NEW DELHI, Aug. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Even as the monsoon fury battered Mumbai limped back to normalcy on Tuesday, the number of people who died because of the rains in India's Financial capital rose to 436, bringing the death toll in Maharashtra to 942, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported from Mumbai.
Besides Mumbai, the week-long heavy downpour also
took a heavy toll in other parts of Maharshtra, with Navi Mumbai (a sub-city),
Thane and Raigarh districts witnessing 60, 206 and 136 deaths respectively.
However, Tuesday gave Mumbaikars the much-needed
respite from the rains as rail, road and air services functioned without
The cloud cover in Mumbai began to decrease but the
gusty winds would blow at a speed of 50 km per hour, the meteorological
department said, adding that fishermen have been warned not to venture out into
Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange commenced on a
normal noteand attendance in banks and offices was better than Monday.
Meanwhile, The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
said in Pune that there was a possibility of revival of monsoon with a building
of a low pressure area in the north of the Bay of Bengal shortly.
In the next two days, there would be a decreasing
trend in rainfall over Maharashtra. However, thereafter there can be another
spell of heavy rainfall in parts of the state, IMD director A.B. Mazumdar said.