The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today advised people not to undertake travel in the city unless essential. The civic body has also asked schools to shut following heavy rains as a precautionary measure.

BMC said that in Mumbai, a high tide is expected this afternoon with forecast of 4.9 metre high waves.
    
Several low-lying areas in the city were inundated after the incessant heavy rains. Many private schools were shut and the authorities of some schools have also asked parents to collect those children, who had already left home for school.
    
Trains on Western, Central and Harbour lines were running late.
    
Till 8 am (since yesterday), Colaba recorded a rainfall of 158.6 mm and Santacruz 168 mm.

(Agencies)

Latest News from State News Desk