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PHOTOS: Torrential rains leave parts of Mumbai underwater

Last updated on: July 11, 2014 18:06 IST

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Incessant rains in the last 24 hours slowed down Mumbai leaving parts of the city flooded. However the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has maintained that the situation is under control.

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Image: Little children wade through knee-high water after rains lashed the city.
Photographs: Arun Patil

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Many arterial roads witnessed waterlogging with commuters facing a tough time in areas like King Circle, Hindmata, Colaba and Kurla. 

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Image: A taxi submerges as rains flood roads in Mumbai
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Local trains services across Mumbai has been affected. The Harbour line was the hardest hit with trains running around 20-25 minutes late. The Central line fared no better with an average delay of over 15 minutes, the situation on the Western line was marginally better.

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Image: A suburban train passes over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai
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"There is water logging in low lying areas like Dadar, Parel, Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar and the Western Express Highway which has caused severe disruptions in vehicular traffic along the stretches. The MCGM is trying to pump out water from these areas so that the situation can be normalised," a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. 

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Image: A man cycle through a flooded road in Mumbai
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As per the meteorological department, Colaba has recorded 101 mm rains while the figure stood at 47.8 mm in Sanatcruz.

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Image: Police try to manage traffic at S V Road, Mumbai
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The lakes though have not filled up yet. The catchment area of the lakes has hit a five-year low with the BMC planning to increase the water cut to 30 per cent.

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Image: A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai
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Monsoon in Mumbai is likely to get stronger and the city may experience heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours, a senior MeT official had warned on Thursday.

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Image: Heavy downpour in Navi Mumbai
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"Typhoon Neoguri that was active in the Pacific region over the last few days crossed Japan yesterday. The typhoon was pulling away moisture which decreased the intensity of rainfall here. The outshore trough now developed here has activated monsoon in Maharashtra and parts of Konkan region," said V K Rajeev, Director General, Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai. 

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Image: Waterlogging slowed down traffic in the city
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Flooded roads made many roads in Mumbai inaccessible. 


Photographs: @amanbahl/Twitter
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The continuous rain hit visibility making it difficult for motorists to drive. 

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