Intermittent rain with isolated heavy shower is expected to continue in Mumbai today, predicts India Meteorological Department (IMD). Incessant rains for the last four days have brought Mumbai to a standstill on Wednesday, hitting rail, road and air traffic.
The city has received the heaviest downpour in a decade on Monday night. At least 26 people were killed after a compound wall collapsed in Pimpripada in Malad East. More than 200 flights were cancelled on Tuesday after the suspension of operations from main runway in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
In its advisory, Central Water Commission (CWC) warns of urban flooding in Mumbai due to water-logging and drainage congestion in the city and the suburbs.
Latest updates on Mumbai rains:
2.53 pm: At least nine people were killed and 16 went missing after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains
12.04 pm: Work underway by recovery team at Mumbai Airport to pull SpiceJet SG 6237 aircraft out of the grassy area. Only one runway is functional in Mumbai Airport.
11.00 am: 'Sakhi' WhatsApp group form women commuters
Now, women commuters can seek assistance from the RPF officers via 'Sakhi' WhatsApp group while travelling in Mumbai locals. In a tweet, Western Railway says that women passenger can join Sakhi WhatsApp group at 9004449698.
10.54 am: Special suburban services will be operated if the need arises
10.52 am: A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official Wednesday said that with respite from incessant showers, there was no more water logging in any parts of the city and suburban trains and BEST buses were running according to schedule.
10.35 am: BEST buses have resumed operations.
10.30 am: Central Railway has decided to operate its suburban services in Mumbai division on Sunday time table.
"In view of IMD forecast of very heavy rainfall coupled with high tide on Wednesday, Central Railway will run suburban services on July 3 in Mumbai Division as per Sunday timetable," chief spokesperson of Central Railway Sunil Udasi said.
10.27 am: A 29-year-old lady passenger travelling towards Cama Hospital delivered a baby boy on a platform of Dombivli railway station today, reports ANI
10.25 am: At 375.2 mm, the rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest since the July 26, 2005, deluge in Mumbai
10.23 am: Around ten villages have been put on alert. Bridge near the dam is submerged.
9.50 am: Fewer trains and poor frequency expected today, says Central Railways
9.48 am: Mumbai airport: Only one runway is working in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Departures delayed by an average of 30 minutes.
9.48 am: A high tide of about 4.69 meter expected at around 12.35pm and low tide of about 1.58 meter expected at 6.34 pm.
9.47 am: More than 20 people are missing near Tiware damn area in Ratnagiri.
9.45 am: Rescue operations on after Tiware damn developed a breach last night. At least twelve houses near the house have been washed away.
9.43 am: Western Railways suburban services are running without disruption. AC local will run today as per its schedule, tweets Western Railways.
9.37 am: Central Water Commission (CWC) in its advisory for Mumbai said, “There is a likelihood of urban flooding (Water Logging and Drainage Congestion) and associated inundation in view of the high tides associated with severe monsoon conditions."
9.35 am: At least six people were killed after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach last night.
9.30 am: 203 flights were cancelled on Tuesday due to heavy raining in Mumbai
9.25 am: Four school children were swept off in floodwaters in Maharashtra's Washim district
9.20 am: Death toll rises to 23 after a compound wall collapsed in Malad East on Monday night.