Due to heavy rainfall, several areas are witnessing water-logging in Mumbai.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced that schools and colleges in Mumbai will remain closed today to ensure that students are not put at risk due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall over the last few days. At least four persons have died in rain-related incidents across Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts. On Sunday, the Indian Air Force had airlifted 56 people from Khandvali, a rain-hit village in Thane district near Mumbai, after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sought its help to rescue the villagers. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that intense rainfall is expected to continue for another 24 hours, following which it will steadily decrease over the next two days. At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai were shifted after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains in the city.
Here are the live updates of Mumbai rain:
Rains have stopped leading to resumption of suburban train
- In a respite for Mumbaikars, rains have stopped leading to resumption of suburban train services of the Central Railway (CR) on Monday morning which had remained suspended for most of Sunday.
- The weather department has predicted "better weather" in the coming days.
- As rains pummelled Mumbai since Friday night, at least 12 major outstation trains got stuck, some for hours, on water-logged tracks on Mumbai's outskirts on Sunday.
- Some of the trains stranded were Duronto Express, Punjab Mail, Devgiri Express and Vidarbha Express. The railways have made parallel travel arrangements for the stranded passengers while some services were either short-terminated or restored.
- Flood-like situation also prevailed in some areas in Nashik and Pune districts on Sunday.
Suburban train services resume
- Suburban train services resumed late on Sunday evening after a 11-hour break due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, officials said.
- Central Railway services folded up in the morning due to water-logging on the tracks in Sion and Kurla. Its Harbour service, which connects the metropolis to neighbouring Navi Mumbai, was also shut for most part of the day due to water-logging at Chembur station.
- The trans-harbour line between Thane and Vashi, and Western Railway's network between Churchgate and Virar-Dahanu plied normally though with delays of 10-15 minutes.
Authorities have said essential services to remain functional
- The Maharashtra government on Sunday declared holiday for the schools and colleges in Mumbai, its suburbs and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts for Monday in view of the IMD forecast of heavy rains in the next 48 hours.
- Authorities have already declared holiday for schools in Nashik district.
- All government and semi-government employees in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are allowed to report late for duty on Monday, an official statement said.
- In view of the heavy rains alert, the government has advised people living in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, which also covers districts of Raigad, Thane and Palghar, to avoid venturing out if not necessary.
- "All essential services will remain functional on Monday," it said.
- The decision to declare holiday for schools was taken after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta.
- Incessant rains have been lashing Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai since Friday night, leading to cancellation of suburban train services on the main line and harbour line of the Central Railway for a long period on Saturday and Sunday.
- In the last 24 hours, Mumbai received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250 mm downpour.
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) department has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in Mumbai and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
- Heavy rains also wreaked havoc in Nashik and Pune districts, where rivers are in full spate.
Central Railway's all suburban services operational
- Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except Ambernath to Karjat and Titwala to Kasara.
Water-logging near Mumbai airport
- Visual of water-logging near the airport due to heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai
Mumbai University has postponed exam
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the intensity of rainfall will continue for the next 24 hours.
- BMC announced that schools and colleges in Mumbai will remain closed today to ensure that students are not put at risk due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall.
- The Mumbai University has postponed the exam for students of open learning that was scheduled for today.
- Schools and colleges will be also be closed in Palghar, Thane, Raigad, and Mumbai suburbs today.
- About 150 students of MIT College Pune, who were stranded due to water-logging inside the college building, were shifted to a safe place by a team of fire brigade on Sunday.
- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers provide refreshments to passengers stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai.
Passengers stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai
- Due to water-logging, passengers are stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai.
- 12 trains have been cancelled, 6 trains short terminated, 2 trains partially cancelled, and 1 each diverted and rescheduled, due to heavy rainfall, water-logging and boulder fall between Apta-Jite section of Central Railway.