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Cyclonic warning withdrawn for Mumbai rains

More than 50 flights have been cancelled and a total of 56 flights have been diverted due to the closure of the main runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, reported ANI.

IMD has issued forecast of intermittent rains. However, the Indian Meteorological Department has withdrawn heavy rain warning and said that the situation will now improve.

“Rainfall will decrease, but light to moderate rainfall will continue in the Mumbai region,” Ajay Kumar, Scientist India Meteorological Department Mumbai said.

Deputy municipal commissioner, BMC, Sudhir Naik said that no cyclonic warning has been issued.

Earlier, both runways were non-operational. Flights were diverted to Goa, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad

Operations at the Mumbai airport were suspended from 10 pm on Tuesday after the SpiceJet aircraft overshot the main runway.

Five Western Railways trains were cancelled, six Central Railways trains were cancelled and two were diverted.

Worli Sea Link, Pedder road, Sion Bridge are open with smooth traffic movement, Mumbai Police tweeted.

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