Mumbai, July 11: While half a dozen districts in Maharashtra were completely dry, the suburbs of Mumbai received 850 per cent higher rainfall on Tuesday, stated a district-wise data of Maharashtra. The data was released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
While the suburbs of Mumbai received 184.3 mm rainfall, against the normal of 19.4 mm, Mumbai city received 165.8 mm rainfall on Tuesday against the normal of 17.8 mm.
Despite receiving 831 per cent higher rainfall, the capital city did not witness any major breakdown in the suburban trains, road transportation and flight services. Most of the schools and colleges, however, were closed as many areas were inundated. The rains had earlier hit the commuters affecting the railways, road transport and flight operations, especially the two highways slicing vertically through Mumbai. After witnessing a four-day fury, Mumbai city and adjoining districts returned to normalcy.
The IMD list put adjoining Raigad next, with a rainfall of 124.4 against the normal of 33.2, or 275 per cent higher.
Palghar — with at least two deaths and heavy flooding in various parts which threw the entire Western Railway suburban and long-distance services out of gear, actually recorded 100.1 mm rainfall, against the normal of 32.3 mm or 210 per cent higher — which was much lower than adjoining Mumbai.
Thane, which witnessed heavy dislocation came third, with 94.7 mm rains against the average normal of 31.6 mm, or 200 per cent higher.
The districts of Gadchiroli, Yavatmal and Ratnagiri received appreciable rainfall of 45.8 mm, 40.3 mm and 36.2 mm respectively, according to the IMD.
Places like Ahmednagar, Dhule, Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Osmanabad were dry with no rainfall.
The lowest rains were recorded in Parbhani at 0.1 mm, Beed and Latur with 0.5 mm each, Sangli at 1.0 mm, Nashik at 1.2 mm, Solapur at 1.3 mm, and Hingoli with 1.8 mm.
A Western Railway (WR) official said that long-distance and suburban services on the Virar-Vasai sector, which had completely collapsed on Tuesday, resumed with speed restrictions, though the tracks continued to be waterlogged.
(With IANS inputs)