Mumbai Rains: Orange alert issued by IMD

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TCN News

Incessant rains have been lashing the city of Mumbai since yesterday and IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) has issued Orange alert predicted heavy rainfalls over the next 48 hours.

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The city has received 150-180 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours creating traffic jams, flights being cancelled, hundreds of people stranded for hours together as water has clogged in several places.


The people have been advised not to venture outside for another 24 hours.

Rescue operations are in full swing with police force, National Disaster Response Force team and volunteers distributing water and biscuits to the stranded people. A few tourists at the Lonavla dam that was overflowing were rescued by a local person who risked his life.

Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express has been stranded since early Saturday morning with around 700 passengers on board, as per the Central Railways. A team from the disaster response force has been sent with rescue boats.

Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad, Dahisar areas have been worst affected. The railway station at Badlapur was totally submerged in water and turned into a canal. Roads were flooded in Bandra, Andheri, Vidyavihar, Chembur, Airoli, and Nerul.

The police have advised the people not to venture out if possible. And commuters have been advised not to get into water clogged areas and maintain distance from the sea. For emergencies the people can reach out for help by dialling 100.