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In pictures: Heavy monsoon rains lash Mumbai, cause commuter chaos

Updated : 2019-09-05 11:32:28

Monsoon rains stalled trains, delayed flights and disrupted traffic in Mumbai on Wednesday, and forecasters warned of more wet weather for India's financial capital. Authorities advised people to stay indoors and asked schools and colleges to close for the day. "Those living near the Mithi river have been evacuated to safer places, but there are no reports of any harm or casualties so far," a police spokesperson said, referring to the city's main river. Flights were delayed at Mumbai airport, one of the busiest in the country, and trains carrying thousands of commuters to work were halted on many routes, authorities said on Twitter. "It took me three hours to cover a distance that usually takes less than an hour," Vishwanath Acharya, an executive who works in the city, told Reuters. Mumbai has been hit by heavier-than usual rain this monsoon, affecting the city's crumbling infrastructure. Social media users posted videos of submerged streets and people wading through them. (Source: Reuters)

A woman wades through a waterlogged street on Wednesday. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A woman wades through a waterlogged street on Wednesday. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
People wade through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
People wade through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man wades through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man wades through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man pushes his bicycle through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A man pushes his bicycle through a waterlogged street. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A man holds a packet between his teeth and navigates his way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A man holds a packet between his teeth and navigates his way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People hold umbrellas and walk on flooded railway tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People hold umbrellas and walk on flooded railway tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded train track. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded train track. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Passengers stand on railway platforms beside flooded tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Passengers stand on railway platforms beside flooded tracks. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People navigate their way through a flooded street. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Men push an auto-rickshaw through a flooded road. Photo: Reuters
Men push an auto-rickshaw through a flooded road. Photo: Reuters
People ride on a truck on a flooded road. Photo: Reuters 
People ride on a truck on a flooded road. Photo: Reuters 
Men ride a motorbike on a flooded road. Photo: Reuters
Men ride a motorbike on a flooded road. Photo: Reuters
Commuters walk on a flooded street. Photo: Reuters
Commuters walk on a flooded street. Photo: Reuters
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