Any discussion of floods in Mumbai begins with a ritual invocation of one fateful date: 26 July 2005. On this day, the megacity received 944mm of rainfall - the average amount for the entire season, and a 100-year high. This, combined with high tides...
After heavy rains, Mumbai sometimes doesn't look much different from a Bihar village.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday July 11, 2014
Water logging due to heavy rains that continued to lash the city for a second consecutive day caused major traffic snarls and also disrupted the suburban train services.
Cities | mid-day.com | Friday July 11, 2014
With the lake levels dropping rapidly and a 20% water cut in force, the last thing Mumbaikars wanted to hear is that the BMC's much-touted Pinjal Dam, which will boost the city's water supply, will not be ready on time.
Thursday July 10, 2014
The PM has warned "bitter medicine" is needed to heal Asia's third-largest economy and improve battered government finances. Expectations of bold policies have been sky high, with the Sensex stock index in Mumbai hitting a series of record highs in t...
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 3, 2014
Monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and large parts of coastal and western Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life and leading to water-logging in several areas.
Cities | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday July 3, 2014
As heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, photos and a video of a compartment of the Mumbai Metro with a wildly leaking roof went viral online.
Cities | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with inputs from IANS) | Wednesday July 2, 2014
Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and large parts of coastal and western Maharashtra Wednesday, providing welcome relief from the extended summer in the city.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 27, 2013
Mumbai continues to remain highly vulnerable to heavy rains that occur almost every year despite having identified the solutions to reduce the risk two decades ago, a World Bank report has said.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 2, 2013
Stormy weather accompanied by heavy to very heavy rain is likely to disrupt Mumbai, coastal Konkan region, northern parts of the state and surrounding areas in the next couple of days, the met office warned on Friday.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 24, 2013
A nearly one km-long stretch of Mumbra bypass on the outskirts of Mumbai caved in this morning due to incessant rains and has been closed for vehicular traffic, police said.
India | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Wednesday July 24, 2013
Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Maharashtra and the Konkan region over the next 72 hours, the MeT department said. Alerts have been issued to disaster management units of municipal bodies and state units, and to the railways and other utili...
Cities | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Wednesday July 24, 2013
Mumbai rain: Mumbai's disaster preparedness will once again be tested as the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the region in the next 72 hours. A high tide measuring 4.95 metres, which is expected at around 1:27 pm today, c...
India | Saurabh Gupta and Sonal Mehrotra | Monday July 22, 2013
The national capital and the financial capital are facing monsoon woes with Delhi coming to a standstill over the weekend and Mumbai's 'killer' potholes frequently claiming lives.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 12, 2013
Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and most parts of Maharashtra for the second consecutive day today, impacting normal life across the state.
India | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Monday June 24, 2013
A group of 22 pilgrims, who were evacuated from rain-ravaged Uttarakhand, arrived in Mumbai late on Sunday evening by an Air India flight. The group included senior citizens and children.
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Thursday June 20, 2013
If you've been wondering why your neighbouring taxi or auto stand has been so unpopulated ever since the rains started, we can explain. In the past 10 days, more than 15,000 autos and 12,000 taxis have stayed off the roads. This is to avoid the extra...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 19, 2013
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced Rs 10 crore in aid for rescue and relief operation of the pilgrims from the state stranded in Uttarakhand due to incessant rains and landslides.
Cities | Written by Rashmi Rajput | Tuesday June 18, 2013
Five days after a part of the five-storey ill-fated building, Aftab Manzil, collapsed, a First Information Report (FIR) against seven persons has been registered by the Mumbai Police.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Monday June 17, 2013
Heavy rains lashed parts of north India today, as the annual monsoon covered the country nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Thousands are reported stranded in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.