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Mumbai rains: Here are the areas you should be careful driving through

Abhishek Samuel  /
17 Jul 2018 12:38:24 IST

Mumbai awoke to a heavy rainfall and water-logging on Monday. As of the morning, the city has received 231mm of rainfall over the past 21 hours. SkyMet reports Mumbai as the rainiest place in Maharashtra at the moment. The waterlogging in various parts of the city has led to traffic diversions and local train delays by up to 20 minutes. There is also a heavy rainfall prediction for the next 12 hours, according to SkyMet. So if you are driving through any of the areas mentioned below today, be careful.

Parts of the city most affected by the incessant heavy showers include Dharavi, Sion, Matunga, Hindmata, Malad, Kurla, Andheri subway, Bhandup, Worli and Lower Parel. Due to the flooding of water up to two to three feet, vehicles were also stalled and stuck at some of these places. Later this morning, the Khar and Milan Subways had been reopened, but there is still slow movement there due to waterlogging.

The BMC has issued a statement saying: "Traffic has been diverted from Sion, King's circle, National College in Bandra, Siddharth Hospital in Goregaon, Chembur Phatak, Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, Milan Subway in Santacruz and Powai area of the city."

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