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PICS: Rain fury continues for day 2 in Mumbai; more predicted

July 24, 2013 16:58 IST

PICS: Rain fury continues for day 2 in Mumbai; more predicted

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Rains continued to wreak havoc in Mumbai for the second consecutive day, prompting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to advise people to stay at home and asking schools to shut as a precautionary measure.

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Image: The water-clogged road at Dadar east
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The MeT department has predicted heavy showers in the next 48 hours in the city and other areas in the next 48 hours.

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Image: The waves at high tide at Dadar chowpatty
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The BMC said that a high tide is expected on Wednesday afternoon in Mumbai with a forecast of 4.9 metre high waves.

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Image: A child plays in the rain at Parel
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Rail and road traffic was disrupted because of the heavy rains, resulting in traffic pile-ups along the main roads in the city.

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Image: A vegetable vendor trudges through a waterlogged road at Elphinstone Road
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The BMC also advised people against undertaking travel in the city unless absolutely necessary.

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Image: The traffic congestion at Dadar east
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Several low-lying areas in the city were swamped after the incessant heavy rains.

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Image: Schoolchildren wade through water at Parel
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Officials have also advised people to pay no heed to SMS warnings of flooding in the city, as they say these are being circulated by rumour-mongers.

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Image: A partially submerged truck at Elphinstone Road
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Many private schools were shut and the authorities of some schools have also asked parents to collect those children, who had already left home for school.

 


Image: An office-goer makes slow progress as he trudges through a flooded road in Parel
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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