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The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an 'orange alert' in the city, which indicates that heavy to very heavy rains are expected in sparsely populated regions in Mumbai today. Further, reports state that the central weather forecaster has announced a yellow alert for Mumbai for Saturday and Sunday, with possibilities of heavy showers at isolated locations. Reportedly, the city has been hit hard by the continued effect of the monsoons, with issues of waterlogging and traffic snarls cropping up throughout the city.

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A study by doctors at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital shows that the lungs of the majority of COVID patients are likely to show signs of improvement within three months. This also extends to patients who contracted post-COVID pneumonia and the recovery extends to both structure and function of the lungs. This research study has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, Lung India and now the team aims to expand the sample size for which almost 300 patients have been registered.

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Driven by the relentless efforts of MMRC officials, Mumbai Metro expansion plans have speeded up in the past few months. As per the latest developments, 97% of tunneling work on the longest and the completely underground Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Mumbai Metro 3 corridor has been completed. The officials informed about the current progress on Wednesday, after the materialisation of the 39th breakthrough at Mahalaxmi.

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Mumbai's local train service wore a dampened look on Monday morning amid intermittent bouts of heavy showers overnight. As per reports, severe cases of track washout with waterlogging, mud, slush and boulders obstructed the smooth running of suburban central locals in Titwala, Igatpuri and Ambernath-Lonavala section. Other trains of the central network along the Khardi, Umbermali and Kasara sections were also suspended on Wednesday night, in wake of intense rainfall activity.

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With the ongoing effect of the monsoons, heavy rains continue to lash across Mumbai and different areas of Maharashtra. As per the latest reports, the Indian India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a 'red alert' in five districts of the state and an 'orange alert' in the capital city Mumbai. It has been reported that the central weather forecaster has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in sparsely populated areas of Raigad, Pune and few other districts on Wednesday and Thursday.

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In a move to assure upgraded journeys to the commuters, the Indian Railways announced on Monday that Rajdhani Express trains equipped with advanced Tejas smart coaches, are being made functional. As a part of this project, the current compartments of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Special Express have been replaced with state-of-the-art Tejas-type sleeper coaches. While this train already ranks at the top of the available services, the latest addition will definitely revolutionise the travel experience.

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As heavy showers continue to hamper the usual business in the city through the past four days, Mumbai residents are faced with umpteen difficulties. Adding to the unforeseen events, nearly 100 students could not sit for the annual IPMAT entrance exams for admissions to IIM Indore, as a direct consequence of the rains. Now, the troubled students are trying to seek help from IIM-Indore Director, Professor Himanshu Rai, and the Union Education Minister.

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The non-stop rains that gripped Mumbai last weekend, have reminded many of the 2005 flood situation in the city. On Sunday, the BMC Disaster Control reported that rain fury severely hit Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region for several hours since midnight. The road, rail and air traffic were crippled across all regions as the night sky opened up with thunder, lightning and heavy cloudburst-like rain.

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A small town situated near the Maharashtra-Goa border, Sawantwadi was the kingdom of the erstwhile Khem Sawant royal family. A major attraction for tourists who visit this place is the local Ganjifa art, woodwork painting and lacer work, which traces its origin to the 18th-century. If you are looking to step away from the city bustle, then Sawantwadi makes for the perfect getaway, given that you observe COVID-appropriate behaviour.

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With heavy rains stretching over a long period of time through Thursday and Friday, Mumbai witnessed the heaviest downpour of the season. As per reports, 253.3 mm of rainfall was marked in the 24 hours ending on Friday morning, as per the observations of the automatic weather station in Santacruz. Notably, Mumbai registered the second-largest magnitude of daily rainfall for July, in a span of the last 10 years.

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Authorities in Maharashtra have scrapped off the rule to produce negative RT-PCR test reports if passengers are fully vaccinated. Visitors that have received both doses of the anti-viral shot at least 15 days before travel and have the COWIN portal certificate to authenticate the same, do not require to produce the negative test reports for entry into the state. This new protocol is valid for both, domestic and international flyers, read reports.

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