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July 03, 2019 / 08:44 PM IST

Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: City returns to normalcy amid commuting woes

Live updates of the heavy rainfall in Mumbai and surrounding areas

Heavy rain continued to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for the fourth consecutive day on July 2. Waterlogging, traffic jams and delay in suburban train services was reported.

> Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday
> Schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai to remain shut today
> Suburban train services have been affected. Only some sections
are currently functional
> 1,000 people evacuated from Kurla's Kranti Nagar
> Waterlogging has been reported in several areas
> Operations at the Mumbai airport have been hit
> Intense rain is expected to continue through the day
> At least 18 people died after a retaining wall collapsed on a hill slope in Kurar village, Malad

> Many express trains have been short terminated

Central Railway’s suburban trains are running with slight delay due to heavy rains and low visibility.

As of 6.55 am on July 1, WR reported no water logging or disruption on the Western line between Churchgate and Virar. Trains were running normal.

Mumbai rains have picked up more pace on June 28 and the city has been witnessing hefty showers since morning. Many parts of the city are witnessing heavy to very heavy showers and will continue to do so in the next coming days as well.

In the last 24 hours, waterlogging has been recorded in Andheri, Andheri East, Borivali, Powai, Santa Cruz, Vikhroli, Marine Line, Mulund West, Bandra.

More heavy rains are coming up for Mumbai as rains continue to pick up pace over the city. Make sure you take your umbrellas with you and take in some time to avoid being late as traffic in Mumbai will be a woe.

Three persons died of electric shocks, while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs, a spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
  • July 03, 2019 / 08:52 PM IST

    Update on Tiware dam breach: NDRF has updated the final count of bodies recovered today as 13 while 11 are still missing. The search operation will continue tomorrow, news agency ANI has reported. 

  • July 03, 2019 / 08:43 PM IST
  • July 03, 2019 / 07:25 PM IST
  • July 03, 2019 / 06:45 PM IST

    Mumbai slowly returns to normalcy but commuting woes continue

    Schools and colleges opened and lakhs of commuters  clambered on to overcrowded trains to make a perilous journey to work as the rain subsided and India's Maximum City slowly returned to normalcy on Wednesday.

    A day after the heaviest rain since 2005 brought the country's financial capital to its knees, leading to a wall collapse in which 22 people were killed, the waters receded from several parts of the city.  

    As people in low-lying areas began to pick up the pieces from Tuesday's rain mayhem, clearing their homes of the sludge that had come with the waters, a Mumbai civic body official said public transport was normal.

    Lakhs of citizens commuting on suburban trains had a tough time due to curtailed operations on certain routes. The heavy rush of passengers at various stations in morning peak hours prompted the Central Railway (CR) to revoke its earlier decision to operate train services in the Mumbai division according to the Sunday timetable in which fewer trains operate.

    However, lakhs of passengers bore the brunt of the move to operate curtailed services and were stranded at suburban stations. (PTI) 

  • July 03, 2019 / 06:13 PM IST

    BMC asks people to take medicine to avoid leptospirosis

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that people who came in contact with floodwater should take a preventive medicine, available at civic dispensaries, to avoid leptospirosis. Water-logging was reported in several areas over the last two days as the city reeled under its highest rainfall in 24 hours after the July 26, 2005. 

    A senior official of the health department of the BMC said those who walked through floodwaters for some time need to take this medicine within 24 to 72 hours of the contact with water to avoid leptospirosis. 

    The medicine will be distributed free at the BMC's health posts, dispensaries and hospitals after paying a token registration fee, he said. (PTI)

  • July 03, 2019 / 04:02 PM IST
  • July 03, 2019 / 03:09 PM IST
  • July 03, 2019 / 02:43 PM IST

    Mumbai witnessed incessant rainfall on July 2, leaving the financial capital paralysed. Heavy showers that lashed the city in the last three days claimed at least 26 lives and threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights being cancelled.

    Here's a look at all the rain-related incidents in the first phase of Mumbai’s monsoon. 

  • July 03, 2019 / 12:47 PM IST

    Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to ANI: Mumbai Airport has not been shut. One of the runways which used to take 45 flights per hour, is now taking 36 flights. So, there has been some dislocation. It will be sorted out very quickly.

  • July 03, 2019 / 12:43 PM IST
  • July 03, 2019 / 12:28 PM IST

    Update: The main runway at Mumbai airport is still closed; secondary runway being operated. Besides cancellations of flights, operations are smooth, ANI has reported.

  • July 03, 2019 / 11:47 AM IST

    Update: Death toll in the Malad wall collapse incident from yesterday has risen to 24, news agency ANI has reported.

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