Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas today resulting in water-logging at many places in the city. All schools and junior colleges have been ordered to remain shut today as a precautionary measure. The weather department has predicted heavy rain in Mumbai today. As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 18 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. Catch all the latest updates on Mumbai rains here:
32 flights cancelled
Heavy rains lashing the city since the weekend continued to hit flight operations from the city Thursday, leading to 32 cancellation, mostly of IndiGo, and over 350 flight delays.
Of the cancelled flights, 18 were departures and the rest 14 were arrivals, as per the live flight tracking website Flightradar24.
The GVK group-run airport operator did not provide any update except the one in the morning when in brief statement, it claimed that "operations are normal".
On Wednesday as well, operations were hit as 455 flights were delayed and around 20 were cancelled, with most of them again by Indigo due to the heavy rains that brought the city to a grinding halt.
IndiGo was even forced to suspend operations at the Mumbai airport Wednesday night as it did not have required manpower to operate them, as per a source.
As per Flightradar24 data, as many as 271 arrivals and 71 departing flights were affected Thursday.
Indigo in a statement said it was sending staff from other stations to normalize its Mumbai operations.
Two washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane, Palghar
Two persons including a seven-year-old boy were washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane and neighboring Palghar district in the last two days, the police said. Laxman Tapisar (62), resident of Naikpada in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane, was washed away on Tuesday.
IndiGo passengers'forced' to sit in stranded flight: DGCA to probe
Aviation regulator DGCA will probe the alleged incident of budget carrier IndiGo forcing the passengers of its Jaipur-bound flight to sit in the stranded aircraft at Mumbai Airport on Wednesday night, a top official source said. IndiGo's operations at the city airport were hit hard with the carrier cancelling many flights on Wednesday following incessant rains in the city. Of around 20 flights that were cancelled, most were of IndiGo.
Vistara flights cancelled for today
Due to heavy rains in Mumbai on wednesday, some flights are cancelled for today.
Water level recedes in Mumbai, NDRF teams on standby
Water level has receded in almost all parts of Mumbai, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been kept on standby in different parts of the city in view of heavy rainfalls predicted by the meteorological department.
Moderate rains with a couple of intense spells over Mumbai and its suburbs: Skymet Weather
The Monsoon surge along the West Coast will result in moderate rains with a couple of intense spells over Mumbai and its suburbs but these rains will not be as heavy as they were yesterday.
30 flights cancelled at Mumbai airport
Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) were affected for the second day with cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 getting delayed on Thursday. Read more
Western Railway suburban services are running on all lines
Western Railway suburban services are running on all lines without any disruption though with a delay of 5-10 minutes. Long distance trains to run normal ex Mumbai.
Weather forecast by IMD
The IMD has predicted "heavy rainfall" for today.
Trains cancelled due to water-logging in Mumbai
Western Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer: Three trains, Surat-Mumbai Central, Mumbai Central-Surat, & Bandra T -VAPI cancelled due to heavy rains & water-logging, at Nallasopara.
Heavy rains in Mumbai: Vistara travel update
Vistara Airlines issued a travel update saying that of date change and fee on ticket cancellation today will be waived off in view of the delays and cancellations of flights because of heavy rainfall in Mumbai.
Plan your day after checking the status: Mumbai Police
Due to heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges. We request Mumbaikars to please check weather forecast and plan their day. Stay safe.
Mumbai rain latest updates
Water level has receded in almost all parts of Mumbai. NDRF teams are on alert and kept on stand by at Kurla, Parel and Andheri.
Heavy rains predicted in Mumbai today
The IMD has predicted "heavy rainfall" for Thursday as against Wednesday's forecast of "extremely heavy" rainfall.
Holiday for schools, junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane
The Maharashtra government has declared a holiday on Thursday in all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and the Kokan region as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rainfall forecast.
School education minister Ashish Shelar announced this on Wednesday on his official Twitter account @ShelarAshish. He said, In view of heavy rains today and rainfall forecast, as a precautionary measure, holiday is declared for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Kokan region tomorrow 5 September 2019.
Central Railway Suburban harbour line services restored
Central Railway (CR): CR Suburban harbour line services restored. Local train towards Andheri left Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 5:22 AM, & local train towards Panvel left CSMT at 6 AM.
20 flights cancelled, 280 delayed as incessant rains lash Mumbai
Flight operations at the GVK group-operated Mumbai airport were crippled partially on Wednesday due to incessant rains lashing the city since Tuesday, with around 20 flights cancelled and another 280 delayed, a live flight tracking website showed. However, much to the surprise for Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), the private aerodrome operator, the operations were "normal". Due to the unprecedented rains, close to 24 flights were held up on ground until 23:30 hrs. As a result of collective efforts, five flights have departed between 22:30 and 23:10 hours, airport authorities said in a statement.
IndiGo, in a statement, said, "Due to the unprecedented non-stop rains in Mumbai, there are close to 30 flights on ground. As a result of flooding and water-logging on roads and the subsequent traffic jams, many of our ground support staff, crew and captains have not been able to reach the airport on time.
Water-logging in Mumbai
Some visuals of water-logging in Sion and Vadala Raod railway station after haevy downpour in Mumbai.
Mithi river flooding added to woes of Mumbaikars
Nine hours of extremely heavy rainfall flooded the Mithi river, disrupting the road and suburban rail services in Mumbai on Wednesday. The situation worsened in the afternoon as water from the flooded Mithi river was pushed back by the high tide and it submerged rail tracks at Matunga, Kings Circle, Kurla and Wadala, virtually bringing the train and road traffic to a standstill.
Two on-day civic staffers fall in rainwater, die
Two on-duty BMC staffers died on Wednesday after falling in rainwater during heavy downpour at Goregaon in western suburbs, an official said. The incident took place at Siddharth Nagar in the evening, the official said.The deceased, identified asVijayendra Sardar Bagdi (36) and Jagdish Parmar (54), were employees of P/S Ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), he said.