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Local train services suspended due to waterlogging, IMD issues red alert

    Parts of Mumbai were thrown out of gear on Sunday as the city witnessed incessant overnight showers, leading to waterlogging and several rain-related incidents.

    This comes as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said.

    Further, a sudden change in climatic conditions has led to Mumbai witnessing over 100 mm rainfall in six hours, the IMD said in an early morning bulletin.

    The IMD said that till 6.30 am on Sunday, Mumbai and adjoining areas received over 120 mm rainfall in the preceding 12 hours. Mumbai would receive “heavy to very heavy” rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, it added.

    The heavy rains even reminded some of the 24-hour record 944 mm downpour of 26 July 2005.

    Here are the latest updates:

    • The suburban train services on both Central Railway and Western Railway in the financial capital were suspended due to waterlogging in the tracks, railway officials said.
    • The Western Railway updates on regulated trains:
    • “No local train services are running in both UP and DN direction till further notice due to waterlogging at multiple locations,” a divisional railway manager of Western Railway’s Mumbai division tweeted.
    • Central Railway said that due to waterlogging in tracks at Dadar, Parel, Matunga, Kurla, Sion, Bhandup and other locations, train services on mainline were suspended between CSMT and Thane.
    • “CSMT to Vashi services, including Bandra/Goregaon suburban services, are also not working,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief spokesperson of Central Railway.
    • Several long-distance trains on both Central Railway and Western Railway were affected due to the flooded tracks.

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