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Mumbai: Authorities shut transport, offices after heavy rains in the city

Mumbai received about 29 centimeters of rains over the last 24 hours through Wednesday morning

Authorities in Mumbai has asked offices to close wherever possible, and suspended rail services after India’s financial hub saw its wettest September day in three years.

Mumbai received about 29 centimeters of rains over the last 24 hours through Wednesday morning, government data show. The weather office predicts moderate-to-heavy showers to continue through the day.

Mumbaikars are requested not to venture out of their homes, the city’s municipality said in a statement. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal asked all offices and establishments in the city, barring essential services to be shut.

The city is already operating at a partial capacity due to corona virus related restrictions.

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