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Mumbai Rains: Rail, road traffic disrupted due to severe waterlogging; Bombay HC, BMC shut

Several areas in Mumbai received heavy rain starting late afternoon on Tuesday. Areas in south Mumbai, as well as western and northern suburbs like Andheri, Jogeshwari, Goregaon, Malad and Borivali received around 70 mm rainfall since Tuesday morning. India Meteorological Departmemt (IMD) predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' for Mumbai.

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Mumbai Updated on: September 23, 2020 23:31 IST
Mumbai rains LIVE: Parts of city receive heavy downpour;
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Mumbai rains LIVE: Parts of city receive heavy downpour; streets waterlogged

Several areas in Mumbai received heavy rain starting late afternoon on Tuesday. Areas in south Mumbai, as well as western and northern suburbs like Andheri, Jogeshwari, Goregaon, Malad and Borivali received around 70 mm rainfall since Tuesday morning, said an official from IMD Mumbai. India Meteorological Departmemt (IMD) predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' for Mumbai.

"Due to heavy rain & water logging between Churchgate-Andheri, suburban train service is suspended & suburban local service is running normal between Andheri and Virar," said Western Railway PRO.

There were reports of traffic jams in some places in Vile Parle and Ram Mandir areas due to the rain. “The intensity of showers will reduce from Wednesday onwards and it will remain on the lower side till the end of this week,” the IMD official said.

Mumbai Rains: Highlights

05:37 pm | Suburban services of the Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai resumed fully as water on the tracks receded, it said on Wednesday evening as the city grappled with heavy overnight rains.

04:58 pm | Two security guards died after getting stuck in a flooded lift in the basement of a building in central Mumbai on Wednesday morning, the police said. The incident took place at Nathani Residency, a high-rise near Kala Pani junction of the Agripada area.

04:11 pm | Severe waterlogging in Mumbai's Sion area due to heavy rainfall. India Meteorological Department predicts heavy rainfall at isolated places over Mumbai during the next 24 hours. 

03:40 pm | High tide of 3.65 meters expected in Mumbai at 3.50 pm today, said India Meteorological Department. 

01:40 pm | Central and Harbour Lines suspended; Western Railways operational

Train services on Central & Harbour Lines have been suspended due to waterlogging, following the heavy rainfall last night. However, the Western Railway is functioning, tweets BMC.

01:30 pm | Actress Rhea Chakraborty’s bail plea to be heard tomorrow as Bombay HC suspends hearings following severe waterlogging due to heavy downpour

01:15 pm | Due to heavy & continuous rains, 02955 Mumbai Central - Jaipur Special Express will start from Andheri at 19.10 hrs on 23rd September, 2020

01:00 pm | Due to heavy & continuous rains, 02933 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Special Express will start from Borivali on 23rd September, 2020

12:30 pm | Due to heavy and continuous downpour, 09115 Dadar - Bhuj Sayajinagari Special Express train will start from Andheri station at 3:19 PM today

12:00 pm | Bombay High Court Chief Justice declares a holiday for the court today, after severe waterlogging in city. Today’s board to be taken up tomorrow.

11:20 am | The Bombay High Court on Wednesday suspended its hearings scheduled for the day, in view of the heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs.

10:09 am | Water-logging in Bhendi Bazar, Gol Temple, Nana Chowk, Mumbai Central Junction, Bawla Compound, JJ Junction, Hindmata, Kala Chowky, Sarthi Bar & Worli Sea Face. All wards are working actively to dewater the water-logged areas, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

09:29 am | Due to continuous rains & water-logging, traffic on all lines in Mumbai Suburban section between Churchgate & Dadar suspended from 8.15 am today, says Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) of Western Railway

09:00 am | Mumbai's Nair Hospital flooded following heavy rainfall in the city. It is a COVID-19 dedicated hospital. As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai city received 173 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

08:40 am  | Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation declares holiday for all pvt & govt establishments, except emergency services, after severe waterlogging and heavy rainfall in many parts of the city. Commissioner has appeared public to come out of their homes only if necessary

08:00 am | Passengers stranded at Sion railway station in Mumbai yesterday due to waterlogging following heavy downpour in the area.

07:45 am | Streets were waterlogged in the Goregaon area of Mumbai yesterday after heavy rainfall

07:16 am |  Heavy rainfall triggers heavy waterlogging in the Goregaon area of Mumbai

07:13 am | Visual shows waterlogging in Sion-Matunga road

07:00 am | Several parts of the city received heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Visuals from Lower Parel.

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