Heavy rain lashes Maharashtra; affects train services

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Heavy monsoon rains have lashed Maharashtra and areas of Mumbai on Saturday, affecting train services in the region. 6.3 mm and 5.2 mm rainfall have been recorded by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Santa Cruz Observatory and Colaba Observatory.

Areas like Malad, Powai, Bhandup and parts of Thane and Kalyan witnessed a heavy downpour.

Due to heavy rains the central Railway trains were running late by 10 minutes, while water-logging has been reported between Vithalwadi and Kalyan.

As a precautionary measure train services have been stopped between Badlapur and Kalyan Railway Station. 

IMD has issued a forecast of heavy rains for the places of the island City and suburbs for the next 24 hours.