Mumbai is witnessing rainfall on Christmas this time. The showers are being experienced in areas including Dombivli, Thane, Panvel, Oshiwara, Jogeshwari West, Malad, Ghatkopar Vikhroli, Airoli, Kandivali and Vile Parle.
According to a Western Railway (WR) official, the engineer, Harish Rathore, spent nearly 16 hours in flooded water monitoring the water level on tracks between Andheri and Vasai stations and clearing them.
Heavy rainfall has brought life in Mumbai to a standstill. Bollywood celebrities are also affected by the incessant downpour. Several filmstars shared stories of how the heavy rains were affecting normal life in the city even as megastar Amitabh Bachchan's Juhu residence -- Prateeksha -- was clogged due to rain water.
Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and the entire coastal Konkan region on Wednesday, with waterlogging reported from many areas and authorities advising people to remain indoors.
As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure. In a brief statement, Mumbai International Airport Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that "operations are normal". "IndiGo has reported cancellations. Please contact theairlines for further information," it added. IndiGo suspended operations due to paucity of manpower on Wednesday night, a source said.
A video in which water from the top of a New Cuffe Parade skyscraper in Mumbai is gushing down from a height making it look like a tall waterfall has gone viral on the Internet.
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, came to a standstill again, this time during Ganeshotsav celebrations. Heavy rains lashed the city, throwing life out gear.
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.
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.
Mumbai Rains | Trains and Flight status: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai on Wednesday, with severe waterlogging reported from many areas and authorities advising people to remain indoors. Several trains and flight services have been delayed.
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.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange alert' for Mumbai, saying they are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain in next 48 hours.
After a gap of few days, heavy rainfall had once again affected normal life in Mumbai with water logging in several places.
Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on Tuesday which caused waterlogging across the national capital with commuters facing challenges during office hours. Mumbai too continues to struggle under incessant rains, while heavy showers are also predicted for Rajasthan and Goa. Stay tuned for this space for live updates on weather.
Widespread rains lashed the national capital on Tuesday, leading to heavy waterlogging that threw traffic out of gear in many parts of the city. Vehicles moved bumper-to-bumper on DND flyover, Akshardham road and the ITO crossing. Traffic bottleneck
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas on Monday. Schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Raigarh will remain shut today due to heavy waterlogging. The state government has sought six more teams of the NDRF to tackle any eventuality. Meanwhile, flight operations were disrupted on Mumbai airport and several long-distance and local trains were delayed or cancelled.
Mumbai Rain Alert: A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai and surrounding areas of Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai. Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing.
A major train accident involving Rajdhani Express was averted on Sunday evening between Panvel and Roha on Konkan Railways track in Maharashtra. Train driver applied brakes in time after he noticed boulders on the railway track. A major tragedy was averted due to the alertness of the driver and his assistant. Watch how the nerve-wracking incident unfolded.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday deployed helicopter in the rescue operation and airlifted around 58 stranded people, including 16 children from the Ju-Nandkhuri village near Khandvali in Thane district, on the request of CM Devendra Fadnavis of additional assistance from NDRF, Air Force.