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Heavy rains disrupt Mumbai

May 31, 2006

Thousands of commuters in Mumbai were struck in traffic jams or in unmoving crowded trains after heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday evening.

The sudden heavy downpour since Wednesday afternoon resulted in waterlogging on railway tracks and low lying areas of the city.

The heavy rainfall reminded people of terrible Tuesday on July 26, 2005 when hundreds of people lost their lives because of heavy rainfall.

The July 26 Deluge

The Congress-ruled state government and the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had made tall promises that Mumbaikars would not have to face any problems this year but those words sound like empty promises on the very first day.

Both the Central and Western railways on which 6.5 million people travel every day were running nearly 20 minutes late because of water logging.

There were reports of a boy drowning in the sea off the Gateway of India.

Image: Children play as waves lash the Worli sea face in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Photograph: Arun Patil

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Sub: rainfalls

I Understand that govt. should take such measures that there is no water logging on the railways and come what may happen atleast trains will ...

Posted by rajesh bhatia

Sub: shocking

it was shocking to see the way it rained on the 31st of may! but this is an example for the bmc who r still ...

Posted by tarun

Sub: heavy rain in mumbai on 31st may 2006.

I say brihadmumbai muncipal corporatin take some innidiate neccesary step and do not say better about theme ourself.

Posted by BHUSHAN

Sub: Safety insurance for Rail commuters

For every ticket there is a leavy towards premium for injury and/or death while travelling in the trains due to certain causes like overturning of ...

Posted by S.Hariharan

Sub: raining.

once again its provrd that the system has failed to manage just the sample of 26th july, when we have seen the crisis last year,& ...

Posted by rajeshjain


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