Meanwhile, suburban train services on the Central Railway (CR) mainline resumed this morning after remaining suspended for almost 20 hours due to heavy downpour. Six people, including a child, have died in Mumbai and Thane so far due to the rains.
Road traffic, which remained paralyzed on Tuesday due to water-logging and high tide, was also back to normal.
After Mumbai, South Gujarat and other areas will experience heavy rain, the IMD has said.
Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.
Girish Nagda, 46, distributor for Nirma detergent at Masjid Bunder, said: “I don’t see business picking up today even though we have got a respite from the rains”. However, she feared another downpour.
Hundreds of commuters, who were stranded since last evening in various suburban and terminus railway stations, started heading homes as local train services resumed.
The National Disaster Response Force launched a rescue mission with police to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Many people have lost their shelter as the water has come into the houses. The Railways informed that they would run trains at night for evacuation of helpless people stuck on stations.
WION reports traffic in the city has been disrupted due to heavy waterlogging in Sion, Dadar, Mumbai central, Kurla, Andheri and Sakinaka.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took an overview of the situation by visiting the Disaster Management control room.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, proved to be the saviour for lakhs of Mumbaikars, braving the chaotic traffic situation on the roads to reach them home safely, reported Mumbai Mirror.
Heavy rains also affected the immersion (visarjan) of Ganesh idols on the fifth day today.
Rainwater also flooded the King Edward Memorial Hospital in central Mumbai, forcing doctors to vacate the paediatric ward.
People wading through water logged roads in Mumbai on 29 August 2017.
Several Mumbai suburbs recorded rainfall of up to 86mm (3.4 inches) in just three hours, similar to the previous 24 hours of precipitation.