Mumbai Rains highlights: Red alert issued in Mumbai, Thane for 24 hours due to incessant rain

Schools have been shut for the day in the wake of heavy rainfall warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Mumbai. Heavy traffic and water logging has brought the city to a standstill.Suburbs of the city recorded 131.4 mm (very heavy) rainfall over the last 24 hours (between 8.30 am on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday). “In wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for rest of the day, schools shall remain closed today. Principals of schools where students are already in, are requested to take precautions and ensure that they are sent back home carefully and safely,” Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation PRO said, according to news agency ANI.Highlights:

Suburbs of the city recorded 131.4 mm (very heavy) rainfall over the last 24 hours (between 8.30 am on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday).(Pratik Chorge/ HT Photo)
Suburbs of the city recorded 131.4 mm (very heavy) rainfall over the last 24 hours (between 8.30 am on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday).(Pratik Chorge/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:27 PM IST
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5:15 pm IST

BMC opens temporary emergency shelters at 145 schools

For stranded railway commuters, BMC has opened temporary emergency shelters at 145 schools around railway stations, where food water, seating and bedding is available for people. In some schools, medical aid is also available.

4:04 pm IST

Churchgate - Andheri train services suspended

On Western Railway, Churchgate - Andheri train services suspended due to water logging between Mahim and Matunga Road railway station. Trains between Vasai Road and Virar remain suspended due to water logging at Nalasopara railway station. Train services operating between Andheri and Vasai Road railway stations on Western Railway.

3:58 pm IST

Train operations suspended between CSMT and Thane railway stations

Central railway mainline trains continue to remain suspended between CSMT and Thane railway stations (slow and fast corridor). Trains operational between Thane- Kasara and Karjat railway stations. Harbour railway trains are still suspended between CSMT- Vadala/Goregaon railway stations. Trans harbour trains are operational between Thane - Vashi.

3:52 pm IST

7,000 residents around Mithi river evacuated

The BMC said that the residents around Mithi River have been evacuated temporarily to a safer BMC shelter. NDRF official said, “There are more than 7000 people living around the Mithi River in Kurla, Sakinaka and Marol. We are evacuating people from the slum pockets around the river.”

3:50 pm IST

Mumbai surpasses total September average rainfall share in 4 days

Santacruz weather station records 206.6mm rain, denoting extremely heavy rain category, in six hours between 8.30 am - 2.30 pm today. Meanwhile, Colaba recorded 55.6mm during the same time. Mumbai has surpassed its September average rainfall mark of 327.1mm in less than four days. The city has so far recorded 488.7mm from September 1 to 4 till 2:30 pm.

2:30 pm IST

Mumbai receives 110.97 mm rainfall

In Mumbai, between 8am and 2pm on Wednesday, the island City received 100.97mm rainfall, eastern suburbs received 131.49mm rainfall, and Western suburbs received 145.65mm rainfall, data released BMC disaster management department stated.

2:15 pm IST

NDRF rescues 1,300 people

Around 1,300 people were evacuated by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Bail Bazar in Kurla, where water levels reached four-five feet owing to the flooded Mithi river nearby, reported news agency IANS.

02:10 pm IST

Water logging in Kurla following heavy rainfall in Mumbai

A school bus seen wading through the inundated roads of Mumbai.

 

01:55 pm IST

Tulinj Police Station in Palghar district flooded

Tulinj Police Station in Palghar district was flooded following heavy rainfall in Mumbai. : ANI

 

01:35 pm IST

Tracks submerged at Sion Railway Station

Railway tracks submerged at Sion Railway Station following heavy rainfall in Mumbai.

Tracks submerged at Sion Railway Station. ( ANI Twitter )
01:14 pm IST

Red alert issued in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad

IMD has updated its forecast and issued a ‘red alert’ warning for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad with over 200mm rain expected over the next 24 hours.

01:00 pm IST

Vikhroli -Kanjurmarg railway line services stopped

“Due to continuous heavy rains and waterlogging between Vikhroli -Kanjurmarg, services on all six lines (slow, fast, 5th and 6th lines) have been stopped. Our team is assessing the situation for resumption of services as early as possible. Services are running between Thane-Kasara/Karjat,” said Central Railway.

12:40 pm IST

Konkan railway traffic hit due to land slides

Konkan route traffic hit due to mud and land slide between Nagothane and Roha because of heavy rains. Goa-bound trains have been stopped, but the Mumbai-bound trains are running.

12:30 pm IST

Trains terminated, reversed due to waterlogging at Vasai-Virar

On Western Railway, train operations have been suspended between Vasai and Virar railway stations as water level above 300 mm on railway tracks at Nalasopara railway station.

12:25 pm IST

Local services on Central Railway between Kurla and Matunga suspended

Local train services on the fast railway line on Central Railway between Kurla and Matunga have been suspended from 11.30 am. Fast local trains are being operated only uptill Kurla railway station. Waterlogging on fast railway tracks between Kurla and Sion railway stations reported. Slow train services operational with delay up till 30 minutes

12:10 pm IST

Rain affect Konkan route traffic

Konkan route traffic hit due to mud and land slide between Nagothane and Roha. Goa bound trains stopped, however, Mumbai bound line available for traffic.

11:50 am IST

Rain delays flights by 15 minutes

Rains led to minor flight delays at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) airport on Wednesday morning. Flight operations were delayed for around 15 minutes due to heavy non-stop rains.

11:46 am IST

Lowest visibility at Mumbai airport between 5 and 6 pm

According to IMD, the lowest visibility on Tuesday was 800m at the Mumbai airport between 5 and 6 pm.

11:40 am IST

Mumbai civic body workers drain out stagnated water

Workers of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation try to drain the stagnated rain water from subway using pump at Andheri in Mumbai.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation workers ( ANI Twitter )
11:32 am IST

King’s Circle inundated

King’s Circle has been inundated after the heavy rainfall.

Hemanshi Kamani/HT ( ANI Twitter )
11:30 am IST

Electricity supply to Ganesh pandals cut off

Since there has been water logging in several Ganpati pandals at Sion and Kurla, Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti, the umbrella body of all Ganpati mandals in the city, have issued instructions to Ganpati mandals asking to cut off their electric supply.

11:25 am IST

Mumbai’s Sion gets water logged as a result of heavy rainfall

Mumbai’s Sion area gets water-logged following rainfall in the city.

11:15 am IST

Water logging at Mumbai’s Hindmata, Parel

There is water logging at Hindmata, Parel, after heavy rainfall in the city today morning.

Water logging at Hindmata, Parel after the heavy rain in Mumbai today morning. ( Bhishan Koyande/HT )
11:10 am IST

Schools to remain shut for the day

As a precautionary measure in wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day too, the schools shall remain closed today. The Principals of the schools where students are already in, are requested to take all precautions and ensure that the children are sent back home carefully and safely.

11:05 am IST

Mumbai surpassed annual average rainfall on Sunday

Sunday surpassed its annual average rainfall of 2,514mm on Sunday. Last year, the city had not crossed the annual average rainfall.

11:02 am IST

Heavy rainfall for the second consecutive day in Mumbai

Heavy rainfall continues to lash Mumbai for the second consecutive day, throwing life out of gear in the city. Suburbs of the city recorded 131.4 mm (very heavy) rainfall over the last 24 hours (between 8.30 am on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday).

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