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Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane on 5 Sept

Meanwhile, nine hours of extremely heavy rainfall flooded the Mithi river, disrupting the road and suburban rail services in Mumbai on Wednesday
  • 20 flights cancelled, 280 delayed as incessant rains lash Mumbai
  • People wade through a flooded railway tracks during heavy rain, in Mumbai, Wednesday (Photo: PTI)Premium
    People wade through a flooded railway tracks during heavy rain, in Mumbai, Wednesday (Photo: PTI)

    With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation.

    Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

    Catch all the latest updates on Mumbai rains here:

    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.

    Meanwhile, 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.

    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.

    Irate train commuters resorted to protests on Wednesday evening, including a rail roko in suburban Andheri, against the hardships faced due to delays and cancellations on the city's lifeline in the wake of heavy rains, PTI reported.

    The rail services have been impacted since late Wednesday morning due to the torrential downpour, leaving scores of commuters stranded and unable to get back home.

    Apart from protests, there were at least two incidents of stampede-like situation because of overflow of commuters at Ghatkopar and Thane stations, officials said.

    At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a group of protesters was seen giving vent to their anger by shouting slogans against the Central Railway late in the evening, said police officials.

    Trains short terminated and short originating due to heavy rains in Mumbai: Central Railway



    The following trains of 04.09.2019 are further rescheduled due to heavy rain in Mumbai Division: Western Railway


    

    

    The Mumbai civic body on Wednesday asked the schools in the city and suburbs to remain closed in view of the weather department's warning of heavy rainfall in the city.

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also asked the school principals to ensure that the students are sent back home safely.

    RPF team safely escorting passengers from a local held up between Sion and Kurla.


    In view of heavy water logging on tracks at various locations in Mumbai, out station WR trains leaving Mumbai from 18 hrs to 24 hrs of 04.09.2019, will be put back by about 2 hours: Western Railway


    Trains cancelled due to heavy rain in Mumbai

    12925 Paschim Express

    12216 Delhi Garibrath

    22949 Bandra T. Delhi Exp

    22917 Haridwar Exp

    14708 Ranakpur Exp

    The residents around Mithi River have been evacuated temporarily to a safer BMC shelter.

    Help Desk No's by Western Railway

    MMCT- 45526,23087299

    Bandra T–02267647594

    Dadar–02267640784

    Andhei-02267630053, 02226832174

    Borivali–02267634146

    Vasai 02267638062

    Palghar 02525 254929

    Dahanu 022 67649510

    Vapi 02602462341

    Virar 02262639014

    Due to water logging in Mumbai division T,no.11008 PUNE-CSMT Deccan express leaving Pune on 04/09/19 is cancelled

    Long distance trains update-

    12939 PUNE-JP express leaving Pune on 04/09/19 is cancelled

    12126 PUNE-CSMT Pragati express leaving PUNE on 05/09/19 is cancelled

    11010 PUNE-CSMT Sinhaghad express leaving PUNE on 05/09/19 is cancelled

    Due to water logging in Mumbai division T,no.12124 PUNE-CSMT Deccan Queen leaving PUNE on 05/09/19 is cancelled

    WR Suburban update at 15.00 hrs.

    Due to heavy water logging near Mahim & Matunga Road, services are not being run between Churchgate & Andheri till next 2 hrs.

    Trains between Vasai Road & Virar are not running due to water logging near Nalasopara till further clearance

    Services are running between Andheri & Vasai Road on all 4 lines at certain intervals

    Dahanu Virar Shuttle

    93010 will be terminated at Saphale.

    93012 will be terminated at Boisar.


    Western Line -Train Update


    BEST Buses- Traffic Diversion Updates

    Water logging in parts of Mumbai following heavy rainfall; visuals from King's circle.


    Travel Update by Vistara : Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, flights to/from Mumbai may be impacted throughout the day. Please visit https://airvistara.com or SMS UK <flight no> to 9289228888 for updated flight status. Thank you.

    Considering IMD’s heavy rainfall warning, we request Mumbaikars to stay indoors in safe premises till the water in low lying areas recedes. Please call us on 1916 or tweet to us for updates: BMC


    Railway tracks submerged at Sion Railway Station following heavy rainfall in Mumbai.

    CR Suburban updates at 13.30 hrs:

    Due to continuous & heavy rains, services stopped between CSMT-Thane on main line; Vadala-Vashi on harbour line

    Services are running on

    CSMT-Vadala-Andheri/Goregaon;

    Vashi-Panvel; Thane-Vashi/Panvel;

    Thane-Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli

    Harbour line:

    Due to continuous heavy rains & waterlogging between Kurla and Chunabhatti, services have been stopped.

    Services are running between CSMT and Andheri/Goregaon,

    Vashi-Panvel and on Transharbour line services are running.

    Harbour line update:

    Due to continuous heavy rains & waterlogging between Kurla and Chunabhatti, services have been stopped.

    Services are running between CSMT and Andheri/Goregaon,

    Vashi-Panvel and on Transharbour line services are running.

    -Western Railways: Due to water logging at Vasai-Virar following trains short terminated and reversed.

    -Water level has gone above 300 mm at Nallasopara. Hence, train operations stopped temporarily between Vasai and Virar.

    -Due to intense water-logging, all local trains are currently running delayed

    -K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of of Meteorology at Indian Meteorological Department, posted on Twitter that there is possibility of local flooding in few pockets of low lying areas of Mumbai, since rainfall warnings are there for today also.

    -Some visuals of water-logging in Navi Mumbai following heavy downpour.

    -The Mumbai police has alerted citizens about traffic moving slow due to heavy showers and water logging at following places.

    Amrut Nagar Jn.

    Gandhi Nagar, Ghatkopar

    Sakinaka Junction

    Sonapur Junction, Mulund

    Netaji Palkar chowk, Andheri

    Ganesh Mishthanna, Antop Hill

    90 Feet Road, Sai Baba Nagar, Dharavi.

    Andheri Subway.

    Chincholi Port Rd. New link road Malad.

    Shivaji Chowk, Antop Hill.

    Western Express Highway, Metro Station.

    Wadala King Circle.

    Poisar Subway

    Hindmata Junction

    Dadar T.T Circle

    Postal Colony, Chembur

    Surve Jn. LBS Road. Kurla (W).

    Mazgaon dockyard Jn.

    A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged street during monsoon rains in Mumbai.
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    A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged street during monsoon rains in Mumbai. (AP)

    -Streets flooded in Nala Sopara of Palghar in Maharashtra, following heavy rainfall.

    -Mumbai received an average of around 15 cm rain, while Thane and Palghar notched 18 cm and 17 cm precipitation respectively. Flight operations at Mumbai Airport were near normal despite the downpour and fluctuating visibility levels.

    -Trains held up in Valsad section due to point failure at Virar.

    VR O/S 61001, 9.35 hrs.

    12240 Vaitarna(VTN)DEP 9.33 hrs

    93008 VTN ARr 9.43hrs

    59038 Saphale ARR 9.48hrs

    22956 Kelve Rd ARR 9.54hrs

    93100 PLG

    12479 PLG

    22994 BOISAR

    19332 VANGAON

    93012 VGN LOOP

    12934 BLD ARR 10.20

    -Raigad districts rainfall updates today morning.

    -Some visuals of waterlogging at the hub of offices in Mumbai.

    -Trains delayed on Central Railway by 10-15 minutes.

    -Colaba has recorded 122 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours. SantaCruz has recorded 118 mm of rains in 24 hours time, tweets Skymet Weather.

    -Airlines issue advisory: Keep enough travel time in hand and a tab on your flight status.


    -Western Railways suburban services are running without any disruption between Churchgate and Vasai Road. However, due to track failure at Virar the trains are running with less frequency.

    -Rainfall updates from Mumbai and around in last 24 hours.


    -Here is a traffic diversion update in Mumbai.


    -In wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day too, the schools shall remain closed today.


    -Due to waterlogging at Gandhi Market (Kings Circle) and Sion Road No 24 , buses were diverted in early morning hour in Mumbai.


    -Overnight rains have resulted in water-logging and traffic disruption in some parts of the city such as Sion, Parel, Dadar, and Byculla.

    -Suburban services of WR are running normal.

    -Waterlogging reported from some parts of the city.


    -Earlier on Tuesday, Mumbai police had warned the public of heavy rainfall requesting them to take precautions.

    -BMC requests Mumbaikars to avoid venturing near the sea or walking in water logged areas.

    -BMC shares weather forecast by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

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