Heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai on Tuesday morning forcing the local authorities to take emergency measures. While schools and colleges have been asked to remain close for the day, local trains were also running behind schedule due to water logging at railway tracks.
Local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate. Local train services on Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara have been suspended for the time being due to heavy rains.
Mumbai's famous dabbawalas have also called off their duty today in view of the heavy rains alert issued by the weather department. The 'maximum city' has been receiving incessant rains over the past couple of days inundating several parts. In the last 24 hours, eastern Mumbai has received 112 mm of rains while western Mumbai witnessed 162mm of downpour.
People were seen wading through knee-deep water in areas such as Gandhi Market, Sion Panvel Highway, Chembur, and Vadala as streets remained water-logged.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted more heavy rains for the next three days.
"Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July," the IMD said.
HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
05:50 pm: Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing amid heavy rains. However, all passengers were safe and there was no damage to either the aircraft or the runway.
04:33 pm: The heavy rainfall that lashed the maximum city on Tuesday has crippled the Western Railway's services. Premium trains, including August Kranti Rajdhani Express and Rajkot - Mumbai Duronto Express stood cancelled. Several other trains were rescheduled, while passengers of Vadodara express were stranded near Nalasopara station.
The power supply of a Shatabdi Express had to be cut off temporarily as a precautionary measure, while food packets and snacks were distributed among passengers of various trains.
04:10 pm: In Palghar district, 400 people were stranded and communication to 40 villages was cut off. Defence helicopters also could not take-off for relief and rescue work due to the inclement weather. Palghar district has received unprecedented rainfall, following which the district administration has been asked to stay on high alert.
02:47 pm: Teams of NDRF and Coast Guards have been approached to provide relief and all possible help to the stranded passengers of 12928 Vadodara Express which is standing between Nallasopara-Virar due to waterlogging on tracks. Snacks will be provided to passengers of the train at Andheri station.
02:05 pm: List of trains cancelled
• 22106 Pune-Mumbai Indrayani Express leaving on 10.7.2018
• 11008 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express leaving on 10.7.2018
• 11007 Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express leaving on 11.7.2018
• 22105 Mumbai-Pune Indrayani Express leaving on 11.7.2018
• 51317/51318 Pune-Karjat-Pune Passenger leaving on 10.7.2018 & 11.7.2018
List of trains diverted
• 11026 Pune-Bhusaval Express leaving on 10.7.2018 via Daund-Manmad
• 11025/11026 Bhusaval-Pune-Bhusaval Express leaving on 11.7.2018 via Manmad-Daund
List of trains diverted due to waterlogging at Vasai Road station
• 12263 Pune-Hazrat Nizamuddin Duranto Express leaving on 10.7.2018 via Daund-Manmad-Khandwa-Bhopal
• 19567 Tuticorin-Okha Vivek Express JCO 8.7.2018 (now at Kaman Road) will be diverted via Igatpuri-Manmad-Jalgaon
• 14805 Yesvantpur-Barmer AC Express JCO 9.7.2018 (departed from Lonavala) will be diverted via Igatpuri-Bhusaval-Khandwa-Bhopal-Ratlam-Berach Jn (Cabin)
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2018
01:16 pm: Disaster management department has reported that there is no situation of water logging in Mumbai. Concerned authorities are keeping a track of the situation. There's nothing to worry as disaster management is ready to face any situation: Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde
12:35 pm: Due to heavy rains, water level has gone up in tracks especially between Virar- Nala Sopara, trains between Vasai road towards Virar suspended for now. However, suburban services are running normally with 5- 10-min delay between Churchgate to Vasai road: CPRO Western Railways
11:00 am: List of roads closed - Palghar-Boisar road closed due to water logging at Saravali; Kelwe Road; Palghar Saphale road closed due to water logging near Makunsar.
10:16 am: BEST buses unable to ply on four waterlogged areas in Sion, Bandra and Goregaon. Buses have been diverted on 14 routes.
09:20 am: Due to very heavy rains and water logging at/around Nallasopara, AC local train services to remain suspended today.
09:10 am: Mumbai city has received 165.8 mm of rain while Mumbai Suburb has received 184.3 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
08:22 am: Mumbai Dabbawalas have suspended their services for today due to heavy rains, water-logging and disrupted rail services.
08:20 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July: India Meteorological Department
08:15 am: Due to heavy rains, Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate: Divisional Railway Manager, Western railway.
The Western Railway on Monday (July 9) deployed high-power pumps to take out water from tracks, but this did not help in avoiding delay in running of trains. Thousands of people could not reach their offices, while many others arrived late.
The Central Railway cancelled 37 services, out of the daily 1,700, early in the day because of water-logging on tracks between Sion and Matunga stations.
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