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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, CR trains running late

PTI 28 Jun 2012, 20:52:18 IST
Mumbai, Jun 28: In the first major downpour of this monsoon season, heavy rains lashed Mumbai since last night, disrupting vehicular and rail traffic.  The maximum rainfall was observed in suburbs, the Met department sources said.

Kandivili and Malad suburbs recorded around 45 mm rainfall this morning.

The Met department has issued a heavy-to-very heavy rainfall warning during the next 24 hours for Konkan and Mumbai coasts.

Colaba recorded 21 mm rainfall and Santacruz recorded 75 mm downpour till 9AM today, sources said.  

The Central Railway trains were running late by up to 30-35 minutes because of signal problem at various locations, CR spokesman said.

However, all suburban train services were running on schedule on the western line.

The flights were running normal at the Mumbai international airport and there were no disruptions reported so far, sources said.