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Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai on Wednesday with waterlogging being reported in many areas. Authorities urged people to remain indoors and as a precautionary measure, schools were ordered to remain shut for the day.
The National Disaster Response Force evacuated around 1,300 people from Bail Bazar in Mumbai, where water levels reached four-five feet due to flooded Mithi river nearby.
"Heavy rains that started on Tuesday night slowed down Mumbai on Wednesday morning, and by noon, the city had recorded 30.4 mm. Santacruz recorded 121.4 mm rainfall," said the Mumbai unit of India Meteorological Department.
Due to incessant rains, many low-lying areas in the city were flooded with over one or two feet water. It also resulted in traffic glitches.
Many Pandals of Lord Ganesha set up in the city on account of Ganesh Chaturthi were also flooded with water.
"All Ganeshotsav pandals are requested to check for any water seepage and whether any power lines are touching the water. They must exercise extreme caution and switch off the power supply to the marquees (pandals) to ensure the safety of all," the president of BrihanMumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti Naresh Dahibavkar said.
The India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding areas over the next 2-3 days.
By Sowmya Sangam