Incessant rains on Tuesday brought life to a standstill in Mumbai and its suburbs, as well as towns in adjoining Raigad, Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra. Transport services were severely affected due to waterlogging and bad weather conditions. In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, Santa Cruz observatory has recorded 375 mm of rains which happens to be the highest in a decade, Skymet reported.In the last four days, Mumbai has recorded a whopping 777 mm of rains. The highest ever was in 2005 when the city recorded 944.2 mm rain in a span of 24 hours. Very heavy rainfall is expected between July 3-5. "As per #IMDUpdates, close to 200mm or more rain per day is likely between July 3 and 5," tweeted BMC.
Six pumping stations of MCGM pumped out more than 14000 Million litres of water and discharged it into the sea which is more than the combined capacity of TULSI and VIHAR Lake.
6 pumping stations of MCGM pumped out more than 14000 Million litres of water and discharged it into the sea which is more than combined capacity of TULSI and VIHAR Lake. #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdate #MumbaiRainsUpdates #MCGMUpdates pic.twitter.com/mxl5EnRpkY— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2019
Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) on Tuesday said that around 70 domestic arrivals and 81 domestic departures were cancelled due to rains in Mumbai
Incessant rain paralysed Mumbai and led to waterlogging in many parts of the financial capital on Tuesday. While 21 people died in a wall collapse in Malad, 14 others lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra, taking overall death toll to 35 in the last 24 hours.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an "Air Safety Circular" for airlines in the wake of ongoing monsoon season in the country. Below is the list of instructions for airlines:
The main runway of the Mumbai airport may remain shut for flight operations till Thursday, July 4, as it will take more time to remove the SpiceJet plane that overshot the runway.
Local train service to Thane and Mankhurd from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus have resumed, said the Central Railway.
Regular services from CSMT to Thane/Mankhurd UP and DN resumes
Rest all services are running since morning@drmmumbaicr @mybmc @m_indicator @RidlrMUM @mumbairailusers @mumbai_locals @SlowLocal— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 2, 2019
Local train services on Central and Harbour lines have resumed as heavy rain stopped for hours. Six special trains are running between CSMT to Karjat and Kasara on Central line. On Harbour line, local trains are running 20 minutes late from CSMT up to Vashi. Services are delayed by 15 minutes on Western line.
The Central Railway said heavy rains in Kurla-Thane belt on Monday evening caused waterlogging on tracks. "Despite the forecast of heavy rains and high tides, we ran services last night, so office goers could reach their homes safely. Kurla-Thane belt saw unprecedented rain of 183 mm within 3 hours which caused some waterlogging," Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway, told ANI.
Local train services resume partially on Mumbai's Central line. Four trains left for Kalyan, Badlapur, Karjat and Titwala. One train left Thane for Dadar.
Mumbai, July 2: Heavy and continuous rains over the past three days have crippled Mumbai and nearby areas as residents on Tuesday woke up to more downpour and waterlogged roads. A public holiday has been declared in Mumbai for schools and colleges and the state government has also advised offices to remain shut due to more rains and waterlogging. Meanwhile, local train services have also been hit as Central Railway has restricted the Central line and harbour line train to certain routes. Stay with us for Live updates on Mumbai rains and traffic and local train status. Mumbai Rains: BMC Declares Public Holiday, All Offices, Schools and Colleges to Remain Shut on 2nd July as IMD Forecasts Heavy Rainfall in The City.
The IMD has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai between July 3 and July 5 and have asked people to take precautionary measures. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged the people of Mumbai to remain indoors unless it's an emergency. Mumbai Rains: Maximum City is at Risk of Flooding Between July 3 & 5 Due to Heavy Downpour, Says Skymet Weather.
Meanwhile, in a tragic incident due to rain, 13 people died as a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area of Malad East. Many were feared trapped under the debris and NDRF teams were rushed to the spot for rescue operations.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 550 mm average rainfall of the entire month of June was exceeded in the just the past 48 hours. This is record rainfall and the BMC has urged people to cooperate with them in ensuring no untoward incident happens.