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Heavy rain throws life out of gear in Mumbai, many trains cancelled

The Met office has predicted moderate rainfall with a few spells of heavy showers in the financial capital in the next 24 hours. 

SNS | New Delhi |

Heavy showers that lashed Mumbai and nearby areas incessantly since Sunday night have resulted in heavy traffic jams, water logging, delayed trains and choked drains thus throwing life out of gear in the metropolitan.

The Met office has predicted moderate rainfall with a few spells of heavy showers in the financial capital in the next 24 hours.

According to the Central Railway spokesperson, Central Railways has cancelled or diverted several trains on the sector as work to clear wagons from the section was underway to facilitate normal traffic.

According to an ANI report, trains on several routes have been diverted following heavy rains in the city.

Intermittent heavy to moderate showers will continue on Monday. Weather experts have also issued a warning of high tides in the region, the weatherman has said.

An official from the disaster management unit of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that three persons have died of electric shocks while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs.

“This is the first extremely heavy rainfall recorded in Mumbai in the current season,” IMD Mumbai Director Ajay Kumar said.

The situation is particularly bad in the lower regions of Chembur and Hindmata which get flooded every time there is a heavy spell of rain.