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Mumbai records heaviest rain in 24 hours since 2005 flood

Mumbai rains

Mumbai : A densely populated state of India earlier called Bombay. It is the financial center of India.

21 people found dead due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai, India. The monsoon has caused a lot of destruction including flooding in airport and delaying local trains . Several local long route and short route trains have delayed due to excess flooding over the railway tracks. 52 flights have cancelled and 54 flights diverted because of deteriorating weather.  In addition to this , the city has received heaviest rainfall over a 24-hour period since the 2005 deluge. Moreover, the weather office of Mumbai has uttered red alert for the entire Mumbai which warns for more rain.

Mumbai conditions due to heavy rainfall :

Our team is trying their best to bring the main runway back in operation and this may take upto 48 hrs,” the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport officials posted from its Twitter handle.

 


Consequently , Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday in Mumbai and Thane  with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urging people to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary. The Indian Navy has deployed several teams to assist the local people. Look at the tweets below :

On July 1 , a Spicejet plane from Jaipur overshot the runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport due to heavy rain and bad weather . Luckily no one is injured but the plane is still stuck on the rainway.

Nineteen people are dead and many are injured after a wall collapsed in Mumbai’s Malad early Tuesday morning. In another wall which collapsed in Pune , six people found dead. The city has to struggle every year from deadly monsoon which starts from mid June and lasts around October.

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