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Jul 03, 2019 08:44 PM IST | Source:

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

Live updates of the heavy rainfall in Mumbai and surrounding areas

  • Jul 03, 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. 

  • Jul 03, 08:43 PM (IST)
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  • Jul 03, 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) 

  • Jul 03, 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)

  • Jul 03, 04:02 PM (IST)
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  • Jul 03, 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. 

  • Jul 03, 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.

  • Jul 03, 12:43 PM (IST)
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