Authorities in Mumbai on Monday asked schools and colleges to remain closed as the city continued to receive heavy rainfall. While South Mumbai recorded 51.4 mm rain between 8.30 am and 11.30 am, the suburbs received 39.6 mm of rain, the Hindustan Times reported.

The Mumbai Police said SV Road – a major arterial road in the western suburbs – has been closed for traffic because of waterlogging in the Railway Colony locality. Traffic was moving slowly in areas such as Dadar, Matunga and Sion in central Mumbai due to waterlogging at Hindmata in Dadar and the Gandhi Market area in Kings Circle.

Around 300 people are stuck in their homes in Palghar district’s Vasai town as the roads were inundated. “The disaster management and Manikpur police station officials have established contact with the residents,” Palghar collector Prashant Nanavare told PTI. “A rescue team visited the area in a boat and we will continue to provide all help to the people.”

Train services to Kalyan, a city in Thane district, resumed after it was temporarily halted as part of a wall collapsed at Sandhurst Road station. The railways deployed heavy-duty pumps to clear tracks at stations such as Dadar, Matunga Road, and Goregaon. “All efforts being made to run Western Railway suburban services continuously despite heavy and incessant rainfall,” Western Railway tweeted.

The railways, however, suspended air-conditioned train services from 9 am, the Hindustan Times reported. Western Railway announced that the AC local services will resume from Churchgate after a temporary suspension on Monday morning.

Trains running on one of the three lines at Nallasopara railway station were stopped for a few hours in the morning because of submerged tracks. Services resumed at 11.30 am after the water came down to a manageable level. “However, long-distance trains are being passed from UP slow line in view of safety,” Western Railway added.

Central Railway trains were also delayed. But Public Relations Officer AK Jain said services on all the three lines of Central Railway was fine. “Officers and staff have been deputed at low-lying areas and are monitoring the situation,” he added.

The India Meteorological Department said the city and its suburbs would continue to receive heavy rainfall for one more day. “It is the highest rainfall of the season so far in 24 hours,” Met department’s Deputy Director General (Mumbai) KS Hosalikar said.

Rainfall has flooded the streets of Thane, ANI reported. The district received 141.99 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, and 25.66 mm of rain between 7 am and 8 am, the Hindustan Times reported. There was waterlogging at several places such as Panchpakhadi and Vandana bus stop.

Mumbai University announced dates for a reexamination for students who could not reach the varsity to take the Masters of Science Semester II and IV papers, the University’s Board of Examination and Assessment spokesperson said.