Mumbai Rain highlights: More rains forecast in city tomorrow
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring areas on Monday causing waterlogging and traffic jams at several places.Many trains were stopped and several were running late as rain waters inundated the tracks. Vehicular traffic on the roads was also redirected as many roads were closed due to flooding.An IMD forecast said there will be continuous rain in Mumbai and suburbs for rest of Monday and Tuesday.Highlights:
Western line train services running normally
Western Railway suburban services are running normal with minor delay due to low visibility in some areas. There is no water logging or disruption in the section.4:25 PM IST
Low visibility at airport, but no warning for flights yet: Official
Visibility at Mumbai airport was “not very good” but flights were operating according to schedule, a MeT official said, adding no warning has been issued for the aviation sector so far.4:15 PM IST
Mumbai University to reschedule exams
The Mumbai University said examinations will be rescheduled for students who could not appear for it today.3:58 PM IST
Central Railway cancels, reschedules long-distances trains
22106 Pune-Mumbai Indrayani Express scheduled for 6.35pm on 9.7.2018 and 22105 Mumbai-Pune Indrayani Express scheduled for 5.40 am on 10.7.2018 have been cancelled due to heavy rains.
12141 LTT-Patliputra Express scheduled for 11.35pm on 9.7.2018 has been rescheduled for 1am on 10.7.2018 (delayed by 1 hour 25 minutes).
11093 CSMT-Varanasi Mahanagari Express scheduled for 12:10am on 10.7.2018 is rescheduled for 4am on 10.7.2018 (delayed by 3 hours 50 minutes).
15066 Panvel-Goprakhpur Express scheduled for 5.50pm on 9.7.2018 rescheduled for 9pm on 9.7.2018 (delayed by 3 hrs 10 minutes).3:45 PM IST
BEST bus services restored in Lower Parel, Kurla
BEST bus services have been restored on NM Joshi Marg between Gawade chowk, Lower Parel station via Senapati Bapat Marg. Bus services on Bale Bazar, Kale Road in Kurla West via Sakinaka LBS road have also resumed.3:30 PM IST
South Mumbai and suburbs record ‘heavy’ rain
South Mumbai recorded 78.6 mm rain and suburbs recorded 68.1 mm between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm on Monday, categorised as ‘heavy’ rain.2:50 PM IST
Local train services running on all lines with up to 30 minutes delay
Local train services running with delays. Trans-harbour line services on CR’s Thane-Vashi section are running about 5-10 minutes late while the Western railway services are about 20-30 minutes late due to flooding in the tracks at Nallasopara .2:25 PM IST
Train service hit near Dadar station due to technical glitch in CR
Central Railway’s train service badly hit due to technical snag near Dadar station. Kalyan-bound slow train stranded on tracks.2:10 PM IST
Mumbai Disaster Management Unit tweets about bus diversions1:55 PM IST
Watch video: Precautionary holiday declared for schools, colleges in Mumbai1:45 PM IST
Waterlogging at Andheri subway
Rain water enters Mitaghar village in Vasai
Mitaghar village in Vasai cut off after rain water enters . Disaster Management team in rubber boats are reaching the village with food packets, water.
Dahanu receives highest rainfall in the country in last 24 hours
Dahanu in Palghar recorded 354 mm rain (extremely heavy rainfall between 8.30 am Sunday and 8.30 am Monday - the highest rainfall recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, according to IMD.12:45 PM IST
AC local service to resume from 2:55 pm
Western Railways announced to resume air conditioned local service from 2.55pm12:40 PM IST
Western Railways resume Churchgate-bound fast local services
As flood level reduced to 130mm at Nallasopara, WR has resumed Chuchgate-bound fast local services from there with restricted speed.11:49 AM IST
South Mumbai receives 51.4 mm rain in 3 hours
South Mumbai recorded 51.4mm rain between 8.30 am and 11.30 am and suburbs 39.6 mm.11:41 AM IST
Holiday declared for schools, colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region
11:37 AM IST
Precautionary holiday declared for schools, colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region for the safety of the students due to the heavy rainfall experienced in the city and the suburban areas. Heavy rains forecasted, every one is advised to stay safe.— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) July 9, 2018
Graph of location wise rainfall diversion
Traffic jam on Ghodbunder Road
Kalyan-bound local trains running again
Kalyan-bound local trains are running again after it was halted as part of a wall collapsed at Sandhurst Road station.11:00 AM IST
CCTV footage emerges of woman on bike crushed under bus
A 40-year-old pillion rider was crushed to death by a speeding private bus after she fell off a two-wheeler that hit a pothole during heavy rains in Kalyan of Maharashtra’s Thane district on Saturday.10:53 AM IST
Western Railway suspends AC train services
Western Railway suspended AC train services from 9 am onwards.
However, express and locals from Palghar, Dahanu were moving slowly towards Mumbai.10:49 AM IST
Wall collapses on railway line at Sandhurst Road
A wall collapsed on railway line at Sandhurst Road on Central Railway. Dadar-bound slow local trains stopped.10:35 AM IST
Waterlogging at Hindmata area
Water level reaches six inches at Hindmata. Five dewatering pumps are in operation at Hindmata catchment. BMC has opened 4 manholes.
Train services slow between Kalwa and Mumbra stations
Slow train services between Kalwa and Mumbra stations on Central Railway came to halt due to water logging on tracks.
10:14 AM IST
Trains are still running. It's with caution between kalwa and Thane as a precautionary measure— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 9, 2018
Operations at Juhu aerodrome suspended till 3 pm
Due to bad weather, operations of private, chartered aircraft and choppers at Juhu aerodrome have been suspended till 3pm.10:04 AM IST
Trains stopped at Nallasopara station, local services delayed by 15-20 mins
Railway says up to 180mm water in tracks at Nallasopara.
10:00 AM IST
In view of water 180 mm above rail level due to incessant rains, traffic on UP fast line at Nallasopara Station has been stopped resulting in delay of 15-20 mins in local services & regulation of various Mumbai bound trains at/beyond Virar. Caution order working on other 3 lines pic.twitter.com/E7QaALslnm— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
Rains to continue throughout the day: IMD
Continuous rain with heavy to very rain at a few places and extremely heavy rain at one or two places in Mumbai and suburbs for rest of Monday and Tuesday.9:58 AM IST
Waterlogging at several places in Mumbai
Waterlogging at Andheri subway, Hindamata, Mulund station, King Circle (Gandhi market), Sion, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Matunga.9:48 AM IST
Several roads closed, traffic diverted
Due to flooding at Kings circle Gandhi market, north bound road from Maheshwari Udyan to Sion hospital has been closed.
The traffic has been diverted through Bhaudaji Road and Southbound through the flyover.
Andheri Subway has also been closed due to water logging.
The traffic has been diverted through Bhaudaji Road and Southbound through the flyover. Andheri Subway has also been closed due to water logging. The traffic has been diverted through SV road.9:44 AM IST
No fast trains from Virar towards Churchgate
Fast trains from Virar to Churchgate were not operating.9:41 AM IST
12 trains stopped at Virar station and beyond
9:30 AM IST
Due to water above 180mm on UP fast line at Nallasopara, Trains 12910,22452,14707,12954,12922,19038,12484,22956,12228,12479,93008,71088 regulated at/beyond Virar. Inconvenience deeply regretted @drmbct #WRUpdates— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
Colaba gets 170.6 mm rain in 24 hours
According to IMD, Colaba received 170.6 mm rainfall in 24 hours between 8.30 am Sunday and 8.30 am Monday, its highest 24-hour rainfall for this season. Santa Cruz received 122.0 mm of rainfall.9:10 AM IST
Heavy traffic jam at Kharghar
Heavy traffic near Kopra Bridge in Kharghar. People stuck in jam for more than 20 minutes.9:08 AM IST
Several trains halted due to waterlogging
Several trains have been halted due to waterlogging on tracks between Virar and Nallasopara.
Vaitarna station - Rajdhani Express
Saphala- Bikaner Ranakpur Express
Kelva Road : Dahanu -Churchgate local
Palghar station : Panvel DMU
Boisar : Surat Mumbai Flying Ranee
Vangaon : Dahanu- Borivali local
1/2 Due to very heavy rains since last night, water on tracks at Nallasopara. Traffic on UP fast line stopped as water reached 180 mm above rail level. Trains running on other 3 lines at Nallasopara on restricted speed. #WRUpdates @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
8:55 AM IST
2/2 Due to water over 180 mm on Up fast line at Nallasopara, traffic stopped on it, hence there is delay of about 15 mins in suburban trains. Other 3 lines at Nallasopara working with trains running on restricted speed #WRUpdates @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
Travel only if necessary, says traffic police; vehicular movement affected
Traffic police advises Mumbaikars to venture on the roads only if necessary.
Traffic was building on the Western Express way, SV Road and Link Road. Traffic at Dadar, Matunga and Sion was also moving at a slow pace due to waterlogging in Hindmata at Dadar and Gandhi Market area in Kings Circle.8:48 AM IST
Waterlogging outside Dombivli station
There was waterlogging outside Dombivli railway station.8:29 AM IST
Waterlogging at Nallasopara station
Tracks submerged underwater.
Central Railways trains running late
Central Railways trains are running late by 15-20 minutes.8:12 AM IST
Western Railway train services running normal
Trains are running at restricted speed at Nallasopara due to water on tracks causing some delay.
8:08 AM IST
WR Suburban services are running normal. There is no disruption due to rains #WRUpdates— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
Heavy rains in Thane
Thane received 141.99 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, 25.66 mm in the last one hour. There was waterlogging at several places including Panchpakhadi and Vandana bus stop.
43-year-old old Chandrakant Janu Gurav died after falling in a well near Wanicha Pada in Thane’s Yeoor Hill area on Sunday evening.
The World Tribal Day is observed on August 9. However, for the tribals of Shahapur, the day was nothing more than a sham. The school children of three tribal hamlets of Shahapur in Thane district cannot attend school during monsoon as the only way to reach it is by crossing a river. Over 25 children from Bhitarwadi and Kothewadi hamlets of Shahapur lose connectivity to the other villages and the main road during the monsoon.
Over six lakh traffic violators who failed to pay the fine for flouting traffic rules have been served notice by the Thane Traffic Police. The police have asked these rule violators to pay the fine before August 15 or they would be called to the Lok Adalat to be held on August 16. The six lakh violators are from Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi and Mumbra.
The residents travelling to Pune or Goa will have to take an alternate route that passes via Uran Phata instead of the usual Mumbai–Pune Expressway, as per the directives of the Navi Mumbai Traffic Police. Motorists travelling to Pune as well as Goa are therefore asked to plan their travel by going through the alternate route via Uran Phata – Killa Junction – Gavan Phata – Palspe.
Cycling for passion or for keeping oneself fit is very common. But there is an extreme form of this sport, which is cycling for days together through rough terrains, unforeseen climatic conditions and weather. Kharghar-based an advocate by profession, Kabir Rachure, has finished third in the Race Across America – world's toughest cycling competition that tests the riders' endurance level by cycling for 5,000 km in a span of 12 days.
Mumbai Tipplers in Maharashtra seem to be loving beer more than other types of booze. The sales of beer have seen the healthiest growth in this financial year, compared to other categories of liquor like wine, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country liquor same time last year. In Maharashtra, beer consumption stands at 1,271.47 lakh bulk litres up from just 582.60 LBL, which translates into a rise of 118.24 per cent.