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Mumbai rain updates: City paralysed after incessant rain; Maharashtra death toll rises to 35

  • The main runway of the Mumbai airport is likely to remain closed for flight operations till Thursday as it will take more time to remove the SpiceJet plane
  • Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Sunday threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights cancelled

Mumbai on Tuesday paralysed by incessant rain, which left many parts of the financial capital waterlogged and 21 dead in a wall collapse in the city.Fourteen persons died in rest of Maharashtra in rain- related incidents in the last 24 hours, officials said.

More rain is predicted between July 3 and 5 with close to 200 mm or more rain expected per day, according to the IMD. Private weather agency Skymet said Mumbai is at "serious risk of flooding" between July 3 and 5. "Close to 200 mm or more rain per day is likely during this period, which could hamper normal life," it said.

At least 19 people were killed and several others were injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments in Malad East early this morning. Mumbai airport has two runways and the second one can handle only up to 35 aircraft movements per hour while the main runway can handle 48 plane movements every hour, according to MIAL.

The city's airport is the second busiest in the country, handling around 1,000 arrivals and departures per day. The airport in Delhi is the busiest as it handles around 1,300 movements per day. Western Railways has cancelled and rescheduled several trains in the wake of heavy rains.

Read all the latest updates on Mumbai rains

12.42 pm: Flight services at the city airport were severely affected Tuesday with airlines cancelling 203 serivces due to incessant rains and suspension of operations from the main runway due to the skidding of an aircraft Monday night, airport officials said.

Besides, another 350-odd flights --both arriving and departing -- were delayed between 28-51 minutes (till 7 pm), as per the live flight tracking website Flightradar24.

"A total of 203 flights were cancelled at the Mumbai airport due to inclement weather and non-availability of the main runway for operations," an airport official said

8.49 pm: Around 70 domestic arrivals and 81 domestic departures have been cancelled, says Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)

8.42 pm: Suburban services of Mumbai Division will run as per Sunday timetable on 3.7.2019, tweets Central Railway



7.38 pm: 'Rest' for national football team saves it from Mumbai rains. A 'rest day' Tuesday for members of the Indian football team, who have been training in Mumbai for an upcoming tournament, spared them from the wrath of heavy rains that lashed the megapolis and crippled its life.

6.23 pm: Mumbai rains outcome of climate change; BMC tackling problem well: Aditya Thackeray

6.11 pm: In more woes for airlines, the main runway of the Mumbai airport is likely to remain closed for flight operations till Thursday as it will take more time to remove the SpiceJet plane that was stuck partially on the runway on Monday, according to officials.

Heavy rains in the city have already disrupted operations at the airport, with at least 52 flights being cancelled and 55 flights being diverted on Tuesday

6.01 pm: Two persons travelling in a car drowned after their vehicle got stuck in a flooded subway in suburban Malad amid heavy downpour, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday night at around 11.30 pm when the two were returning to their homes in Malad (East), a senior police official said.

5.59 pm: Would ask BMC to frame policy for time-bound cleaning of drains: CM Devendra Fadnavis

5.43 pm:Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, GoAir to allow rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver to passengers travelling to/from Mumbai till July 3, 2019. Customers who cancel flights for today/within 24 hours will receive full refund.

5.34 pm: 21 dead and 78 injured in the incident where a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area, due to heavy rainfall, according to news agency ANI

5.32pm: Due to inclement weather & apt runway closure at Mumbai-resulting in inconvenience to pax Airindia has waived off all charges for rescheduling/no-show/cancellation of bookings on flts to/from Mumbai with scheduled departure from 23.45hrs of 1st July till midnight 2nd July'19

5.28 pm: More than 6 pumping stations of MCGM pumped out more than 14000 million litres of water and discharged it into the sea which is more than combined capacity of TULSI and VIHAR Lake: BMC

4.08 pm: "Despite forecast of heavy rains & high tides we ran services last night, so office goers could reach their homes safely," says Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway

3.57 pm: Water overflows in Powai lake — 402 mm rain in last 24 hours tests Powai's limit.

3.55 pm: Rescue operation is underway in Malad East where 19 people died after a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area.

3.46 pm: Mumbai received second highest rainfall in 45 year. Entire June month’s average rainfall was recorded in just three days in Mumbai, said Devendra Fadnavis.

3.43 pm: Road collapses in Powai due to heavy rainfall.

3.42 pm: Mumbai has observed heavy rains to the tune of 375 mm during the last 24 hours, according to Skymet

3.40 pm: Due to incessant rains in Mumbai and it's suburban areas, four teams of NDRF have been moved from Pune.

3.38 pm: Santa Cruz recorded 20 mm of rains in the last 6 hours

3.11 pm: In the last 24 hours, SantaCruz in Mumbai is the rainiest place in India with 375 mm of rainfall, says Skymet Weather.

3.05 pm: Due to Derailment in South East ghat section in Central Railways, some trains are diverted

19567-Tirunelveli-Okha Of 30 jun & 17018 Secunderabad-Rajkot of 01 July will be diverted via Daund-Manmad-Jalgaon-Surat & onwards will run on proper route

3.03 pm: Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, the following trains are rescheduled/cancelled/short terminated.

1. 22848 LTT-Visakhapatnam Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 14.15 hrs on 2.7.2019

2. 11093 Mumbai-Varanasi Mahanagari Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 13.45 hrs on 2.7.2019

3. 12167 LTT-Manduadih Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 13.30 hrs on 2.7.2019

4. 22129 LTT-Allahabad Tulsi Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 16.25 hrs on 2.7.2019

5. 12859 Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 14.20 hrs on 2.7.2019

6. 12263 Pune-Nizamuddin Duranto Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 21.35 hrs on 2.7.2019

7. 22943 Pune-Indore Express JCO 2.7.2019 is rescheduled at 17.30 hrs on 2.7.2019

3.01 pm: The rain that Mumbai's suburbs received in the last 24 hours was nearly 10 times the normal rainfall that these areas should get.

2.52 pm: At least 24 people have died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai as heavy rains lashed parts of the city Tuesday.

2.44 pm: Several passengers stranded at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Mumbai airport authorities have said it could take up to 48 hours to re-open the main runway

2.11 pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visits BMC control room and took stock of the situation in Mumbai with BMC officials.

2.05 pm: Due to water logging on tracks at Nallasopara, these trains have been cancelled

1) 12936 Surat - Bandra Terminus

2) 19034 Ahmedabad –Valsad

1.59 pm: 3 dead, 1 injured after a water tank collapsed in Satpur area of Nashik today.

1.54 pm: Mumbai airport authorities have said it could take up to 48 hours to re-open the main runway after it was closed late last night.

1.52 pm: A high level probe has been ordered in Malad wall collapse incident in which 18 people lost their lives, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

1.47 pm: Budget airlines IndiGo waived the change/cancellation fee of flights arriving or departing Mumbai.

Due to heavy rains, we're offering change/cancellation fee waiver to passengers travelling to/fro Mumbai till July 3, 2019, IndiGo tweeted.

1.44 pm: Traffic has been diverted in the wake of heavy rainfall on Tuesday, Here are the routes

1.Sion Road no 24 diverted via Sion Road no 3

2.Gandhi Market via Bhau Daji Road and Sulochona Shetty road

3. National College Bandra via Hinduja Link Road

4. Samaj Mandir Hall via Jay Shankar Yagnaik Marg

5. RCF Colony via Vashi Naka, Eastern Free way

6. Sainath Road via Chinacholi Bunder road

7. Shell Colony, Sahakar Nagar via Umershi Bappa Chowk

1.39 pm: Following trains are cancelled

12115 Mumbai-Solapur Siddheshwar Express JCO 2.7.2019

12116 Solapur-Mumbai Siddheshwar Express JCO 2.7.2019

12702 Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express JCO 2.7.2019

17032 Hyderabad-Mumbai Express JCO 2.7.2019

51030 Bijapur-Mumbai Fast Passenger JCO 2.7.2019

1.37 pm: India's Central Railway said in a tweet that "nature's fury" made operating trains a "safety hazard" in some areas. Trains were running at partial service.

1.35 pm: Rescue operation is on

Fire Department are conducting rescue operation at the flooded site in Navghar Mithagar.

1.32 pm: Water enters Sakinaka Police Station in Mumbai. Several areas in Mumbai are submerged due to continuous rains from last night.


1.27 pm: For the convenience of passengers, Western Railways will run a special train between Dadar and Valsad.

1.23 pm: According to our meteorologists, heavy rains will continue to lash the city for the next 24 hours

1.13 pm: Opposition parties Tuesday lashed out at the ruling Shiv Sena and BJP for the loss of lives due to wall collapse incidents in Mumbai and Pune and attributed them to "corruption".

1.01 pm: Rainfall will likely to continue till July 5. A long dry spell is expected after July 5. The monsoon will be below normal, says Skymet Weather agency.

12.56 pm: The rainfall during the 24 hour period was 375.2 mm, the official said, says IMD.

The rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest since the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai.

12.53 pm: There's no disruption on Western Railway. Trains are running normal between Churchgate and Virar

12.50 pm: Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) Spox: A 150-meter long ramp is being prepared to push an aircraft out of the grassy area, reports ANI.

The main runway of Mumbai Airport were closed after a SpiceJet flight overshot its mark while landing last night.



12.46 pm: Latest Train updates

Following trains of 1.7.2019 departing CSMT/LTT

12137 Mumbai-Firozpur Punjab Mail at 1235 hrs today

12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Chheoki at 1255 hrs today

12141 LTT-Rajendranagar Express at 1300 hrs today.

12.44 pm: Thane Municipal Commissioner orders special buses from Thane station to Mulund check naka to help commuters.

12.35 pm: Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, the following trains are cancelled

1. 22119 Mumbai-Madgaon Tejas Express JCO 2.7.2019

2. 12051 Dadar-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express JCO 2.7.2019

12.34 pm: One train cancelled & seven short terminated today, due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, says Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway

12.30 pm: Andheri Subway in Mumbai is closed due to flooding in the area, says ANI.

12.26 pm: Intermittent moderate rain with strong gusty winds will continue over Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Palghar and Thane during next 4-5 hours, says Skymet

12.25 pm: Water level has come down at Nallasopara. Trains are running with some delay due to low visibility, tweets Western Railways

12.23 pm: Train services have become normal in Churchgate-Virar line.

12.21 pm: Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, the following trains are cancelled/short terminated.

Trains cancelled

12261 Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express JCO 2.7.2019

Trains short terminated

12187 Jabalpur-Mumbai Garibrath Express JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Manmad and will run as 12188 Mumbai-Jabalpur Garibrath JCO 2.7.2019 from Manmad

11060 Gorakhpur-LTT Godan Express JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Bhusaval.

12533 Lucknow-Mumbai Pushpak Express JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Bhusaval and will run as 12534 Mumbai-Lucknow Pushpak Express JCO 2.7.2019 from Bhusaval.

15018 Gorakhpur-LTT Express via Allahabad JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Nasik Road and will run as 15017 LTT-Gorakhpur Express via Allahabad JCO 2.7.2019 from Nasik Road.

15063 Gorakhpur-LTT Express JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Igatpuri and will run as 15064 LTT-Gorakhpur Express JCO 2.7.2019 from Igatpuri.

12140 Nagpur-Mumbai Sewagram Express JCO 1.7.2019 short terminated at Bhusaval and will run as 12139 Mumbai-Nagpur Sewagram Express JCO 2.7.2019 from Bhusaval.

12880 Bhubaneshwar-LTT Express JCO 1.7.2019 will be short terminated at Manmad and will run as 12879 LTT-Bhubaneshwar Express JCO 2.7.2019 from Manmad.

11020 Bhubaneshwar-Mumbai Konark Express JCO 30.6.2019 short terminated at Lonavala and will run as 11019 Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar Konark Express JCO 2.7.2019 from Pune. (earlier it was announced that it will be short terminated at Kamshet)

11.43 am: BMC Disaster Management worked entire night. Heavy rainfall is expected in next 2 days. We are prepared for it, says Maharashtra CM.

11.35 am: High tide is expected at 12 noon, we'll monitor the situation, says Maharashtra CM.

11.27 am: Malad wall collapse

Firefighters trying to break concrete beam under which a child and woman are stuck in Malad East, Tuesday.

11.19 am: Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday. Schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai to remain shut today

11.16 am: The rescue operation is still going on at Malad. At least 18 people were killed as a compound wall collapsed on hutments in Malad East early this morning.

11.09 am: The following trains are cancelled/reversed/terminated due to heavy rains at VR-NSP on 2/7/19

59040 (VAPI-VR) at 2.7.19 is cancelled

1. 69139 MEMU (VR-ST) cancelled one SPL MEMU with the rake of 69139 run bet DRD dep 9.15 up to ST

2. 61003 BSR-PNVL dated 2.7.19 is cancelled

11.07 am: Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, the following trains are cancelled, tweets Central Railway

1.22119 Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express JCO 2.7.2019

2.12051 Dadar-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express JCO 2.7.2019

10.59 am: In Pune, six labourers were killed and three injured after a wall collapsed in Ambegaon area late Monday night. A wall collapse in Kalyan in Thane district early Tuesday killed three people.

10.53 am: In the last 24 hours, Santa Cruz has recorded 375 mm of rains which is the highest in a decade for July, says Skymet.

10.50 am: 25 people have been evacuated from Chikhalwadi in Thane after severe waterlogging.

10.43 am: Some Mumbai bound flights are diverted to Bengaluru. Operation from Bengaluru to Mumbai is normal, Kannur International Airport (KIAL) Spokesperson tells ANI.

10.40 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visits Shatabdi Hospital to meet the people injured in Malad wall collapse incident today.

10.38 am: Mumbai records its second highest July rain in 44 years, highest in 10 years

10.36 am: At least 34 people have been admitted to the Jogeshwari Trauma Hospital after a wall collapse in Malad area of Mumbai.

10.34 am: School and colleges will remain shut today. There is heavy rainfall prediction for today and tomorrow. We will take a call by tonight if schools should open tomorrow, says Mumbai Municipal Commission.

10.31 am: The area outside Sion Police station flooded due to heavy rains from midnight. Photo via ANI.

10.28 am: Mumbai Municipal Commissioner: We urge people to not step out today. School and colleges will remain shut today.

10.25 am: American Citizen Services cancelled all routine passport renewals and notary services appointments for July 2 in the wake of heavy rains, tweets US Consulate Mumbai. US Consulate will be open today only for emergency services.

10.20 am: Train updates

1. Train no 12980 (JP_BDTS) will be terminated at VAPI & reverse as 12979 Dep at VAPI 19.12 hrs on 2.07.19

2. Train no 19116 (BHUJ-DDR) will be terminated at DRD & reverse as 19115 Dep at DRD at 16.47 hrs on 2.07.19

10.19 am: Indian Navy deploys various teams to provide relief to rain hit and stranded Mumbaikars in Kurla area, tweets Indian Navy.

10.18 am: Train services resumed between Churchagte and Vasai.

Mumbai local trains are running without any disruption between Churchgate and Vasai stations, Western Railway tweeted.

10.15 am: Central Railway posted a list of trains that have been terminated due to heavy rainfalls. Here's the full list

10.13 am: Trains may be run with some delay due to low visibility and safety. tweets Western Railways

10.12 am: Six died after a wall of Sinhgad College, Ambegaon collapsed in Pune.

10.10 am: Western locals are being run with a frequency of 30 mins between Vasai Road & Virar.

10.06 am: Clouds observed over north Maharashtra coast including Mumbai. More impact likely over south Gujarat and adjoining areas: IMD

10.05 am: At least 16 people were killed and over 80 injured in separate incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai.

10.02 am: Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai due to the incessant rains that has affected the road traffic and railways in the city.

9.58 am: 54 flights diverted & 52 cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to heavy rainfall from last night.

9.51 am: Central Railway cancels many trains from the morning. Harbour Line trains only going up to Bandra

Due to very heavy rainfall, Central Railway Mumbai Suburban Services will run in following sections only till further notice, tweets Central Railway

Csmt Andheri Goregaon harbour line

Vashi Panvel harbour line

Thane Vashi Panvel transharbour

4th corridor to Kharkopar

Thane Kasara

Thane Karjat/Khopoli

9.46 am: Intermittent moderate rain with isolated heavy spells and strong gusty winds will continue over Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Palghar and Thane during next 2-3 hours, says Skymet Weather agency.

9.44 am: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shared helpline number for Mumbaikars


9.42 am: One woman and a child have been located under debris, rescue work is in progress, Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade told ANI

9.40 am: Police has stopped traffic towards Versova/Juhu at Amboli, Andheri West as precaution due to water logging

9.37 am: Several flights have been diverted from Mumbai airport as the main runway was shut last night. Budget airlines Vistara has cancelled these flights so far

UK722 Mumbai-Kolkata

UK873 Mumbai-Hyderabdad

UK821 Mumbai-Chennai

UK851 Mumbai-Bengaluru

UK970 Mumbai-Delhi

9.35 am: Three people were killed after a compound wall of the National Urdu School collapsed in Kalyan.

Three people killed identified as Sobha Kacharu (60) Kareena Mohammad Chand (25), Hussain Mohammad Chand (3). The injured identified as Aarti Kardili (16) is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

9.33 am: High tides of about 4.59 meters expected in Mumbai at around 11.52 am today

9.31 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in city and suburbs with isolated extremely heavy falls, says IMD

9.27 am: About 1000 people have been shifted from low-lying areas in the wake of heavy rains on Tuesday morning. NDRF team, fire brigade, Indian Navy as well as local volunteers are constantly working to rescue stranded people.

9.22 am: Indian Navy deploys various teams to rescue stranded people in Kurla area following a request by BMC.

9.20 am: There railway lines are not working today due to heavy rains

Central Line-CST to Thane (up and down line) not working.

Western Line-Borivali to Vasai Road (up and down line) not working.

Harbour Line-CST to Vashi (up and down line) not working.

9.18 am: Due to heavy rain forecast in Mumbai even today by IMD, People are advised to stay indoors unless there is any emergency, tweets CMO Maharashtra.

9.13 am: All government offices (except essential services and assembly related) to remain close in Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban and Thane districts today, says @MantralayaRoom

9.12 am: Streets are submerged at Vakola Junction, Postal colony near Chunabhatti Railway station

9.10 am: "Central Railway Suburban Services will run in following sections till further notice--CSMT-Bandra on Harbour line, Vashi-Panvel on Harbour line, Thane-Vashi-Panvel on Trans-Harbour line,4th corridor to Kharkopar, Thane-Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli on main line," said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway

9.08 am: Railway tracks submerge at Sion railway station, after heavy rains lashed the city overnight.

9.07 am: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced compensation of 5 lakh to the families of those who were crushed to death after a wall collapsed in Malad

9.06 am: No AC local will be running today, says Western Railways

9.05 am: Western Railways suburban services are running normal between Churchgate and Vasai Road with frequency of 45 minutes between Vasai Road & Virar

9.03 am: No holiday in Bombay Stock Exchange, BSE will function normally today, reports ANI

9.02 am: Due to rain in Mumbai, around 54 flights diverted to nearby airport: Mumbai Airport official

9.01 am: Around 1000 people were evacuated from Kranti Nagar, Kurla, to prevent any untoward incidents due to overflowing Mithi river, reports ANI

8.57 am: Avoid stepping outside today: Govt

“The heavy rainfall has submerged the roads and rail tracks. Based on further inputs from other agencies, we have taken the decision to keep emergency services operational. We have appealed to the people not to venture out in this situation," Brijesh Singh, the official spokesperson of the state government, said.

8.48 am: Central Railway with help of RPF jawans rescued thousands of passengers stranded in the midnight local trains.

8.42 am: Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai.

8.38 am: Intense spells of rainfall us likely to continue in the districts of Mumbai, Thane and Palghar during next two hours, says IMD.

8.35 am: 54 flights have been diverted due to runway closure in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, reports ANI.

8.30 am: People in Mumbai should avoid stepping out of their homes Tuesday due to heavy rains, says a civic official.

8.25 am: At least 12 people were killed after a wall collapsed near Malad. Several others are injured. Rescue operation is on.

8.20 am: Maharashtra government declared a public holiday as IMD predicted heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

(Inputs from agencies)

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