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Mumbai: Rains continue to batter city, people advised to stay indoors

Last updated on: June 20, 2015 18:54 IST

A day after heavy downpour and flooding, life in Mumbai was back on track on Saturday morning with train services being restored on all the three suburban lines, though more rains have been forecast for Saturday.

A worker cleans up after rainwater entered his store in Dadar, Mumbai. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com

Children play in the waterlogged streets of Dadar in Mumbai . Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com

Marine Drive in Mumbai. Photograph: Shubhda Narsale/Rediff.com

Ignoring the drizzle, men and women streamed into suburban stations around the sprawling metro to head for their offices and other places of work which remained shut on Friday.

A car is seen submerged in floodwaters along a road due to heavy rains in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
 

However, the Maharashtra government has directed all schools and colleges in the city and neighbouring Thane district to remain closed on Saturday.

The Parsee Gymkhana cricket ground near Marine Lines in Mumbai. Photograph: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

College students at Marine Lines in Mumbai. Photograph: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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A statement issued by Central and Western Railways said that all suburban services were running as per normal schedule, including the Harbour line and Trans-Harbour line on Central Railway.

On Friday, heavy rains pummelled the country's financial capital and its suburbs during which two persons were electrocuted. Some 283 mm of rain, which is normally received over 10 days, was received in just 24 hours.

A plane flies over the swollen Mithi river after heavy rains in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo
 

Normal life was brought to a grinding halt with several areas being waterlogged and local train services cancelled, leaving thousands of commuters stranded.

A driver tries to retrieve parts from his taxi which was damaged by a fallen tree due to heavy rains in Mumbai. Photograph: Reuters
 

The met department has warned of heavy rains in the next 24 hours

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"We have advised people to remain indoors on Saturday," Mumbai's civic body chief Ajoy Mehta said.

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