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Mumbai rains Highlights: Heavy rains forecast till Thursday

The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. Here are the highlights:

By HT Correspondent | Jul 11, 2018 00:04 IST
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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.

Highlights:

11:27 PM IST

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.

9:53 pm IST

WR provides dinner for stranded passengers at Naigon station

8:26 PM IST

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.

8:01 PM IST

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.

7:36 PM IST

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.

7:15 PM IST

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.

7:05 PM IST

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.

6:55 PM IST

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.

6:36 PM IST

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.

6:18 PM IST

WR arranges buses for passengers of long-distances trains

6:10 PM IST

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.

5:59 PM IST

BEST diverts bus routes

5:51 PM IST

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.

5:29 PM IST

450 passengers of Vadodara Express rescued: WR

5:13 PM IST

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.

4:45 PM IST

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.

4:36 PM IST

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.

4:27 PM IST

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

4:23 PM IST

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.

4:13 PM IST

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.

4:11 PM IST

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.

4:01 PM IST

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.

3:45 PM IST

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.

Water logging at Null Bazaar in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

3:34 PM IST

Harbour, Main lines running late, Transharbour on time

3:33 PM IST

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.

3:21 PM IST

NDRF team reaches Nallasopara

3:15 PM IST

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.

3:11 PM IST

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.

3:06 PM IST

Waterlogging at Dadar area

2:41 PM IST

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

2:31 PM IST

Central Railway issues update on cancelled trains

2:15 PM IST

Food packets distributed to passengers

Catering arrangements were set up for passengers at Dahanu Road station.

1:50 PM IST

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.

1:43 PM IST

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

1:39 PM IST

Catering stalls at stations asked to keep stock of food items

1:32 PM IST

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.

HT Photo/Bachchan Kumar

1:25 PM IST

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.

1:14 PM IST

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.

1:05 PM IST

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.

12:51 PM IST

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.

12: 46 PM IST

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.

12: 45 PM IST

Harbour line services resume

Harbour railway trains resume services at 12.00 pm

12:43 PM IST

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.

12:24 PM IST

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.

12:21 PM IST

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.

12: 15 PM IST

Two house collapse in Thane’s Gholai Nager

12:12 PM IST

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

12:07 PM IST

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.

12:02 PM IST

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.

12:02 PM IST

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

11:59 AM IST

Schools in Thane and Palghar district closed

10:49 AM IST

Powai lake overflows

Powai lake water gushing on the road connecting aarey colony

11:45 AM IST

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.

11:30 AM IST

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.

11:24 AM IST

Western Railway shares helpline numbers

Western Railway helpline for convenience of passenger:

Surat - 02612401791

Mumbai Central - 23077292

Bandra Terminus - 26425756

11:19 AM IST

Western Railway distributes food packets on halted trains

11:13 AM IST

Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad Shatabdi terminated

11:11 AM IST

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.

10:05 AM IST

Railways tracks submerged at Nallasopara

11:03 AM IST

People abandon vehicles at Vasai (west)

People are abandoning their vehicles in the middle of the road at Vasai (west) as streets are waterlogged.

11:00 AM IST

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.

10:54 AM IST

Heavy waterlogging at King Circle, Sion station

A partially abandoned car at King Circle on Tuesday.

10:50 AM IST

Cracks developed on Saket bridge along Bhiwandi Bypass

Cracks develop on Saket bridge along Bhiwandi Bypass. The traffic police are asking people to leave from Bhiwandi to Thane in controlled manner.

10:48 PM IST

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.

10:46 AM IST

Several trains cancelled in Mumbai

10:18 AM IST

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.

10:14 AM IST

Heavy traffic jams in Mumbai

Heavy traffic snarls were reported on the Western Express Highway (WEH), Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and Eastern Freeway.

Heavy rain and traffic on Western Express Highway at Jogeshwari. (HT Photo/ Satyabrata Tripathy)

10:02 AM IST

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

9:56 AM IST

Waterlogging at Chunabatti area

9:50 AM IST

Compound wall of Kokani Kabristan collapses

A 30-foot high compound wall of Rabodi Konkani Qabristan collapsed damaging vehicles.

9:30 AM IST

Central Railway reschedules two trains

9:13 AM IST

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.

9:00 AM IST

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

8:54 AM IST

Services of AC local trains suspended

8:45 AM IST

Buses diverted due to flooding

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) diverts buses at four locations in the city and suburbs due to flooding.

8:26 AM IST

Several flights delays

84 flights affected as departure at Mumbai airport was delays by 26 minutes.

8:20 AM IST

Waterlogging continues

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.

8:10 AM IST

Train services affected

Train service have been disrupted as incessant rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas.