Six killed, thousands stranded as floods swamp Mumbai

Heavy Rains Bring Mumbai To A Standstill

However, the Deputy Director General (DDG) India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the rain has reduced in the past 8 to 10 hours and the situation is likely to be the same for a few hours more.

Lakhs of people of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region who spent the night in stations or in Ganpati mandals, temples, mosques, dargahs, schools, churches, Parsi gymkhanas, Jain temples and even offices reached back homes.

Floods have killed more than 1,000 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh in recent weeks and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh.

Mumbai suffered heavy rainfall for continuous 24 hours highest to be recorded since 2005, traffic and train routines coming back to normal.

At 23 places, over 200 mm rainfall was received.

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Three others died after being swept away by floods in the neighbouring city of Thane, police added.

Heavy rains in Mumbai have brought a halt to the city and the authorities are the ones who are suffering and struggling the most due to the bad weather, evacuating people who were struck on roads. Numerous vehicles were seen struck on the roads in Ghatkopar, Sion, Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West and many others that were logged for several hours halting the city movements. This line is also operated by the CR."We will shortly start services between Kurla and Kalyan also", Mr Udasi said , As Reported By NDTV.

The city is increasingly vulnerable to storms because plastic waste is clogging drains and waterways, with unabated construction in coastal areas and floodplains exacerbating the problem.

On Tuesday several firms made arrangements to provide food and rest areas for employees stuck in offices, while officials of temples and religious bodies offered help to those stranded on streets. "Thank you all for showing what humanity is in the face of adversity!"

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