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ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 2 July 2017

Rail, road traffic hit after 7 days of continuous rain; 5-year record rain in Pune

Pune: Maharashtra experienced incessant rain on the seventh consecutive day with normal road and rail traffic being affected in many parts of the State.

Pune has received 214 mm rainfall since the beginning of the season this year (June 1), which is a five-year-old record. State capital Mumbai city has received 571 mm rainfall and Mumbai suburbs have received 665 mm rainfall since the beginning of the season this year. Rail traffic on the suburban section has been hit many times this season.

Rail, road traffic hit after 7 days of continuous rain; 5-year record rain in Pune

Pune: Maharashtra experienced incessant rain on the seventh consecutive day with normal road and rail traffic being affected in many parts of the State.

Pune has received 214 mm rainfall since the beginning of the season this year (June 1), which is a five-year-old record. State capital Mumbai city has received 571 mm rainfall and Mumbai suburbs have received 665 mm rainfall since the beginning of the season this year. Rail traffic on the suburban section has been hit many times this season.

In the past 24 hours, the State saw massive rainfall in the north Maharashtra region, with Nashik getting 47 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. Ratnagiri in Konkan received 886 mm rainfall in the past one month, which again is on the higher side compared to the usual June average. This is also a record of sorts.

Most badly affected was the Mumbai-Pune Expressway this weekend, where the ghat section, because of falling debris had to keep some section of the highway shut for vehicular traffic.
Rail traffic was affected in Konkan region of the State because of heavy landslides in some sections of the region. The met department has warned of further heavy showers in various parts of the State, especially Konkan region and Madhya Maharashtra, in the next 24 to 36 hours.

The farmers in the State seem happy as the Kharif sowing season has got off to a good start with this good spell of monsoon, however, some agricultural experts made it clear that some bit of dry spell is now needed for the farmers to finish their work. 

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