Mumbai rains Highlights: Heavy rains forecast till Thursday
The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. Here are the highlights:
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Local train services, flights and road traffic in Mumbai were hit yet again as rained lashed the city and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday.
Around 2,000 passengers of two long-distances Mumbai bound trains were rescued after they were stranded between Nallasopara and Vasai stations of the Western Railway.
In the neighbouring Palghar district, where several villages have been inundated due to heavy rains, various authorities rescued over 400 people.
The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for the city till Thursday.
Stranded passengers at Kelve Road station provided food
Passengers of Gujarat Mail and Duronto Express at Kelve Road station provided food by members of Terapanthi Jain Sabha, Lions Club and Rail Prawasi Sangh, says Western Railway. These trains were regulated there due to high water level on tracks at Nallasopara.
WR provides dinner for stranded passengers at Naigon station
Over 400 rescued in Palghar district, 2 dead
Various authorities have rescued 400 people from Mithaghar, 66 from Manickpur area in Vasai town, and around 60 people from Rajavali village on Tuesday, said the spokesperson of Palghar Police.
Among the rescued people was a pregnant woman who needed urgent medical attention, an official said. The woman was rescued from Mithagar area in a boat and was shifted to hospital by police and fire brigade personnel.
The body of a villager who died due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday was brought to a Palghar hospital by boat as ambulances could not reach the flooded village, another official said. Another villager who went missing near a waterfall was declared dead on Tuesday.
2000 long-distance train passengers rescued from near Nallasopara
Around 2000 passengers of two long-distance trains, Shatabdi Express and Vadodara Express, were rescued in a joint operation by the NDRF, police and fire brigade personnel.
The trains got stuck between Nallasopara and Vasai stations of Western Railway due to waterlogging of tracks.
Special train with 2000 food packets for stranded passengers in Nallasopara
“A special train, carrying about 2000 food packets, prepared in Base Kitchen of Mumbai Central has been plied from Mumbai Central to Naigaon for the passengers of trains stranded due to waterlogging at Nallasopara,” says Western Railway.
120 people rescued from Palghar’s Bhoidapada
120 people have been rescued from Palghar’s Bhoidapada by the fire brigade, NDRF and the local police, reports ANI. The area was waterlogged after heavy rain.
Heavy rains claim 4 lives in Yavatmal district
Four persons have been washed away since Sunday in Yavatmal as heavy rains lash the district, authorities said on Tuesday. Several rivers and streams in the district are flooded.
Tracks go under water every monsoon, why no measures taken: HC
Tracks submerge under water every monsoon, paralysing the local train services in Mumbai, but the Railways has not taken any concrete steps to prevent it, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday.
“Why cannot the Railways identify such spots and elevate the tracks?” Justice Kulkarni asked.
If the Railways were not able to manage this, it should consider privatisation, the court said.
WR ropes in Army to move passengers from Nallasopara to Vasai station
The western railway has roped in the army to remove stranded passengers from Naasopara railway station to Vasai Road railway station on the Western line. The 400 passengers evacuated by NDRF are currently at Nalasopara station.
“There is water logging even outside the railway stations which is why we are not able to transport the passengers. We have requested the army to get their trucks with which we can transport the passengers from Nalasopara to Vasai Road station,”said AK Gupta, Western Railway general manager.
WR arranges buses for passengers of long-distances trains
WR has arranged 6 buses for bringing psngrs of regulated UP trns from Surat to Borivali in view of suspension of rail traffic due to high water level on rly tracks at Nallasopara. Buses are also being arranged from Vapi, Billimora & Dahanu Road to bring psngrs to Mumbai. @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Evening train services on Central line
Central Railway says train services on its main line are running with 15-20 minute delay. The Harbour line is running with a 10-15 minute delay while trains on the Transharbour line are on time.
BEST diverts bus routes
WR arranging buses for Vadodara Express, Shatabdi passengers
Wester Railways is arranging buses from Vasai Road and Virar for the passengers of Vadodara Express and Shatabdi Express to take them out from Nallasopara.
450 passengers of Vadodara Express rescued: WR
About 450 passengers have been rescued by team of NDRF from 12928 Vadodara Express which is standing between Nallsopara & Virar amidst water logging. All passengers have been brought to Nallasopara station . Buses are being arranged to transport them. @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
NDRF rescue operations in Vasai
NDRF personnel have launched rescue operations in Vasai taluka in Palghar district neighbouring Mumbai which witnessed 240 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, ending this morning. The water level is expected to recede by this evening.
Around 300 people were stuck in their homes in Vasai on Monday due to water-logging in the area.
Air India Express flight overshoots runway at Mumbai airport
“Air India Express flight IX 213 from Vijaywada to Mumbai, landed and came to halt deep into the runway at 2:51 pm, overshooting the runway. Now Air India Express Engineering team is inspecting the aircraft at Mumbai airport. All passengers are safe,” says KS.Sunder, CEO Air India Express.
According to a Mumbai Airport official, it was carrying out operations from the secondary runway 14 due to the maintenance work at the main runway 27.
“The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain, the aircraft could stop only at the stopway,” the airline said.
BEST bus services restored in Hindmata, Wadala
BEST bus services restored near Hindmata cinema via the flyover and Sharada cinema, on Wadala bridge and on Fitwala road via Senapati Bapat Marg.
Update: List of Western Railway trains cancelled
Train No. 12961 Mumbai Central - Indore Avantika Express
Train No. 12962 Indore - Mumbai Central Avantika Express
Train No. 22945 Mumbai Central - Okha Saurashtra Mail
Train No. 22946 Okha - Mumbai Central Saurashtra Mail
Train No. 12927 Mumbai Central - Vadodara Express
Train No. 12928 Vadodara - Mumbai Central Express
Train No. 12268 Rajkot - Mumbai Central Duronto Express
Train No. 12267 Mumbai Central - Rajkot Duronto Express
Train No. 12954 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Mumbai Central August Kranti Rajdhani
BJP’s Sambit Patra, Keshav Upadhye wade through water in Dadar
BJP’s Sambit Patra and Keshav Upadhye were seen wading through water to reach BJP’s office in Dadar East.
BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and Maharashtra State Spokesperson Keshav Upadhye seen wading through water while they were going to Mumbai BJP's office in Dadar East, earlier today. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/wdlcOcnn2R— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2018
Confident we’ll be able to maintain train services in Mumbai and outside: CR
“Mumbai local is the life line of the city.The entire team of Central Railways have worked hard to ensure uninterrupted services. We are confident that we will be able to maintain train services not only in Mumbai city but also outside,” says DK Sharma, general manager of Central Railways.
NDRF, RPF teams bring Vadodara Express passengers to Nallasopara
NDRF team and Railway Protection Force staff have brought passengers of 12928 Vadodara Express , which is stranded between Nallasopara and Virar, to Nallasopara station. Buses have been arranged to take them to the nearest station for further commute using suburban services.
Govt closely monitoring situation, says CM Fadnavis
The Maharashtra government is keeping a close watch on the situation in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, especially in Palghar district, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state assembly today.
The Palghar district administration is on alert and arrangements are being made to help the affected people, he said.
Currently, there is a high tide (off the coast of Mumbai), he said, adding that suction pumps are functioning at full capacity. The chief minister said an additional 150 pumps have been deployed to drain out rain water from flooded areas.
Waterlogging in Worli, Null Bazaar
Waterlogging reported in several parts of the city including NM Joshi Marg in Worli, Mohd Ali Rd near JJ Police station and Null Bazaar.
Harbour, Main lines running late, Transharbour on time
Summary till now:— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
Morning peak position:
Transharbour - On time
Harbour - 15-20 minutes late
Main line - 15-20 minutes late
Afternoon position from 12 to 3 pm:
Transharbour - On time
Harbour - 25-30 minutes late
Main line - 30-40 minutes late
Railway tracks at Parel station under 7 inches of water
Parel station had up to 8 inch water above track level on slow track about an hour before. It has came down to 7inch now.
NDRF team reaches Nallasopara
About 35 members of NDRF have reached Nallasopara to help WR to provide relief to the passengers & carry out other relief/rescue measures @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Trains on Harbour, Main line running very slow
Trains are crawling due to flooding of tracks and point failures at Wadala and Parel trains on Harbour and Main lines. Slow trains on Main line are taking two hours to complete journey instead of normal 35 minutes.
Over 300 flights affected
A total of 318 departing flights were affected with an average delay of 53 minutes. 89 arriving flights have been delayed by around 25 minutes.
Waterlogging at Dadar area
More Western Railway trains cancelled
Some of the cancelled trains are:
Train No. 19024 Firozpur Cantt. - Mumbai Central
Train No. 12972 Bhavnagar Terminus - Bandra Terminus Express has been cancelled between Dahanu Road - Bandra Terminus.
Train No. 19708 Jaipur- Bandra Terminus Aravali Express has been cancelled between Palghar - Bandra Terminus.
Train No. 19018 Jamnagar - Bandra Terminus Saurashtra Janata Express has been cancelled between Virar - Bandra Terminus.
12955 Mumbai Central - Jaipur
22927 Bandra T- Ahmedabad
22928 Ahmedabad- bandra T
12956 Jaipur- Mumbai Central
12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express
12936 Surat-Bandra of has been cancelled
Train No. 69164 Dahanu Road - Panvel MEMU
Train No. 12953 Mumbai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express
Train No. 12936 Surat - Bandra Terminus Express
Central Railway issues update on cancelled trains
Food packets distributed to passengers
Catering arrangements were set up for passengers at Dahanu Road station.
NDRF’s help sought to rescue stranded train passengers
Railway has approached NDRF for help to rescue passengers stranded on two trains between Vasai to Virar stations. The trains numbers are 12009 and 12928.
“Due to lack of approached road in the area we are neither able to rescue them nor reverse the trains as water level is above 500 mm,”said Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer of Western Railway.
Teams of NDRF & Coast Guards have been approached to provide relief/all possible help to the stranded passengers of 12928 Vadodara Express which is standing between Nallasopara-Virar. Snacks etc will be provided to the passengers of the train (being arranged from Andheri) @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Navy says no assistance sought so far, is on standby
Our rescue teams, diving teams and air effort are on standby. No assistance has been sought so far. Indian Navy spokesperson
Catering stalls at stations asked to keep stock of food items
All catering stalls at stations have been asked to keep stock of food items available & close monitoring is being ensured at stations beyond Virar where trns are regulated. Arrangements have been made with the help of NGOs also for providing Snacks, water and Tea for passengers. pic.twitter.com/xgBL4El70W— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Trailer skids off road, lands on building terrace in Navi Mumbai
A trailer lost control and skidded off the road landing on the terrace of the power supply station at Ekta Vihar, CGS Complex Sector 25 CBD, in Navi Mumbai.
One person succumbs to injuries in the accident at Kongaon
One person has died in the accident where a tanker had overturned on an autorickshaw at Kongaon on the Bhiwandi bypass road in the morning.
IMD revises warning, extremely heavy rainfall likely at few places
IMD said continuous rain with heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at a few places, and extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over the city and suburbs.
In its previous warning, it said warned of extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.
No cyclone warning for Mumbai: BMC disaster management unit
BMC’s disaster management unit clarified that no cyclone warning has been issued for Mumbai.
Moreover the Mumbai sea link is not closed for traffic.
Water reaches knee-deep level at Belapur area
Heavy waterlogging at Belapur area as people wading through knee-deep water at the entrance of Cidco office premises.
Navi Mumbai schools running in afternoon shift closed
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has ordered all schools running in afternoon shift be to closed today.
Harbour line services resume
Harbour railway trains resume services at 12.00 pm
Passengers stuck on train without food and water
Passengers are stuck in a Express train near Nallahsopara station since 3:30 am without food and water. They have reached out to Railway and Mumbai Police for help.
Extremely heavy rainfall warning in next 24 hours: IMD
IMD issues extremely heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar in next 24 hours. Mumbai can expect heavy to very heavy rain from Wednesday evening onwards.
Vashi -Mankhurd section of Harbour line shut
The Vashi -Mankhurd section on the Harbour railway line has been shut due to waterlogging at Mankhurd. Local trains are being operated till Vashi.
Two house collapse in Thane’s Gholai Nager
Will consider extending admission date for various courses: Maha CM
We will consider to extend date of admissions for various courses if situation demands: CM Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Indian Navy extends assistance to Mumbaikars
Indian Navy, Disaster Management cell and all concerned departments are working hard to provide assistance to Mumbaikars.
An update on rains from the Vidhan Bhawan said:
*Waterlogging was at 11 places.
*Train services were running 15min late
*150 additional pumps have been deployed to clear the water.
Vasai Road station developes crack in track
Nallahsopara has flood level is up to 460 mm and Vasai Road station has developed crack in track. Therefore, Western Railway is operating it’s train only between Churchgate and Bhayander station only.
Services between Virar-Bhayander suspended
Services between Bhayander and Virar has been suspended due to heavy rains and waterlogging. Trains between Bhayander and Churchgate are running on all lines: Western Railway
Schools in Thane and Palghar district closed
Instructed Deputy Director to ensure that the schools in Thane and Palghar district remain closed due to the erratic weather conditions. In Mumbai, the principals of schools are instructed to take the call on school closure, gauging the water logging in the adjacent areas.— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) July 10, 2018
Powai lake overflows
Powai lake water gushing on the road connecting aarey colony
Official asks Mumbai school principals to take call on declaring holiday
Deputy director of school education in Mumbai has asked principals to take a call on whether to declare a holiday depending on the situation in the respected areas.
Holiday declared for schools in Thane
Thane Municipal Corporation issues circular to close all schools in the region. School management will ensure that students who have reached the institutions are sent home safely.
Western Railway shares helpline numbers
Western Railway helpline for convenience of passenger:
Surat - 02612401791
Mumbai Central - 23077292
Bandra Terminus - 26425756
Western Railway distributes food packets on halted trains
Arrangements are being made to provide food packets/snacks/water to passengers of several long distance trains that have been regulated at various stns at/beyond Virar due to very heavy water level on tracks at Nallasopara #WRUpdates pic.twitter.com/3XK8AK5oOn— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad Shatabdi terminated
Passengers to please note that 12009 Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad Shatabdi Exp of 10.7.18 has been terminated at Nallasopara. Efforts are being made to pull the train to Vasai Road from where local services are available. Inconvenience is deeply regretted please @drmbct #WRUpdates— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Kindly note that 12009 Shatabdi Express is cancelled for today ie 10.7.18. It will be reversed to Mumbai Central with stopage at Vasai Road and Borivali. @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
4 injured after tanker overturns at Kongaon
Four people were injured after a tanker overturned on an autorickshaw at Kongaon on the Bhiwandi bypass road.
Railways tracks submerged at Nallasopara
Due to incessant heavy downpour, water level at rly tracks at Nallasopara has further risen to 200 mm to 460 mm making it impossible to run trns bet Nallasopara & Virar. Area outside & along rail tracks is heavily flooded & water flowing on the tracks. DRM, Mumbai Central at site pic.twitter.com/0M5ztxCo5T— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
People abandon vehicles at Vasai (west)
People are abandoning their vehicles in the middle of the road at Vasai (west) as streets are waterlogged.
Gurudwaras opens doors to people stranded in rain
Gurudwaras across the city have opened doors to provide any kind of help and shelter to those stranded in rains.
Heavy waterlogging at King Circle, Sion station
Cracks developed on Saket bridge along Bhiwandi Bypass
Thane Zilla Parishad schools declare holiday
Schools within Thane Zilla Parishad have declared holiday today as a precautionary measure while others are still functioning. Most schools are allowing parents to take children home early if required.
Several trains cancelled in Mumbai
Due to very high water levels on rly tracks at Nallasopara, traffic has been suspended between Bhayander-Virar due to which following long distance trains hv been cancelled/short terminated as on 10.7.18 pic.twitter.com/wDFizKjbfM— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Local trains running late by 15-20 mins between Matunga and Sion
Central and harbour line services were hit badly hit due to water logging on tracks at Sion and Sandhurst Road station. Suburban services on Central Railway line are running late by up to 30-40 minutes. Trains between Kalyan to Thane have been delayed by 20-30 minutes.
Trains are running on Central Railway though with caution in some chronic sections such as Sion-Matunga due to very heavy rains. Please don't panic and travel safely. pic.twitter.com/pq26XWHkHN— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
Heavy traffic jams in Mumbai
Heavy traffic snarls were reported on the Western Express Highway (WEH), Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and Eastern Freeway.
Navi Mumbai gets 149.08 mm rainfall
Navi Mumbai received an average rainfall of 149.08 mm between 8:30 am on Monday and 8:30 am on Tuesday.
Belapur - 163.00 mm
Nerul. - 178.20 mm
Vashi - 125.10 mm
Airoli - 130.00 mm
Waterlogging at Chunabatti area
Compound wall of Kokani Kabristan collapses
A 30-foot high compound wall of Rabodi Konkani Qabristan collapsed damaging vehicles.
Central Railway reschedules two trains
22885 LTT-Tatanagar Antyodaya Express sch dep 1320 hrs on 10.7.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 1640 hrs on 10.7.2018 (Delay by 3 hrs 20 minutes). Inconvenience caused is regretted.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
12542 LTT-Gorakhpur Express sch dep 1110 hrs on 10.7.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 1900 hrs on 10.7.2018 (Delay by 7 hours 50 minutes). Inconvenience caused is regretted.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
IMD forecast heavy rains
Mumbai will receive heavy to very heavy rain with isolated extremely heavy spells throughout the day on Tuesday till Wednesday morning, says IMD.
Dabbawalas suspend work
Mumbai’s Dabbawalas, the tiffin careers of the city, have suspended their work for the day across the city.
“We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water logging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee deep water,” Mumbai Dabbawalas Association’s spokesperson Subhash Talekar said
Services of AC local trains suspended
Services of AC local have been suspended today ie 10.07.2018 in view of very heavy rains & water logging at/around Nallasopara, till further information. Inconvenience is deeply regretted please #WRUpdates pic.twitter.com/oN4qZ7JT1V— Western Railway (@WesternRly) 10 July 2018
#MumbaiRains WR Suburban services are running on all lines between Churchgate and Vasai Road with some delay. Efforts on to clear tracks of water at Nallasopara to start services between Vasai Road and Virar. @drmbct #WRUpdates— Western Railway (@WesternRly) 10 July 2018
Buses diverted due to flooding
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) diverts buses at four locations in the city and suburbs due to flooding.
Several flights delays
84 flights affected as departure at Mumbai airport was delays by 26 minutes.
Streets at Gandhi Market, Sion Panvel Highway, Chembur, and Vadala were waterlogged as rain continued to lash the region.
The downpours also lead to houses being waterlogged in Palghar, causing inconvenience to the people.
Train services affected
Train service have been disrupted as incessant rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas.
Due to very heavy water accumulation in adjoining areas of Rly tracks & upto 200 mm water above rail level on rail lines at Nallasopara, train movement between Vasai Road - Virar is suspended till further information. Trains running from Churchgate-Vasai Road with delay. @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018