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Finally, rains hit Mumbai
Tribune News Service

WELCOME MONSOON: People wade through a flooded street in Mumbai
WELCOME MONSOON:
People wade through a flooded street in Mumbai on Friday. — PTI

Mumbai, June 26
Rains finally hit Mumbai today giving some respite to the country’s financial capital which has been reeling under a severe water shortage due to the delayed monsoon this year.

The first major downpour of the season saw life in the city being thrown out of gear with roads getting waterlogged, and trains and buses running behind schedule. While the Central Railways suburban services were running 15 minutes behind schedule, the Western Railways said its trains were running around 10 minutes behind schedule in the morning.

However, as the rains weakened later in the day, the railways reported improvement in services. Several airlines also reported delays by around 30 minutes.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation reported water-logging from the Western suburbs of Andheri, Malad, Santacruz, and Dahisar and Eastern suburbs of Kurla, Sion and Ghatkopar. Traffic moved at a snail’s pace in both the Western and Eastern Express highways.

Though the weather department has predicted heavier rains over the coming days, the city’s water’s supply will continue to remain on the inadequate side since rainfall has been reduced by more than 80 per cent.

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