Rains: Mumbaikars asked to stay indoors

Mumbai, July 24 : With heavy rains continuing to cripple Mumbai for the second consecutive day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday issued an alert asking Mumbaikars to stay indoors and step out of their houses only if absolutely necessary.

The financial capital of India witnessed continuous downpour since Tuesday morning leaving several roads water-logged and disrupting normal life.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in Mumbai for the next 48 hours.

"Colaba has recorded 158.6 mm of rain in the last 20 hours. Santacruz has recorded 168.6 mm rainfall since Tuesday. The temperature in Mumbai has dipped to minimum of 22 degree Celsius due to continuous rainfall," reported CNN-IBN.

Water-logging was reported from several parts of the city including Santacruz, Andheri, Juhu, Matunga and Kurla.

Heavy rains affected train services and caused traffic jams in different corners of the city.

--IBNS (Posted on 24-07-2013)

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