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Mumbai Rains: Andheri, Malad subway closed due to water logging; more showers to continue lashing the city

Mumbai rains LIVE Updates: Mumbai rains started late. But heavy monsoon rains have ensured that 97% of the required rainfall for the month of June was covered in just two days. Rains continued to lash Mumbai and surrounding areas since early hours of Monday. There is water logging in many parts of Mumbai including Sion and Matunga. Road and local train traffic is affected. Eastern Express Highway and Eastern Freeway are trafic-jammed.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2019 21:36 IST
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Mumbai: A woman wades through a waterlogged street during monsoon rain, in Mumbai, Monday, July 01, 2019.

Rains continue to lash Mumbai and surrounding areas. Monsoon arrived late in Mumbai but it poured on arrival and how.

Heavy rains ensured that the delay for well compensated for. In two days, heavy showers ensured that 97% of required rainfall in the month of June was covered in just two days.

Heavy rains in the catchment areas has meant that water levels in dams that supply water to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane are rising.

Here are the LIVE updates of Mumbai rains:

6:10 pm - Andheri Subway closed due to water logging

5:51 pm - Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray urged the Mumbaikars to trust the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and tweet to them in case of any emergencies or assistance.

5:28 pm - The Meteorological Department warned of "extremely heavy" rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on 2,4 and 5 July. 

5:14 pm - Rains continue to pour in Mumbai. Showers have one again begun in Kurla East. 

4:52 pm - Water logging & traffic jam in Navi Mumbai 

4: 40 pm - Latest updates from Western Railways

 

4: 02 pm - Central Railway officials monitoring and supervising the situation as Mumbai is hit by heavy rains. 

India Tv - Central Railway officials monitoring and supervising the situation

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Central Railway officials monitoring and supervising the situation

4:00 pm - Waterlogging on Sion Panvel highway near Nerul in Navi Mumba

India Tv - Sion-Panvel highway 

Sion-Panvel highway 

 

2:50 pm - Water yet to recede from Tulsi pipeline in Matunga

                India Tv - Waterlogging outside Matunga Road station on western railway line

Waterlogging outside Matunga Road station on western railway line

                Matunga is one of the worst-hit areas when it comes to waterlogging. Above is a photo outside Matunga Road station where residents are still having to wade through water.

2:35 pm- Railway tracks in Sion still submerged

Railway tracks near Sion on central line are still submerged under water. Trains are moving very cautiously. It is a challenging task for railway motormen to drive trains when they cannot see the tracks. It is the skill of these motormen that keeps Mumbai going.

India Tv - Submerged railway tracks near Sion station on central line

Submerged railway tracks near Sion station on central line

2:00 pm - Rainfall in Mumbai till 12 pm today

Average: 70 mm

Sion: 70 mm

Matunga:  55 mm
Dadar: 60 mm
Mulund: 70 mm
Ghatkopar: 30 mm
Kurla: 80 mm

1:48 pm - BMC publishes tweets of big-hearted Mumbaikars who offered food, place to stay for those stranded due to rains.

1:39 pm - Here are more train updates on suburban local trains and shuttles

1:22 pm - Mumbai  Rain Live Updates: Two long distance trains rescheduled 

                 Heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding areas especially Palghar, have affected movement of long distance trains. In its latest bulletin, Western Railways has announced rescheduling of two long-distance trains leaving from Bnadra Terminus.

06922 Bandra Terminus-Jaipur

Original departure time: 0615 hours on July 1
Rescheduled time: 2255 hours on July 1


22451 Bandra Terminus- Chandigarh
Original departure: 1215 hours on July 1
Re-scheduled departure: 1535 hours on July 1

12:45 pm: Mumbaikars open their hearts as heavens rain on them

                 Whenever tragedy strikes, Mumbaikars stand together. Water logging is a yearly, recurring issue but what is also on display each year is benevolence of citizens as they open doors to provide food and shelter to those stuck due to rains. Mumbaikars have started making such appeals.

 

         

12:42 pm- Along with Mumbai, surrounding area face the wrath of rains as well

                  Rains are lashing Thane District as well. Thane is adjacent to Mumbai.

                  

12:38 pm: Here are glimpses of the roaring Arabian Sea

                  Marine Drive is one of the favourite spots of Mumbaikars to hang out during the rainy season. However, its always dangerous to enter the waters. Here are some glimpses of roaring waters of the Arabian Sea.

12:35 pm - Although sea water has started receding after high tide. Next few hours are crucial for Mumbai if it continues to rain. Tides of the Arabian Sea have a great impact on Mumbai's drainage system. If sea water rises, the drainage system cannot drian the water our in an effective manner.

12:28 pm - Rains and water logging at different places in Mumbai have begun to have a great effect on the city. There is traffic jam on Eastern Express Highway and Eastern Freeway.

11:21 am - Need help? These are the helpline numbers

                   

 

10:58 am - Mumbai rains affect flight operations

                   After trains, the rains have affected flight operations as well. There is a delay of 25-30 minutes in flight operations at Mumbai airport.

10:52 am - Mumbaikars vent anger against government on Twitter

                   Mumbaikars are angry, and rightly so. All they want to do is to commute to their workplace safely. Each year, authorities claim that Mumbai will be ready to face Monsoons, but all claims fall flat. People are tired and are venting their anger against the authorities on social media.

10:42 am-  Water starts filling up in low lying areas of the city

                   Heavy rains are causing water logging in low lying areas of the city. Here are images outside Matunga Police Sattion

                   India Tv - Matunga

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Matunga

                   India Tv - Matunga

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Matunga

10:40 am - India Meteorological Department has said that heavy rains are likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar for next one hour. 

10:22 am - Western Railways scrambles to repair overhead wire damage at Marine Lines

                  Overhead wires at Marine Lines station got damaged this morning as material from nearby construction fell on them. Western Railways has scrambled resources to repair the damage especially in view of heavy rains and office rush in the morning.

10:18 am - Water logging affects local trains

                   Local trains are moving slowly due to heavy rains and water logging. Central Railways has appealed people to remain calm.

                   

 

9:12 am - 13 trains cancelled due to water logging on tracks in Palghar

                  

8:35 am - Senior officers monitoring the situation: Western Railways

Railway tracks in Palghar near Mumbai are submerged under water. This has started affecting trains on western line. Western Railways have said that senior officers are monitoring the situation and efforts are on to resolve problems.

8:27 am - Heavy rains at Palghar near, Mumbai have started to have an effect on trains. Palghar station comes under Western Railways. Here is the list of trains that have been cancelled/ short terminated.

7:38 am - Heavy showers in the early hours of Monday caused waterlogging

                 

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