At least 5 people have been killed in what is being termed as the worst floods in Mumbai since 2005. The Met Department has sounded a “red alert” for heavy rains today in the maximum city, which reported nearly 300 mm of rain in some parts on Tuesday. As a precaution, schools and colleges have been closed with the Maharashtra government asking all non-essential government staff to stay at home if the rain persists.
Dabbawalas won’t operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday. Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association
Metro rail services also functioning normally between Andheri and Ghatkopar (ANI)
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