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Rains hit rail, road traffic in Mumbai and suburbs – Times of India

As part of Unlock 3.0, the state government has allowed opening of malls, shopping complexes and market places in non-containment zones from August 5. However, due to high number of Covid cases in Kalyan-Dombivli, Thane and Mira-Bhayander, their municipal bodies have decided to keep the shutters down. Stay with us for latest updates.
* Traffic backlog on Western Express Highway at Kandivali after landslide
* BEST buses diverted on 56 routes across Mumbai due to 26 waterlogging on roads

* Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appeals to all offices and other establishments to remain shut today, except emergency services, in view of heavy rainfall forecast, reports ANI
* Waterlogging in several parts of Mumbai after heavy overnight rain

* The city corporation has also put on alert fire brigade, pumping stations and operating staff at temporarily installed 299 pumping machines.
* BMC issued suitable warnings and advisories to all coastal security agencies, disaster management department and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
* According to BMC, Mumbai city received 140.5 mm rain from 8 am on August 3 to 3 am on August 4. The Eastern and Western Suburbs recorded 84.77 mm and 79.27 mm of rainfall respectively.
Overnight rain leads to waterlogging in Mumbai; red alert in city for 2 days
With continuous rainfall all through the night people in several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe waterlogging. The weather department has sounded a red alert for today and tomorrow for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai.
All non-essential shops in city can open daily from tomorrow
From Wednesday, shops in Mumbai can stay open on all days of the week and those on all sides of the road can stay open at the same time. Liquor shops, too, can sell across the counter, the BMC has said in a circular issued on Monday on revised guidelines for the ‘unlocking’ phase.
More recoveries than cases in state for third day running
For the third day in a row, the state’s discharges were more than its fresh addition of Covid-19 cases. Maharashtra on Monday added 8,968 new cases, taking its total cases to 4,50,196 by breaching the 4.5 lakh mark. A total of 10,221 patients were discharged on Monday, taking the total discharges in the state to 2,87,030. The recovery rate of Maharashtra jumped to 63.7%, very close to the national rate of 64%.