August 29th, 2011
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Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Mumbai,UP and Punjab

mumbai-floodsMumbai: Normal life has been disrupted due to heavy rains that have left several places water clogged in Mumbai on Monday. Train services on the Central and Harbour line were disrupted due to water logging in the tracks in several low-lying areas in the city causing inconvenience to daily commuters and office goers, following heavy rains in the metropolis last night.

A.K. Singh, Central Railway PRO said that the train service between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Thane have been called off  due to water logging between Kurla and Soin stations.

On Harbour line traffic between Panvel and CST stations was crippled due to inundated rail tracks in Chunabhatti, Chembur and Mankhurd stations. However, trains on the Western line were running late by 15-20 minutes.Vehicular traffic was also affected due to water-logging in areas like suburban Parel, Hindmata, Dadar, Milan subway Andheri, Santacruz, Kurla, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Vile Parle.

Heavy rains have been reported from several other parts of central and north India as well. Floods have forced people to evacuate their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

In Uttar Pradesh more than 20 districts have been hit, Gonda the worst affected. In Punjab’s Ferozpur district several villages are under water.







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