Monsoon rain that lashed Mumbai since Tuesday evening delayed services on the heavily-used suburban train network in a city that is home to India's two biggest stock exchanges and the headquarters of several major companies.
The runway at the Mumbai global airport remained shut due the heavy rains, flooding and poor visibility, while flights took off from the secondary runway.
On Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that Mumbai was likely to witness heavy rainfall till Friday.
A Spicejet plane carrying 183 passengers overshot a wet runway here last night while landing at the airport in rain-hit Mumbai and got stuck in the mud.
Schools and colleges in the metropolitan area were ordered shut by Mr Vinod Tawde, the Education Minister for Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital. The worst was Nalasopara station in the western suburbs where a video of a mail train passing though platform level water went viral.
The met department said Mumbai city had got 210 mm rainfall, the suburbs had got 303 mm, and Dahanu near Mumbai had got 304 mm rainfall.
A 22-member Zimbabwe Under-19 team, which was supposed to reach Mumbai on Tuesday, was stuck at the Nagpur airport and later accommodated in hotels.
Mumbai Rains: Main runway of Mumbai airport still closed; total 56 flights have been diverted. More than 50 flights were cancelled due to main runway closure at the airport. In Mumbai, several regions received heavy rains including South Mumbai, Andheri, Kandivili, and Borivali.
Some intercity trains like Manmad-Mumbai Express, Gujarat Express, Saurashtra Express, Bandra-Terminus Surat Intercity Express and Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express have been cancelled, officials of the Central and Western Railways said. Mumbai Police said that traffic was by and large normal except for some traffic diversions at Aarey Colony Bridge to Roadd no. 3 and through Linking Road for SV Road. There is also a high tide warning later this afternoon at 4.45meters which could add to the flooding and delays.
An IMD official said the Santacruz observatory recorded 225.3 mm rain from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm last night.