Shiv Sena MLA from Chandivali, Dilip Lande on Saturday made a contractor sit on a waterlogged road and asked workers to dump garbage on him after a road was waterlogged due to improper drainage cleaning.
Speaking to ANI, Lande said that he asked his workers to dump the garbage on the contractor because he didn't do his job properly.
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Heavy rains, coupled with thunderstorm and strong winds, lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Saturday, leading to disruption of train and bus services as tracks and roads got waterlogged at several locations.
By evening, the rains subsided and the train traffic had returned to normal. The Met department in the evening downgraded its earlier warning of "extremely heavy rain" for the next two days.
A Central Railway spokesperson said the suburban train services between Dadar and Kurla stations on the main line were suspended for some time after the water rose above the track level A Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) official said that several of its buses had to be diverted due to water-logging at some points.
The Central Railway official said, "Due to more than 61.21 mm rainfall in one hour, coupled with a high tide of 4.34 metres at 1.32 pm and closing of Mithi river floodgates, water level rose on track between Kurla and Sion."
The suburban services on the Harbour line also slowed down due to water-logging near Chunabhatti station.
The operations of local trains on other sections of the main line and other routes, including the Thane-Vashi line, were normal, he added.
A Western Railway spokesperson said the suburban services on its corridors ran without any disruption.
Water-logging was witnessed at several locations in Bandra east, Hindmata, King's Circle, Kurla Kamani and Wadala.
Five incidents of house collapse and nine incidents of short circuit were reported till 6 pm, BMC officials said.
The India Meteorological Department, meanwhile, downgraded its rain alert for the city and neighbouring Thane for the next two days. The "red alert" warning of "extremely heavy" rain was downgraded to "orange alert" of heavy or very heavy rain.
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