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PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash Mumbai; hit rail, road traffic

Last updated on: July 23, 2013 18:54 IST

PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash Mumbai; hit rail, road traffic

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Mumbai once again witnessed heavy rains on Tuesday, resulting in heavy traffic jams in many parts of the city. Train services have also been affected by the consistent rainfall. The rains have been lashing the city since early Tuesday morning.

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Image: Commuters walk through the waterlogged railway tracks at the Kurla harbour line.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Incessant rains have  lashed Mumbai, western Maharashtra and Vidarbha since the wee hours of Tuesday.

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Image: The traffic jam near the Hindmata chowk in central Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Areas such as the Mahim Church area, Milan subway, Juhu, Kurla, Matunga, Versova, Santa Cruz, have been reported waterlogged.

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Image: People rush to safety as waves lash the Marine Drive promenade
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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According to the MeT department, the rains may continue intermittently for the next 48 hours.

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Image: A car wades through a waterlogged road near the Hindmata chowk chowjk
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said that it will take four hours for the high tide water to recede.

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Image: Traffic moves slowly at the Hindmata chowk in central Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Commuters have been facing a harrowing time as the frequency of buses and trains reduced.

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Image: Commuters wade through a waterlogged road in central Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Pedestrians were taking shelter under road and over-bridges, creating traffic bottlenecks.

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Image: Commuters wade through the waterlogged Hindmata chowk
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Very heavy rainfall has also been reported from Raigarh and Thane.

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Image: Commuters wade through knee-deep water at Hindmata chowk
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The MeT department has asked people to ignore any SMS warnings of floods in Mumbai, saying that those are being circulated by rumour-mongers.


Image: Commuters walk through the waterlogged railway tracks at the Kurla harbour line.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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