Mumbai hit by heavy rain, local trains delayed

Mumbai hit by heavy rain, local trains delayed

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City of Mumbai, as it is always prone for, has been hit with heavy rains which has led to water logging and the local trains have been delayed in many parts of the city on July 4, 2012. The areas which have been affected due to heavy rains include Vakola, Parel, Kalina and the huts along the Mithi river.

The trains from the suburban central and western line have been delayed by 15 mins due to rains. The fire brigade said that the rains even collapsed an empty four storey building on Wednesday.

The Gopal Building is located in Mamletdar Wadi in the suburban Malad had collapsed but there were no casualities. The residents of the building were already evacuated after the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation declared the structure as dangerous.

The fire officials said that five fire engines were rushed to the spot. The MET department said that the rain will continue with light and heavy showers in Mumbai for the next 24 hours. The local trains in Mumbai are like a life line for the commuters. Several commuters depend on these local trains for their every day travel to work. The delay in the trains affects the normal life and disrupts the routine.