Mumbai, July 8: Heavy rainfall continued to cripple normal life in Mumbai as torrential rains lashed the city and neighbouring areas since Saturday. The heavy rainfall has caused severe waterlogging at several places and submerging rail tracks on some routes.
The low-lying areas of Parel, Dharavi, Matunga and King's Circle in Mumbai and towns in the neighbouring Thane district, including Diva, Dombivali, Kalyan and Ambernath, were flooded due to incessant rains.
The Met office forecast heavy to extremely heavy rainfall from Sunday up till Wednesday. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecasted heavy to very heavy with an isolated extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Raigad, Thane and Palghar in the next 18 hours.
According to a PTI report, of the 26 weather stations in Mumbai and its suburbs, 14 recorded more than 100 mm rainfall since yesterday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here said, adding the city's Chembur area received the highest 184.2 mm rainfall followed by Goregaon (162.2 mm).
Earlier a road over-bridge in Ghatkopar area was closed for vehicular traffic as a precautionary measure after a crack was spotted in one of its pillars, which was later reopened.
On Saturday, as the city witnessed a heavy downpour, people were seen wading through knee-deep water. Vehicles were reported to have washed away in Andheri and some other areas. Reports inform that schools and educational institutions were shut in Nagpur following heavy rains. The city received 265 mm of rainfall on Friday causing even the state legislative assembly to flood causing the house to be adjourned.