Rain paralysed Mumbai’s lifeline for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, forcing the suspension of Western Railway services between Virar and Vasai stations and delaying suburban trains on the Central Railway.
Earlier, a 35-year-old man was killed and two others were injured when a wall of their housing society was collapsed in Thane amid heavy downpour. In another incident, six people were injured as a part of a foot overbridge collapsed in Andheri, which brought train services of the Western Railway to a halt.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday.
“Service of local (slow) train between Vasai and Virar is suspended until further information,” tweeted divisional railway manager of WR’s Mumbai Division .
“We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water logging across the city. Our people find it hard to wade through their cycle in knee deep water,” Mumbai Dabbawalas Association’s spokesperson Subhash Talekar said.
Heavy rain brought Mumbai and its neighbouring areas to a standstill on Monday, flooding streets and badly affecting life and forcing the cancellation of nearly 90 trains on the suburban network.