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Mumbai crawls back to life | Local train services resume

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 30 Aug 2017 5:44 AM GMT

Mumbai crawls back to life | Local train services resume
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Mumbai: Heavy Rains, waterlogging, traffic jams, No local trains operating, No food and getting locked up inside the offices... Mumbai faced it all in last 24 hours.

The city has again crawling back to the normal life with local trains resuming the operations at some stations and water level going down at some places.

KS Hosalikar,DDG IMD has stated, "Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north."

Red alerts has been issued in Gujarat and Goa with warning of heavy rains. "South Gujarat and other areas may experience heavy rains.In afternoon North Konkan region including Mumbai may experience light rain," said IMD DDG.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, has urged the Mumbaikars to stay home on Wednesday as more rains are expected as of now.

Here are the points that would describe what led the unstoppable city bend on its knees for a day and brought it back...

Check out in slides ahead...

Mumbai and the day of havoc:

The city came to a standstill on Tuesday while getting 29 times the average rains with water flooding low lying areas. The massive traffic jams cleared only by late in the night.

Traffic on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link was stopped for several hours to clear traffic gridlocks and power outages were reported in several parts of Mumbai.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were deployed to rescue people along with the Navy choppers, which were kept on standby.

Picture Credits: ANI

Picture Credits: ANI

Picture Credits: ANI

The navy cadets also ran food camps and arranged shelter for people stuck in areas many areas of the city. Indian Navy also distributed breakfast and tea to people at CSMT many areas. Locals also distributed packets of biscuits at Mumbai's Dadar area.

Two people died after landslide in Vikhroli's Surya Nagar in the city. Three people, including two children, had been killed when a house collapsed in Mumbai in the heavy rain last night.

Total 10 flights had cancelled from Mumbai airport, 7 flights diverted and 23 flights were asked to go-around till late night. Fire brigade personnel rescued passengers, who were stranded in local trains. Operations are normal at Mumbai Airport as of now.

Picture credits: ANI

Picture Credits : ANI

BEST started operating extra buses. Central railway also resumed operations. Local trains have resumed between Churchgate and Andheri on Wednesday.

Mumbai Dabbawalas are unable to operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday. The government has announced all educational institutions and many offices to be closed today.

Prime Minister has assured full assistance to the state government. He has asked the Maharashtra Chief Minister to report all developments.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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