New Delhi, July 5: After a little respite from incessant rains on Wednesday, Mumbai is likely to witness another spell of heavy showers in the next 24 hours, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
The met department has warned of a 3.38-metre high tide at 4.33 pm today.
According to latest reports, the local train service on Central and Harbour lines is running late by 15-20 minutes.
Incessant rains on Tuesday led to the collapse of an over-bridge at a railway station in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb, disrupting train services, injuring five people and putting the spotlight once again on the creaky infrastructure of this metropolis.
While Mumbai’s lifeline local trains were paralysed on Central, Western and Harbour lines for most of the day, the road traffic was also affected.
The IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in at least 12 states of North India. Accoridng to MeT department, heavy to very heavy rain is very likley at isolated places over Assam Meghalaya, Gujarat Region and coastal Karnataka. Heavy rain is expected at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Saurashtra, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan & Goa, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall continues to lash Jammu and Kashmir, forcing the Amarnath Yatra to halt along both Baltal and Pahalgam routes.
A landslide between Railpatri and Brarimarg on the 14-km treacherous trekking route to the cave shrine from Baltal base camp on Tuesday led to the death of four pilgrims.
In Jammu’s Udhampur district, two women and four children had to be rescued after a flash flood on Tuesday night.
Moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of Himachal Pradesh with Kangra receiving the highest precipitation on Wednesday. “As per the rainfall recorded at 8.30 am today, Kangra witnessed 47 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours,” MeT Director Manmohan Singh told PTI.