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Mumbai Rains: Mumbai Received A Month's Rainfall In Only 10 Days, Says MeT Department | The Lifeline Today
Mumbai: Mumbaikars got some much-needed relief on Wednesday as heavy rains took a break and the suburban train services, including those on the Western line, resumed functioning. The local train services were badly affected on a section of the Western Railway (WR) on Tuesday due to inundation of the tracks. The road traffic was moving smoothly after four days of heavy rains, which had crippled life in the megacity. In just 10 days, the city received 864.5 mm rain, which is nearly equal to what it gets in an entire month, the MeT department said. The local trains, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, had been suspended between Nallasopara and Virar stations on the Western line on Tuesday. "We started our services from Churchgate (in South Mumbai) to Dahanu Road (in Palghar district) this morning with a speed restriction between Bhayander and Virar stations where water level did not permit us to run the trains at the regular speed," a senior railway official said. "The speed restriction