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Road, rail and air traffic disrupted as incessant rain lashes Mumbai
Weighty monsoon rains have severely flooded the economic capital of India, Mumbai. All kinds of transport services remain incapacitated. Millions of daily commuters have been facing disrupted rail services. Both inbound and outbound flights have also been facing delay since last four days.

Railway tracks and platforms in Mumbai have been inundated with flood water leading to cancellation of almost all long-distance trains in addition to the semi-urban rail transportation system, dubbed as the lifeline of Mumbai, being badly affected.

All the trapped passengers inside the flooded railway stations in Mumbai were evacuated by Disaster Management authorities using boats.

An unprecedented situation has arisen with all the schools, colleges and educational institutions remaining shut.

Meteorological Departments has warned people to remain indoors for 2 more days with the expectation of further heavy rains lashing the city.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra wrote on Twitter, "Disaster management cell and all concerned departments are working hard to provide every possible assistance to Mumbaikars (people of Mumbai)."

Consequently, with no other way out, even the unstoppable 'dabbawalas' have decided to stop the delivery of lunch in the city.

In this dismal situation the people of Mumbai are recalling the past furious history of floods in Mumbai when as many as 500 people had died in the year 2005 after constant rains.

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