Torrential rains continued to batter Mumbai for the second day, severely affecting the flight operations, delaying the suburban rail services, and disrupting the road traffic.
The incessant downpour led to the cancellation of over 70 flights as the main runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport remained non-operational.
The government instructed all schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region to remain closed today.
A day after Mumbai witnessed heavy rains, the city's dabbawalas have canceled their deliveries today owing to the disruption of the suburban rail services.
Over 5,000 dabbawalas deliver more than 2,00,000 tiffins to office-goers every day; the tiffin delivery men use the local trains to deliver lunchboxes.
Mumbai Dabbawala Association spokesperson, Subhash Talekar, said their services would resume tomorrow.
Following the stringent implementation of MahaRERA (Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority), stocks of realty firms in Mumbai were trading higher on BSE on expectations of a significant shift in the sector favoring organized players.
Established players are expected to benefit from MahaRERA and gain good business.
Also, small realty firms are merging their projects with large, established developers for complying with MahaRERA.