Amid heavy rain in Mumbai, police ask people to travel only if necessary

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Mumbai: Heavy rain in Mumbai once again cause massive flooding. According to the latest report, four people have been swept away by a waterfall in Kharghar. Due to intense rainfall red alert has been issued in the city. As a precautionary measure, BMC has declared a holiday for schools.

The heavy rains continued to batter the city and many parts of Maharashtra disrupting normal life and hitting air, road and rail traffic.

Mumbai local, which is known as a lifeline of the city, has also been impacted due to heavy rain. According to the reports, railway tracks are waterlogged at many railway stations.

Mumbai police department has issued a notification, requesting citizens not to venture out unless necessary. In a tweet, it said, “As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hours and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency. Take care Mumbai.”

Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai on August 3 and August 4.

According to the forecast, wet conditions are expected to persist in the coming days in South Madhya Maharashtra. Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the Ghat areas of Satara and Kolhapur districts between August 2 to August 6.

Not just Mumbai, but other cities too are facing the heat of heavy rainfall. Rainwater flooded parts of Odisha and Rajasthan after a heavy downpour. According to the weather agency, a flood like situation may arise in Odisha, follwing which five districts have been put on alert and the situation will be closely monitored. Speaking about Vadodara, then life is back to normalcy after intense rainfall caused a flood in the city. IMD issued a heavy rainfall warning for Vadodara, South Gujarat and Saurashtra districts for Saturday and Sunday.

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