Live updates: Rains Batter Maharashtra, Water-Logging On Roads, Railway Tracks

In Palghar district, more than a dozen instances of house collapse due to heavy rains were reported. Several villages were marooned. Cattle were swept by the current.

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Live updates: Rains Batter Maharashtra, Water-Logging On Roads, Railway Tracks

Due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas, several areas are witnessing water-logging

NEW DELHI: 

Train traffic was disrupted in Mumbai this morning after the city received heavy rain overnight, which led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas and flooded rail tracks. The Central Railways said six trains have been cancelled, six diverted and one short terminated due to heavy rainfall and water-logging in Mumbai.

On Saturday, thousands of passengers were stranded at railway stations across the city due amid heavy downpour. Heavy rainfall claimed at least two lives in the city. Two deaths were reported on Saturday, and three people were reported missing. 

Here are the live updates of rains from Maharashtra:


Aug 04, 2019
21:10 (IST)
All Public Schools, Colleges And Offices In Mumbai To Remain Shut Tomorrow

All private and public schools and colleges will remain shut tomorrow . Some government offices providing emergency & essential services will remain open. Private office staff may move out only if essential, the Mumbai civic body tweeted. 
Aug 04, 2019
18:22 (IST)
High-Tide Spills Garbage Along Juhu, Versova

Aug 04, 2019
16:42 (IST)
Schools In Nashik To Be Closed Tomorrow

All schools in Maharashtras's Nashik will remain closed due to continuous rain, news agency ANI reported. 
Aug 04, 2019
16:36 (IST)
Stranded People Being Rescued In Thane

Aug 04, 2019
15:08 (IST)
Maharashtra government in touch with NDRF, Army, Navy
  • "The state government is in touch with the NDRF, Army, Navy and other agencies also," the CMO said.
  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is currently in Gondia as part of his ongoing 'Maha Janadesh Yatra', spoke to Public Works Department Minister Eknath Shinde and asked Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehtato oversee the relief measures, it said.
Aug 04, 2019
14:38 (IST)
High tide at Marine Drive in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Aug 04, 2019
14:32 (IST)
Mumbai, coastal Konkan region continue to experience heavy rains
  • Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region continued to experience heavy rains. 
  • Central Railway services hit on various sectors and boats were deployed to rescue stranded people in the Kurla suburb.
  • Following incessant overnight rains, water seeped into many homes in Kranti Nagar area of Kurla, following which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation deployed rubber boats to rescue around 400 stranded residents.
  • In Church Road-Dahanukarwadi areas of Kandivali, some locals made temporary rafts of wooden board to ferry people to nearby areas for replenishing stocks of essentials.
  • Around 35 people of the tiny Ju village in Thane have been stranded due to rising flood waters and the state government has requested an air rescue operation for them.
  • They have been temporarily shifted to Bazarwad Municipal School and arrangements made to give them food, water and medical help as required, said the BMC Disaster Control.
  • In some villages in Pen, Raigad district, around 60 people were stuck in five-six feet deep water since 4 a.m. on Sunday, and the authorities have deployed NDRF teams to rescue them.
  • The downpour, which revived with full intensity since Friday night, continued Sunday with many areas of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri remaining submerged, hitting normal life and road traffic.
  • The BMC, Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, besides all other agencies, are on a high alert for any eventuality.
  • A portion of a bridge on Pinjal river in Palghar was washed away, bringing traffic to a complete halt on both sides.
  • Subways in Kandivali, Malad, and Andheri were flooded hampering traffic movement in the east-west directions.
  • However, most flights were operating at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with delays of around 30 minutes, said officials.

Aug 04, 2019
12:06 (IST)
Slow services of train resume between Thane-Kalyan
  • Slow services of train resume between Thane-Kalyan, tweets Central Railway
  • Aug 04, 2019
    12:01 (IST)
    Chief minister's office monitoring the situation
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister's office tweeted that disaster management cell is monitoring the situation
  • Aug 04, 2019
    12:00 (IST)
    8 teams of NDRF deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat
    • National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed eight teams each in Maharashtra and Gujarat

    Aug 04, 2019
    10:27 (IST)
    Visuals of railway track water-logged
    Aug 04, 2019
    10:27 (IST)
    Visuals of railway track water-logged
    Aug 04, 2019
    09:40 (IST)
    Flooding in premises of Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik
    • Flooding in premises of Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik following incessant rainfall. 

    Aug 04, 2019
    09:36 (IST)
    Weather department issues warning for fishermen
    • India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai has said that rainfall will continue with gusty winds. 
    • The weather department said that high tide of 4.5 m is expected today, and Mithi River will be surcharged. 
    • Avoid outing as far as possible, the sea will be rough, issued warning for the fisherman due to heavy rainfall.

    Aug 04, 2019
    09:33 (IST)
    • Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in a tweet appealed to the citizens of Mumbai to avoid venturing near the sea.

    Aug 04, 2019
    08:40 (IST)
    Services suspended between Main Line and Harbour Line in Mumbai
    Aug 04, 2019
    08:23 (IST)
    Trains affected due to heavy rains in Mumbai
    Aug 04, 2019
    08:21 (IST)
    Water-logging hits rail traffic in Mumbai
    • Central Railways: Services on all four lines between Sion and Kurla suspended from 7.20 am due to water logging and heavy rains.
    Aug 04, 2019
    08:21 (IST)
    Water-logging hits rail traffic in Mumbai
    • Central Railways: Services on all four lines between Sion and Kurla suspended from 7.20 am due to water logging and heavy rains.
    Aug 04, 2019
    07:33 (IST)
    Visuals of water-logging in Mumbai
    Aug 04, 2019
    07:28 (IST)
    Water-logging in several areas of Mumbai
    • In Thane district, a person was electrocuted while another was seriously injured in a roof-collapse incident in Mumbra. 
    • Several other districts in Maharashtra received rainfall through the day.
    • In Palghar district, more than a dozen instances of house collapse due to heavy rains were reported. Several villages were marooned and a video showed cattle getting swept away by the current. 
    • Education institutes remained shut on Saturday.
    • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation issued an advisory for Mumbai residents to not venture into the sea or in water-logged areas. 
    • Train services between Kurla and Sion were suspended due to rise in water level and high tide.
    Aug 04, 2019
    07:26 (IST)
    Heavy rains in Nashik, Godavari river above danger mark
    • Heavy rains in Nashik in Maharashtra and release of water from Gangapur Dam on Saturday caused the Godavari river to flow above the danger mark, said district collector Suraj Mandhare.
    • He said 17,748 cusecs (cubic foot per second) of water was released leading to the level of the river reaching almost to the deck of Holkar Bridge.
    • The authorities asked people living along the banks of rivers in the region to be alert as water from several dams had been released following heavy rains over the past few days.
    • Several cusecs of water were released into various rivers from Gautami, Alandi, Bhavali, Waldevi, Palkhed, Chankapur, Punad and Haranbari dams.
    • Bridge on Godavari river at Saykheda village has been closed to traffic due to rising water levels.
    • In rain-related incidents in the district, a man was rescued from a flooded area in Talkuteshwar Ghat. 
    • Nashik Municipal Corporation Commissioner Radhakirshna
    • Game and Mayor Ranjana Bhanasi on Saturday visited flooded areas of the city like Malegaon stand, Gadge Maharaj Bridge and Ramkunda. 

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