Mumbai Schools Closed Due to Heavy Rains, Flights and Train Services Disrupted

Heavy rainfall has battered Mumbai, prompting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to announce the closure of all schools in the city on Monday. The city recorded over 300 mm of rainfall at various locations within a six-hour period from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., according to civic officials. The BMC declared a holiday for the first session of all schools and colleges in the city, citing concerns for student safety and inconvenience caused by the downpours. The decision regarding the next session will be made after evaluating the situation.

The torrential rains, including heavy overnight showers, have caused widespread waterlogging, leading to long traffic jams and disruptions to local train services and flight operations. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted moderate to heavy rainfall in Mumbai throughout the day on July 8. Heavy rain persisted in Dindoshi early Monday, resulting in waterlogging in numerous areas.

The weather forecasting agency has issued a forecast for heavy rain in Maharashtra over the next three to four days. The IMD has predicted heavy rain in Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada regions from July 8 to July 10, 2024.

Central Railway suburban services were severely affected due to the heavy rains. The CRPO reported disruptions at Sion and between Bhandup and Nahur stations, with rainwater accumulating above the tracks. Trains were halted for almost an hour, and while water levels have receded slightly allowing services to restart, operations are still affected.

IndiGo airline announced that flights to and from Mumbai have been impacted due to weather conditions and subsequent air traffic congestion. The airline urged passengers to monitor their flight status, emphasizing the likelihood of continued rain affecting departures and arrivals. The airline acknowledged the impact of the monsoon on travel plans while advising passengers to stay informed before heading to the airport.

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