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Normalcy returns to Mumbai as traffic services restored

fter almost 24 hours of incessant rains, the Mumbai suburban train services are up and running.

The Central railways and Harbour line train services are running smooth and as per schedule.

The Western railway services were reported to be slower following technical issues with Duronto Express. As a result, slow trains to Churchgate were running about 45 minutes behind schedule, while fast trains were running 20 minutes late.

Heavy rains were not reported anywhere in the city. No water logging on tracks has been reported, allowing the trains to run smoothly.

On roads, too, traffic was much smoother than on Friday as water had receded overnight.

Indian Meteorological Department in its forecast for 48 hours released on Friday morning, had predicted intermittent showers for city and suburbs and had said some areas could receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. A fresh bulletin is expected shortly.

State Education Minister Vinod Tawde has declared holiday for schools and colleges across the city as a precautionary measure.Kalanager

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