Mumbai Rains Highlights: Most local trains running normally, all lines opened between Vasai Road- Virar
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Mumbai Rains Highlights: Most local trains running normally, all lines opened between Vasai Road- Virar

Weather officials forecast heavy to very heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai and its surroundings on Wednesday and Thursday. Here are the live updates:

By HT Correspondents | Jul 11, 2018 23:54 IST

Mumbai got a break from heavy showers on Wednesday but many areas still remained waterlogged which affected train services in the city as tracks were inundated.

On Tuesday, IMD said heavy rain will continue to batter India’s west coast, including Mumbai, this week and parts of central India have been put on red alert with extremely heavy rainfall expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Here are the highlights:

3:13 PM IST

All train lines opened between Vasai Road-Virar

Suburban trains are running from Churchgate to Dahanu Road. Services are running normal between Churchgate- Bhayandar and Virar-Dahanu Road while it’s being run on restricted speed between Vasai Road-Virar. All lines opened between Vasai Road-Virar.

2:30 PM IST

Mumbai received highest rainfall on Tuesday: IMD

Mumbai received the highest rainfall on Tuesday, while half a dozen districts went completely dry, as per the district-wise data of Maharashtra released on Wednesday by the IMD.

The Mumbai suburbs were clobbered with 184.3 mm rainfall, against the normal of 19.4 mm, which was 850 per cent higher.

Mumbai city followed closely behind with 165.8 mm rains on Tuesday against the normal of 17.8 mm, or 831 per cent higher.

2:12 PM IST

Rainfall intensity over Mumbai, Konkan region to decrease: Met dept

It will rain for next 3-4 days in Mumbai and Konkan region but intensity will decrease. On July 13-14 intensity of rain might go up: Charan Singh, MET dept

2:00 PM IST

Two dead after car falls off bridge in Palghar

Two people were dead and three injured after a car fell off a bridge in Palghar on Tuesday, reports ANI.

1:33 PM IST

Matunga railway foot over bridge closed for public

Matunga western railway public foot over bridge was closed for public after safety audit by BMC and Railway authorities.

HT Photo/Kunal Patil

12:45 PM IST

Waterlogging in Nallasopara

12:37 PM IST

More trains rescheduled, diverted

Train no. 22917 Bandra Terminus - Haridwar Express has been rescheduled at 16.00 hours .

Train no. 22949 Bandra Terminus - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express has been rescheduled at 18.30 hours.

Train no. 12907 Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express has been rescheduled at 20.30 hours.

Train No. 19023 Mumbai Central - Firozpur Cantt of 11.07.18 will leave from Ex Valsad at 15.15 hours and remain cancelled between Mumbai Central - Valsad.

12:20 PM IST

Waterfalls, trekking spots closed in Palghar district

Waterfalls and trekking spots have been closed till September in Palghar district.

The prohibition came in the wake of last week’s incident in which one picnicker had died and over 100 tourists rescued were rescued at the Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai.

11:56 AM IST

Waterfalls, trekking and picnic spots in Thane district closed till July 31

Thane District collector Mahendra Kalyankar imposed Section 144 and Section 34 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 prohibiting people from visiting waterfalls, trekking and picnic spots in Thane district till July 31.

Guidelines issues by district collector:

•Entering the water of lakes, waterfall or dams, sitting below the waterfall, climbing to the higher edge of the water fall, swimming or entering the deep water of the waterfalls is banned. No vehicles will be allowed within one kilometer from this waterfalls or dam area.

•No selfie, photographs or videos will be allowed to be clicked from cliffs, slippery and dangerous edges of the mountains or waterfalls

11:26 AM IST

Western Railway shares list of cancelled, rescheduled trains

11:21 AM IST

Irate commuters stop train at Umroli station

Group of 200 commuters halted an express train at Umroli station as they were furious that no mail or express trains were stopping at the station.

Western Railway later permitted the stoppage of 3 express trains at Umroli.

11:15 AM IST

Two suspected to have drowned in Dombivli

Search operations are on to locate two people who are suspected to have drowned in a nullah at Nandivli, Dombivli.

“The search operation which started at 9 pm on Tuesday continued till 5.30 am. Later it has again resumed at 7.30 am today,” Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).

11:00 AM IST

Traffic moving slowly on Western Express Highway

10:50 AM IST

Trains coming towards Mumbai to halt at Virar, Nallasopara and Vasai

10:00AM IST

Traffic jam on Western Express Highway

9:45 AM IST

Trains running normal between Virar- Dahanu Road

9:43 AM IST

Several trains on Western Railway line short terminated

Train No. 12489 Bikaner - Dadar Superfast Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Vapi and remain cancelled between Vapi-Dada.

Train No. 12479 Jodhpur - Bandra Terminus Surya Nagari Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Surat and remain cancelled between Surat-Bandra Terminus

Train No. 14707 Bikaner - Bandra Terminus Ranakpur Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Valsad and remain cancelled between Valsad-Bandra Terminus

9:32 AM IST

More Western Railway trains cancelled

Train No. 59045 Bandra Terminus - Vapi Passenger of 11.07.18 has been cancelled.

Train No. 59439 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Passenger of 11.07.18 has been cancelled.

Train No. 19332 Indore - Kochuveli Express of 10.07.18 has been diverted via Surat-Jalgaon

9:29 AM IST

Services between Bhayander and Virar suspended

Train services between Bhayander and Virar have been suspended due to waterlogging: Western Railway

9:11 AM IST

Trains rescheduled, diverted on Central Railway line

8:55 AM IST

5 locals trains running from Virar for Churchgate

8:30 AM IST

Navy helps evacuate stranded commuters at Nallasopara

Navy was deployed to evacuate train commuters stranded at the Nallasopara station here due to flooding of railway tracks between Nallasopara and Vasai Road stations.

8:33 AM IST

Services of AC local trains suspended: Western Railway

Services of AC local are suspended until further information: Western Railway.

First four services of AC local trains have been cancelled till now.

Local train services have resumed up to Dahanu Road . Service between Bhayander and Virar are running slow and services between Bhayander and Churchgate are running at normal speed. Also services between Virar and Dahanu Road are running at normal speed: WR

8:28 AM IST

Central Railway local trains running 10 mins late

Local train services on central railway are running at a delay of 10 minutes.

8:15 AM IST

Local train running normal between Churchgate-Bhayandar

Local train services are running normal between Churchgate and Bhayandar on all lines on Western Railway. Water level on tracks at Nallasopara has come down but still needs to come further down. Efforts on to start trains between Vasai Road and Virar are going on . - Western Railway

7:38 AM IST

10 outstation trains cancelled

Ten outstation trains have been cancelled for today on Western Railway. These include Karnavati Express between Ahmedabad -Mumbai, Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central, Surat Intercity between Bandra Terminus and Surat.

7:30 AM IST

Local trains running at speed of 10 kmph: Western Railway

Suburban local train services started from Virar, first local towards Churchgate crossed Nalasopara at 6.22 am. Tracks are still submerged under water, 160-170 mm of water on the railway lines. Trains are running at 10 kmph speed.

7:25 AM IST

Regular services from Virar to resume after water recedes

7:17 AM IST

Power supply yet to be restored in Vasai-Virar after 24 hours

Power supply was cut in Vasai-Virar as a precautionary measure after water entered the power control room at Vasai on Tuesday. Electricity supply has not been restored even after 24 hours.

7:15 AM IST

Trains between Churchgate-Bhayander running on restricted speed

Local trains are running on restricted speed only between Churchgate - Bhayander section. Further, positions of trains may change, depending upon the weather conditions