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Monsoon rain triggers water logging and traffic snarls in Mumbai

Mumbai is receiving very heavy rainfall since Thursday morning. Reports of water-logging have been received from Dadar, Parel, Cuff Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri.

The disaster management authorities have warned of very heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.

A four-day red alert has been sounded in Mumbai and the Konkan coast by civic authorities.

Meanwhile, Jet Airways flight 9W-117 to Mumbai from London was diverted to Ahmedabad on Thursday due to heavy rain.

The financial capital, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy pre-monsoon showers since Thursday. Office goers faced unusual traffic snarls due to heavy rains.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a statement said, precautionary measures have been taken to tackle any situation and leaves of all the senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners and assistant commissioners have been cancelled.

BMC cancels Saturday and Sunday offs of its officers after heavy rain warnings issued by India Meteorological Department.

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