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Flights, Trains in Turmoil as Rains Hit India’s Finance Hub – Bloomberg

Many flights were canceled and trains were running late in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, on Wednesday, as rains disrupted normal life for the second time in less than a month, highlighting infrastructure challenges in India’s mega-cities.

Heavy rains are predicted in Mumbai, home to the the nation’s two largest stock exchanges and the central bank, and its suburbs in the next few hours, according to India’s weather office. Schools and colleges of Mumbai metropolitan area were ordered shut by Vinod Tawde, the education minister for Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital. Adding to the woes of the worst downpour in three weeks, high tide is forecast in the coastal city beginning noon until 6 p.m.

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