No Dabba delivery by Mumbai Dabbawalas amid heavy rain

Mumbai, Sept 20: Amid heavy rain in Mumbai that has caused huge devastation, Mumbai Dabbawalas will not deliver Dabba, said Subhash Talekar, Mumbai Dabbawala Association Spox. 

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai, entire coastal Konkan region and parts of western Maharashtra affecting normal life and hitting flight operations, officials said here on Wednesday. This comes exactly a month after the Mumbai deluge of August 19 and 20.  Flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMI) took a major hit owing to the downpour, poor visibility, strong winds since Tuesday evening. The city's critical lifeline, the suburban trains and the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services were also reported running with delays. The IMD has forecast heavy and widespread rains over large parts of Maharashtra and surroundings till Saturday. It said south Mumbai could experience very heavy rains on Wednesday. As a precautionary measure, Education Minister Vinod Tawde late on Tuesday announced closure of all schools and colleges in Mumbai metropolitan region for the day.