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Mumbai Rains: Flight operations crippled at airport, schools to remain closed today | Highlights

Flight operations at the GVK group-operated Mumbai airport were crippled partially on Wednesday due to the incessant rains that have been lashing the city since Tuesday with around 20 flights cancelled and another 280 delayed, as per a live flight tracking website. However, much to the surprise for Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), the private aerodrome operator, the operations were "normal". The Mumbai Airport, with crossing runways, handles around 1,000 arrivals and departures per day.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 05, 2019 0:01 IST
Mumbai Rains: Severe waterlogging on roads; trains, flights

Mumbai Rains: Severe waterlogging on roads; trains, flights operation thrown off schedule| Live Updates

Flight operations at the GVK group-operated Mumbai airport were crippled partially on Wednesday due to the incessant rains that have been lashing the city since Tuesday with around 20 flights cancelled and another 280 delayed, as per a live flight tracking website. However, much to the surprise for Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), the private aerodrome operator, the operations were "normal". The Mumbai Airport, with crossing runways, handles around 1,000 arrivals and departures per day.

As per the website, there was an average delay of 65 minutes in flights departing from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) with 76 per per outbound flights getting affected. Besides, as many as 44 per cent of the incoming flights were delayed by an average 8 minutes. Taken together, a total of around 280 flights were affected due to the rains.

Here are Highlights on Mumbai rains:

9:00 pm: Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra Education Minister: Holiday declared for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, & Konkan region for tomorrow (5th September), in view of forecast of heavy rains. 

7:55 pm- Local train traffic remains affected. This is causing great hardships to the commuters wanting to return home.  

7:44 pm- Central Railway has released the list of trains that have been cancelled, rescheduled or short terminated

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Central Railway trains

7:33 pm-  Stations on the Western Railway line have been flooded due to heavy rains. Here is a photo from Nala Sopara station

India Tv - Nala Sopara station

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Nala Sopara station

4:57 pm- Local train services are facing a near collapse. Large segments on all four lines have been flooded.

4:35 pm - Heavy downpour in Mumbai has severely affected railway traffic. Train traffic on many suburban sections has come to a standstill. 

In addition to this, several premier long distance express trains like Rajdhani express, Paschim express have either been rescheduled or cancelled altogether.

03:38 pm | NDRF steps in for the rescue effort

National Disaster Response Force has had tp step-in for the rescue effort in and around the city of Mumbai. NDRF has rescue 1300 people so far
 

4:10 pm -  Heavy downpour in Mumbai has compelled railway authorities to reschedule Mumbai-Ne Delhi Rajdhani Express. The train will leave after the delay of one hour.

03:37 pm | Mumbai civic body asks for schools to shut; IMD issues warning

Mumbai civic body asks schools to shut in view of heavy rainfall warning by IMD.

03:31 pm | Heavy downpour continues to lash city, NDRF rescues 1,300 people

Around 1,300 people were evacuated by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Bail Bazar in Kurla, where water levels reached four-five feet owing to the flooded Mithi river nearby.

02:03 am | High tide alert

High tide is expected to take place at 3:17 pm

01:36 pm | IMD raises alert level to red from orange

IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai for the next 24 hours owing to active weather systems leading to continuous downpour all across city and suburbs.

01:05 pm | 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.

12:50 pm | Central Railway: heavy rains & waterlogging between Vikhroli -Kanjurmarg. All six railway lines exposed

Due to continuous heavy rains & waterlogging between Vikhroli -Kanjurmarg, services on all six lines (slow, fast, 5th&6th lines) have been stopped. Our team assessing the situation for resumption of services as early as possible. Services are running between Thane-Kasara/Karjat.

12:40 pm | Western Railways: Due to water logging at Vasai-Virar following trains short terminated and reversed

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

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

12:00 pm | Maharashtra: Water logging in Navi Mumbai following heavy rainfall.

11:30 am | No disruption on Western Railway

"WR suburban services are running  without any disruption between Churchgate & Vasai Road. However, due to track failure at Virar the trains are running with less frequency between Vasai Road & Virar," Western Railway tweeted.

11:15 am |  BEST Buses: Traffic diversion update

11:05 am | Maharashtra: Streets flooded in Nala Sopara of Palghar, following heavy rainfall

India Tv - Mumbai Rains: Schools remain closed today, trains delayed; IMD issues Orange alert | Live Updates

Mumbai Rains: Schools remain closed today, trains delayed; IMD issues Orange alert | Live Updates

10:45 am | IMD issues orange alert, heavy to very heavy rain expected

10:20 am | Mumbai schools shall remain closed today: BMC

10:12 am | Mumbai Police urges people to take precautions

09:58 am | Heavy rainfall likely for next 48 hours in Mumbai

09:38 am | Rainfall updates Mumbai and around in last 24 hrs

09:22 am | Rainfall data by BMC from 0700 to 0800 hours

Eastern suburbs
Bhandup Complex- 14mm
Building Proposal- 13mm
M/W ward Office- 11.44mm

Western Suburbs
Dahisar Fire Stn-14mm
Andheri Fire Stn-12mm
K/W ward office-11mm

09:16 am | BMC urged Mumbaikars to avoid venturing near the sea

08:57 am | Mumbai's Sion gets water-logged following heavy rainfall

 

08:25 am | Maharashtra: Water-logging in parts of Mumbai, city crawls

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