockdown were disrupted on Wednesday on the Central and Harbour lines.

The services between Kurla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) were halted as water is reported to be flowing over tracks between Kurla and Sion stations. Central Railway CPRO told ANI that the services were stopped as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident and will be resumed once the water recedes.

Railway tracks are also submerged between Sion and GTB Nagar railway stations and at the Chunabhatti station.

“Due to heavy rains and waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station, train services on the Harbour line between CSMT- Vashi have been suspended from 10.20 am. On the mainline, due to waterlogging in Sion-Kurla section, services have also been suspended from CSMT-Thane from 10.20 am,” ANI quoted the Central railway CPRO as saying.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also tweeted the altered routes of the city’s BEST buses due to waterlogging.

A high tide of 4.16 metres is expected at 11.43 am, NDTV reported quoting the Mumbai municipal corporation.

(With inputs from ANI and NDTV.)

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