IMD issues red alert for Mumbai rains today, leading to school and college closures; trains unaffected.

Mumbai is experiencing very heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday after a week of heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Mumbai City and Suburban area from 8 pm on Wednesday until Thursday afternoon. Due to the heavy rainfall, schools in the city are closed, and there may be disruptions in traffic, local train, and bus services. Stay updated on the rainfall situation in Mumbai.

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Despite the severe rainfall, bus routes in Mumbai are not being diverted due to waterlogging, according to the spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking.

The Colaba observatory recorded “extremely heavy” rainfall of 223.2 mm amid heavy rains in Mumbai. The Santacruz observatory, representing the suburbs, recorded 145.1 mm of rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, as reported by IMD Mumbai.

Good news for commuters, local trains in Mumbai are running on time despite the heavy rainfall. The Western Railway division confirmed that trains are operating normally in the Mumbai Suburban route and Harbour line.

Many parts of Mumbai are still facing heavy rainfall on Thursday, with the IMD issuing a red alert for the city.

Due to the city lakes reaching their maximum capacity, Mumbaikars may still have to endure water cuts for some time. The BMC has declared a 10 percent water cut until the overall stock in all seven lakes reaches the 70 percent mark.

In response to the heavy rainfall, IMD has issued a red alert for Thursday, leading the BMC to declare a holiday for all schools and colleges in Mumbai as a precautionary measure.

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