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'Orange alert' issued in Mumbai;  heavy to very heavy rains in the forecast!

The city has been hit hard by the rains, resulting in waterlogging & traffic issues across the city.

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.

More than 1,000mm of rainfall recorded in Mumbai till now

As per reports, IMD's recording station in Santa Cruz registered more than 50mm of rainfall in a span of eight hours ending at 5:30 PM on Wednesday. On the other hand, around 1mm of rainfall was logged in the same stretch of time on Thursday, marking a considerable reduction from the previous day. Upon aggregation, more than 1,000mm of rainfall has been marked in this month alone and this is the fourth year when the city has breached the said statistic.

Reportedly, over 2,000mm of rainfall has been recorded in Mumbai since June, which is about 90% of the net monsoon target. As a direct consequence of rains in Mumbai and Konkan regions of Maharashtra, waterlogging on railway tracks led to a halt in Central Railway Services. Further, the Mumbai local services were disrupted during the early hours on Thursday and the facilities restarted operations in the latter half of the day, once the stability was restored.

Multiple lakes overflow in Mumbai due to excessive water accumulation

As per reports, Modak Sagar and Tansa lakes overflowed recently while Tulsi lake and Vihar lake witnessed similar circumstances due to excessive water accumulation in the past. Reportedly, the excessive rains led to the floods and the waters penetrated to shops, houses and other complexes. Additionally, the recent rains have also led to traffic jams and disruptions on the Mumbai-Goa highway and Mumbai-Nashik highway.

Regal & divine, Indore's Khajrana Temple is a must-visit for lovers of history & mythology!

Kharajana Temple has gained popularity by a legend that says that all wishes prayed for here, come true!

Revered as one of the holiest pilgrimage shrines in Indore, the Khajrana Ganesh Temple is a prominent centre of faith and devotion in the city. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Kharajana house of worship has gained popularity by a legend that says that all wishes prayed for here, come true. Said to be over nearly 3 centuries, the temple is always abuzz with activity and welcome believers and explorers from across the world!

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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