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Mumbai rains highlights | At least 39 killed due to heavy rainfall across Maharashtra: Reports

Mumbai rains highlights: Early today, Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi declared all schools and colleges shut for the day as a precautionary measure.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 03, 2019 07:30 IST
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Mumbai was left paralysed by the incessant rain on Tuesday, which left several areas of the financial capital waterlogged and claimed 18 lives in a wall collapse in a northern suburb.

Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Sunday have thrown rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains being cancelled. Deteriorating weather forced diversion of 54 flights and cancellation of 52 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

With IMD forecasting heavy rains for Tuesday, the authorities declared a holiday in the city and adjoining regions, asking people to avoid stepping out of their houses.

Also read: Rains likely to continue, 10 updates on Mumbai rains

Highlights:

8:02 PM IST

Death toll rises to 39 due to heavy rainfall across Maharashtra: Reports

Respite seems far as death toll rises and civic issues brought Mumbai to a standstill.

6:01 PM IST

Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray says heavy rains due to climate change

Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray further added that despite the record rainfall BMC is prepared and Mumbai is recovering well.

5:58 PM IST

‘Will ask BMC to come out with time-bound policy for cleaning and maintenance of nullahs’: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM, who has faced criticism over Mumbai’s rising civic problems, said that encroachments and mangroves covering the mouth of these nullahs is responsible for stopping the flood water from flowing into the sea.

5:41 PM IST

Wall collapses in Pimpripada area in Mumbai

21 people are feared to be dead and 78 injured after a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada.

17:22 PM IST

Regular services between CSMT to Thane/Vashi resumes

Central Railways announce that train services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane/Vashi has resumed.

4:59 PM IST

NCP, Congress lash out at Shiv Sena, demand apology

Maharashtra Congess chief Ashok Chavan demanded that Shiv Sena that heads the BMC apologise to the citizens of Mumbai for “submerging” the city.

4:54 PM IST

Mumbai received record rainfall of 375.2 mm on Tuesday

This was the maximum rainfall Mumbai has seen in July since 2005.

4:03 PM IST

Mother rescued from the debris in Malad, dies

Death toll in Mumbai rains rises to 19.

3:12 pm IST

Girl trapped under debris in Malad feared dead

Three people were trapped inside - including a mother and two minor girls. While mother’s body has been recovered and one girl has been rescued alive, the other girl is feared dead inside debris.

2:33 pm IST

IMD predicts slight improvement in situation for Mumbai

IMD officials have said that Mumbaikars can expect improvement in the condition after noon today. “In last 24 hrs Colaba received 13 cm rain, Santa Cruz received 37 cm rain. From 11.30 pm-5.30 am, more than 200 mm was recorded. Situation is gradually improving. We have brought down the warning by one level. Isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai today,” KS Hosalikar, DDG at IMD told ANI.

2:30 pm IST

Python, washed away from National Park, stuck in nullah wall in Thane

A huge python, estimated to be five to six feet in length, has been found stuck in a nullah wall in Lokmanya Nagar in Thane since 7 am this morning. The rescue operation of this python is carried out by few snake rescuers, local residents, forest and fire brigade team from last seven hours, but to no avail. Local residents claim that the python was washed away from the National Park mountain, entered a local house constructed on the nullah and got stuck in the drain pipe of the nullah.

2:28 pm IST

Western Railways cancels 2 trains, short terminates 3 others

The Western Railways on Tuesday cancelled two trains and short terminated three others in latest response to the heavy downpour in the city. Among the July 2 trains cancelled are 59045 Bandra - Vapi and 69165 Panvel - Vasai Road.

2:21 pm IST

Air India’s recovery kit arrives from Mangalore

Air India’s recovery kit arrives at Mumbai. Air India engineers have now started to work to remove the aircraft which overshot the runway last night. Airport officials were waiting for the disabled aircraft recovery kit (DARK) to remove the stuck aircraft, which is only available with Air India and has reached Mumbai from Mangalore.

1:55 pm IST

Expect delays in flight operations: Mumbai airport

Officials from Mumbai airport have said that due to runway excursion by the arriving aircraft, main runway is not available and the secondary runway is being used currently. “Please expect delays in flight operations. Please check with your airline before reaching the airport,” the tweet read.

 

1:51 pm IST

Mumbai to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 48 hours: IMD

IMD’s officials statement released this afternoon predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai and suburban parts in next 48 hours. A similar situation expected for Vidarbha and Marathwada. IMD has also advised tourists to not visit mountain areas since heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Maharashtra.

1:38 pm IST

Water enters Sakinaka police station

Water entered Sakinaka police station in Mumbai as the city batters heavy deluge in monsoon. Several parts in the state are facing waterlogging and flooding due to heavy rainfall.

 

1:07 pm IST

Road caves in due to heavy rain in Powai

A road caved in Sangharsh Nagar in Chandivali in Powai due to incessant rainfall. Powai has registered 402 mm rain in last 24 hours.

1:05 pm IST

Sanjay Raut blames monsoon, not BMC for Mumbai wall collapse

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has claimed that BMC was prepared for monsoon but tragedies like wall collapse that claimed 13 lives in the city occur due to heavy downpour. “It’s not about the failure of BMC. What happened in Pune and Mumbai is an accident and the Chief Minister has announced five lakhs to the victims. It is raining so heavily that if it rains in the mountain areas, the mountain will fall. Mumbai and Pune wall collapse are accidents and they can happen anywhere,” he said.

12:57 pm IST

BMC shares BEST traffic diversion updates

BMC specifies traffic diversion routes from Sion road no 24, Gandhi market, National College Bandra, Samaj Mandir Hall, RCF Colony, Sainath road, Shell colony, Saharkar Nagar, Naik Nagar, Antop Hill sector 7, Maratha colony, Gulmohar road, Milan Subway and Sunder Vihar Pratiksha nagar.

 

12:28 pm IST

Western railways remain unaffected

Officials have claimed that there is no disruption on Western Railway. “Trains are running normal between Churchgate-Virar. Water level has come down on all 4 lines at Nallasopara. Trains are running with some delay due to low visibility in section due to heavy rains and receipt of out station trains,” officials told ANI.

12:27 pm IST

Powai lake overflows

As Powai registers 402 mm rain in last 24 hours, Powai lake has overflowed.

12:22 pm IST

Visuals: Deluged Andheri subway closed

 The flooding has resulted in closing of Andheri subway by the officials, reported ANI.

12:07 pm IST

Traffic continues to move slow across the city

No major traffic jams were reported by 11 am on Tuesday. However, abandoned vehicles by motorists caused traffic snarls. Officers said that on many roads just one lane was fit for travel as flooding was witnessed on road sides slowing the pace of vehicular traffic.

12:05 pm IST

Prepared for heavy tide, assures CM Fadnavis

After reviewing situation in rain-affected Mumbai, CM Fadnavis said, “High tide is expected at 12 noon, we’ll monitor the situation. Last night Mumbai police received 1600-1700 tweets from people, they received immediate help. BMC Disaster Mgmt worked entire night. Heavy rainfall is expected in next 2 days. We are prepared for it.”

 

12:04 pm IST

Woman trapped under debris in Malad rescued

One woman has been rescued from under the debris and has been rushed to the nearest hospital.

11:34 am IST

18 dead in Mumbai after highest rain in 10 years

At least 18 people were killed in Mumbai and Thane as the cities received heavy rains throughout the day and night on Monday forcing authorities to declare a public holiday amid forecast of more showers. According to Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials, 13 people died after a wall collapsed on a few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar village at Malad East.

11:27 am IST

Trains from Jaipur, Bhuj, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Ahmedabad terminated

Five trains including 12980 Jaipur-Bandra Terminus, 19116 Bhuj -Dadar, 12479 Jodhpur -Bandra Terminus, 14707 Bikaner -Bandra Terminus, and 12902 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central were short terminated following the heavy rain downpour.

11:10 am IST

152 BEST buses break down, including 58 stranded in water flooding roads

As monsoon mayhem strikes Mumbai, a total of 152 buses of BEST reportedly broke down on Mumbai roads. Of those, 58 were stuck in water as a result of overnight heavy downpour.

11:00 am IST

10-year-old, mother found alive in the debris in Malad

BMC, in the midst of overlooking the rescue operation, has said that the fire brigade has successfully found a lady and a child alive in the debris.

 

10:50 am IST

IMD releases present satellite images of Mumbai overcast with clouds

 

10:42 am IST

Mumbai-bound flights diverted to Bengaluru

According to officials, some Mumbai bound flights are diverted to Bengaluru. “Operation from Bengaluru to Mumbai is normal,” Kannur International Airport (KIAL) spokesperson told ANI.

10:41 am IST

Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh likely to receive rains today: IMD

While Mumbai is being battered by the monsoon rains, heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Vidarbha and east Madhya Pradesh too, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Marathwada and Odisha are also predicted to receive heavy downpour today, the weather department said.

10:40 am IST

CM Fadnavis meets people injured in Malad wall collapse

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis visits Shatabdi Hospital to meet persons injured due to Malad wall collapse incident in Mumbai. Fadnavis was accompanied by Minister Yogesh Sagar was present.

 

10:00 am IST

Mumbai records its second highest July rain in 44 years, highest in 10 years

Torrential downpour, especially in the suburbs, between Monday night and Tuesday morning led to Mumbai recording its second highest July rain over a 24-hour period since 1975 or 44 years after the 2005 deluge (July 26, 2005 floods that killed over 1,000 people), which was the highest with 944mm in 24-hours. However, the quantum of rain was the highest 24-hour July rain in 10 years. Read full story here.

9:50 am IST

Mumbai records 982.2mm rain due after exceptionally heavy overnight downpour

Exceptionally heavy overnight downpour has taken Mumbai’s rain total to 982.2mm between June 1 and July 2, 8.30am, which is in excess of 411.2mm for this period. In 24 hours, Monday 8.30am to Tuesday 8.30 am. Mumbai has now covered 47 per cent of its July average rain – 375.2mm against average rain for the month at 840.7mm.

9:45 am IST

10-year-old trapped under debris in Malad

A woman and a child were trapped under the debris of the wall, which collapsed on hutments killing 13 people in Mumbai’s Malad East early on Tuesday, officials said, as rescuers struggled to reach them. According to Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) officials, they are stuck under a heavy beam and officials are finding it difficult to enter below due to very narrow space. “One lady and child located under the debris of wall and rescue work is in progress … We are using various tools to cut and widen the space to enter below the beam and rescue the trapped lady and child,” Mumbai Fire Brigade chief PS Rahangdale said.

9:20 am IST

MU cancels scheduled exams, new dates to be announced

All scheduled exams in colleges affiliated to Mumbai University stand cancelled in the wake of holiday declared to colleges. New dates to be declared soon, says Vinod Tawde, minister, higher and technical education, Maharashtra. The Mumbai University has also postponed the exam of B.Sc Computer Science for first and second year students due to heavy rains, said an official of the Mumbai University.

9:15 am IST

1,000 people shifted, Indian Navy carries out rescue operation in Kurla

Indian Navy deploys various teams to provide assistance to rain hit and stranded people, in Kurla area following a request by BMC. About 1000 people have been shifted to safety with the help of NDRF, fire brigade, Naval teams as well as local volunteers.

 

8:51 am IST

Intense rainfall in Mumbai districts for next 2 hours

Intense spells of rainfall likely to continue in the districts of Mumbai during next two hours, says IMD.

8:45 am IST

1,000 people evacuated in Kranti Nagar, Kurla

Around 1000 people evacuated from Kranti Nagar, Kurla by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management to prevent any untoward incidents due to overflowing Mithi river.

 

8:20 am IST

Local train services affected, several trains suspended

Central railway operating services only uptill Thane railway station. Local trains services suspended between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane railway station. Western Railways is operating suburban services only between Churchgate and Virar stations. The services between Virar and Dahanu have been suspended. While harbour local trains are operational between Panvel and Vashi railway station, local trains on CSMT- Panvel Vashi have been suspended. The services on Thane-Vashi/ Panvel trans-harbour suburban corridor and between Panvel-Kharkopar corridor are operational.

Also read: Goods train derails; Mumbai-Pune trains cancelled

8:05 am IST

Mumbai airport resorts to secondary runway

Due to poor air traffic situation at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, flights not only had to be delayed but also diverted and cancelled. Meanwhile, flights are being operated from the lesser efficient- secondary runway. According to flightradar24, departure flights are delayed by an average of 120 minutes, leading to cancellation of 33 departing flights and arrival of 22 flights post midnight.

8:03 am IST

54 flights diverted as Mumbai airport witnesses poor air traffic

Mumbai airport authorities have diverted 52 flights to a nearby airport as of Tuesday morning. Few departure flights that had to be cancelled include SG 152 to Delhi, SG 704 to Varanasi, Vistara airlines UK 970 to Delhi, IndiGo’s 6e 366 to Hyderabad, Go Air’s G8 2603 and G8 2504 to Ahmedabad and G8 141 and 371 to Goa, were cancelled.

7:58 am IST

Six dead in wall collapse in Pune

Six workers were killed after a retaining wall of Sinhgad institute in Ambegaon area collapsed during midnight. According to fire brigade officials, four workers suffered injuries in the incident that came just three days after yet another wall of housing societies collapsed, killing 15 persons.

The 9-foot wall punded on shanties where the construction workers were living. The tree standing tall also collapsed due to pounded wall.

7:55 am IST

Intermittent heavy showers in Mumbai today: IMD

IMD has confirmed that clouds have been observed over north Maharashta coast including Mumbai. Citizens can expect more impact likely over south Gujarat and adjoining areas. The IMD has also predicted intermittent heavy showers in Mumbai today.

 

7:45 am IST

Mumbai records highest rainfall in 10 years

This season Mumbai received heaviest rainfall in the last decade, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claimed on Monday. The city has been witnessing heavy downpours since last four days.

 

7:40 am IST

Only emergency services to remain functional in Mumbai due to heavy rain: State Govt

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai due to the incessant rains that has affected the road traffic and railways in the city. Authorities have also advised people to avoid stepping out of their homes as the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains.

7:35 am IST

Pained to know about loss of lives in Malad Wall Collapse: Fadnavis

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis tweeted Pained to know about the loss of lives in Malad Wall Collapse incidence. My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured.

The chief minister has also announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of deceased.

 

7:30 am IST

BMC closes schools and colleges as precautionary measure

Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi has declared all schools and colleges shut for the day as a precautionary measure. School education minister Ashish Shelar confirmed late last night that all schools in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar areas will remain shut today. Several city colleges too called the day off after students complained about water logging across the city.

 

7:27 am IST

Public holiday declared in Mumbai, IMD predicts heavy rain

Authorities declare public holiday in Mumbai Tuesday after IMD forecasts heavy rain, says civic official. Officials have said that people in Mumbai should avoid stepping out of their homes Tuesday due to heavy rains.

7:25 am IST

13 killed in Mumbai, 3 in Kalyan in wall crash incidents

At least 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village in area of Malad East on Tuesday night.

“In an extremely unfortunate incident, 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village. Fire Brigade & NDRF had rushed to the spot,” tweeted BMC.