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Photos: Heavy rains hit train services, make Mumbai crawl

Last updated on: June 16, 2013 19:19 IST

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Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and the adjoining Thane district, causing water-logging in the city and the suburbs and hitting suburban train services on the central line as the tracks were flooded.

Suburban train services along Dadar-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on the central line were suspended due to water logging at Masjid, Sandhurst Road and Byculla stations on Sunday morning.

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Image: Tracks are submerged underwater at Sion station in Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Services resumed in on Sunday afternoon after the rains subsided. Services on the CST-Kurla harbour line, too, were suspended since morning due to the rains. However, operations were normal between Kurla and Kalyan, Karjat, Kasara and Kurla towards Panvel as also between Thane and Vashi.

Being a Sunday, disruption of services did not cause too many problems as Mumbaikars generally preferred to stay indoors due to the heavy downpour. Flight operations at the domestic and international airports were normal.

Water logging was meanwhile reported in the low-lying areas of the city and the suburbs. Till 11.30 am, Colaba had recorded 122.4-mm rainfall while Santacruz received 35-mm.

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Image: Traffic moves at a snail's pace on this water-logged road at Sion
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
Tags: Kurla , Panvel , Colaba , CST , Vashi

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Central Railway officials said two long distance trains were short terminated due to the showers.

The 50104 Ratnagiri-Dadar Passenger was stopped at Diva and will leave as the 50103 Dadar-Ratnagiri Passenger from Diva. And, the 12140 Nagpur-Mumbai Sewagram Express was held up at Dadar and will leave as the 12139 Mumbai-Nagpur Sewagram Express from Dadar.

Meanwhile, trains which have been rescheduled are as follows: 12105 Mumbai-Gondia Vidarbha Express, which will leave at 21:25 hours instead of at 19:10 hours; 12869 Mumbai-Howrah Express, leaving at 13:30 hours instead of at 11:05 hours; 16339 Mumbai-Nagercoil Express at 14:00 hours instead of at 12:05 hours; 22820 LTT-Visakhapatnam Express at 14:30 hours instead of at 12:25 hours.

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Image: Commuters walk on the tracks as trains come to an halt because of the downpour near Sion station
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The departure of the 12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Allahabad has been pushed back to 04:00 hours on Monday instead of at 21:25 hours on Sunday night.

A report from Thane said that two ashram schools in the tribal region of the district were submerged in the heavy downpour in the last couple of days.

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Image: A man tries to make his way through a flooded street near Hindmata
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
Tags: Allahabad

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The disaster control room said that the ashram schools of Gotapada and Shani Pada in Betagaon in Palghar taluka were submerged although no injuries were reported. In another incident in Ambernath, the walls of Waldhuni and Khuntawali schools collapsed in heavy showers. But neither were any injuries reported there, the control room added.

Reports also said that the Barrage dam at Badlapur was flowing 1.5 metres short of the danger mark. Fishing on the high seas has been banned by the district administration from June 15 to August 15.


Image: The flooded railway tracks at Matunga station
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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