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PHOTOS: Record rains flood Mumbai, leave it limping

June 17, 2013 12:26 IST

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Mumbai has this year received 27 times more rainfall than last year, media reports said on Monday.

The volumes that poured down between June 1 and 16 this year have not only exceeded normal expectations, but are almost incredible, reported Mid-Day

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Image: Motorists wade through a flooded street in Dadar
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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Mumbai suburbs recorded 604.6 mm of rain, which is 335.8 per cent more than the average expected by the India Meteorological Department in this duration. 

The island city, meanwhile, witnessed 540.9 mm rain, which is 631.1 per cent more than the normal. 

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Image: A Virar-bound local train at a flooded station
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"We consider 180mm of rainfall to be under the normal category, which is expected for Mumbai," said Ajay Kumar, meteorologist, Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai told Mid-Day.

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Image: A state transport bus at Dadar
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Heavy rains over the two days have crippled suburban trains and hit life in the metropolis

Many low-lying areas in the city and suburbs are flooded due to the incessant downpour accompanied by gusty winds that lashed the metropolis. 

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Image: A taxi plies on a flooded street at Sion
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According to the BMC Disaster Control Cell, many areas reported flooding of one to three feet of water, and even more in some areas.

Flood waters entered the ground floor homes and shops in places like Sion, Kurla, Chunabhatti, Dadar, Parel, Byculla, Mazagaon, Masjid Bunder and Worli. 

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Image: A boy tries to cross a flooded road in Parel
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Waterlogging was reported in roads at Dahisar, Borivli, Malad, Andheri, Santacruz and Mulund with vehicles compelled to take longer detours. 

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Image: Flooded tracks near Kurla station
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Several long-distance trains scheduled to leave Mumbai were delayed by three to six hours while incoming services were terminated midway, inconveniencing passengers.

Western Railway trains ran late by 15-20 minutes on Sunday though there was no dislocation of services. 

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Image: A car makes its way through a flooded street in Andheri
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According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai had recorded a whopping 10.5 cm of rains till 2pm on Sunday. 

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Image: A man pushes his stalled motorcycle through a flooded street as his friend walks with him during monsoon rains in Mumbai
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The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains over Mumbai and surrounding areas accompanied by gusts of up to 50km per hour in the next two days. 

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Image: A woman walks through a flooded street as as a four-wheel drive vehicle passes her during monsoon rains in Mumbai
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Fishermen on the Mumbai and Konkan coasts have been told not to venture into the choppy Arabian Sea.

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Image: A woman holds an umbrella to shield her children and herself from the rain along a roadside in Mumbai
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