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Mumbai Rain Live Updates : Train Services Disrupted, Passengers Stranded

Mumbai Weather Forecast : The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai and its outskirts till tomorrow.

Mumbai Rain Live Updates : Train Services Disrupted, Passengers Stranded

Mumbai Rain : The megacity has received five times the normal amount of rain.


Mumbai has been reeling under the impact of heavy monsoon rain. The city received five times the normal amount of rain, which led to waterlogging on roads and rail tracks. At Nallasopara, water levels rose to 460mm, making it impossible to run trains. Mumbai rain made the dabbawalas suspend their services for a day. Education Minister Vinod Tawde tweeted that school principals in Mumbai have been asked to assess the situation in their areas and take a call on closure of schools. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were on standby. The megacity has received 90% of the total rain of the month of July. 

Mumbai weather has also affected flights. An Air India Express flight overshot the runway while landing at Mumbai airport Tuesday afternoon, due to heavy rain. “The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain the aircraft could stop only at the stopway," the spokesperson added.


Here are the live updates on Mumbai rain : 

Jul 11, 2018 15:28 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 14:19 (IST)
It will rain for next 3-4 days in Mumbai and Konkan but intensity will decrease and on 13-14 July intensity might go up. In the coming 3- 4 days it will rain in north-west India and temperatures will drop. It may start raining in Delhi-NCR from tonight: Charan Singh, from met office quoted by ANI
Jul 11, 2018 14:13 (IST)
Streets near the Nala Sopara station are still submerged. People have been stuck in their houses since the past four days. 
Jul 11, 2018 13:35 (IST)
Train No. 17018 Secunderabad - Rajkot Express of 09.07.18 will now run upto Surat via diverted route Kalyan-Jalgaon-Surat and remain cancelled between Surat-Rajkot : Western Railway 
Jul 11, 2018 13:03 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 12:40 (IST)
Train No. 19023 Mumbai Central - Firozpur Cantt of 11.07.18 will leave from Ex Valsad at 15.15 hrs and remain cancelled between Mumbai Central - Valsad : Western Railway
Jul 11, 2018 12:20 (IST)
Divisional Railway Manager put out the following helpline numbers: 

 Surat - 02612401791

 Mumbai Central - 23077292 / 02267645552 

Bandra Terminus - 26425756 / 02267647594 

Borivali - 02267634146

Jul 11, 2018 12:08 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 11:55 (IST)
Local train services were adversely affected on a section of the Western Railway (WR) on Tuesday due to inundation of tracks.
Jul 11, 2018 11:20 (IST)
More schedule changes

Train No. 12972 Bhavnagar - Bandra Terminus Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Vapi and will be reversed as Train No. 19217 from Navsari at 20.05 hrs.

Train No. 12902 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Gujarat Mail of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Navsari and will be reversed as Train No. 12901 from Navsari at 01.40 hrs of 12.07.18

Train No. 19708 Jaipur - Bandra Terminus Aravali Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Dahanu Road and will be reversed as Train No. 19707 from Dahanu Road at 22.50 hrs.
Jul 11, 2018 11:10 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 10:47 (IST)

Train Schedule Changes: 

Train No. 19332 Indore - Kochuveli Express of 10.07.18 has been diverted via Surat-Jalgaon

Train No. 59045 Bandra Terminus - Vapi Passenger of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No. 12479 Jodhpur - Bandra Terminus Surya Nagari Express of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Surat and remain cancelled between Surat-Bandra Terminus


Jul 11, 2018 10:34 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 10:31 (IST)
Suburban trains running normal between Churchgate - Bhayander and Virar- Dahanu Road. Trains being run on slow Up line {towards Churchgate} from Virar at 10 kmph in Virar-Bhayander section. 
Jul 11, 2018 09:48 (IST)
The postal colony in Chembur was waterlogged for almost 72 hours. The water level has gone down but residents are still facing troubles. A resident said he had fallen ill and the rains had caused damage to his house. 
Jul 11, 2018 09:25 (IST)
Railway officials soon spotted the video online and immediately clarified that the cloth was used only to mark the point of fracture, and not used to bridge the crack, as was claimed in the video. They also said that paint could not be used to mark the crack due to heavy rain in, and around Mumbai.
Jul 11, 2018 09:01 (IST)
The Central Railway issued a clarification late on Tuesday evening saying that a video doing the rounds on social media is not accurate. The video, which purportedly shows railway employees "tying" a fractured piece of track with a cloth, was widely circulated on social media and chat platforms.

In its clarification, the Central Railway highlighted that the cloth was only used as a marker.

Jul 11, 2018 08:56 (IST)
This morning, local trains are running on restricted speed between Churchgate in south Mumbai and Bhayander.
Jul 11, 2018 08:46 (IST)
The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai and its outskirts till tomorrow.
Jul 11, 2018 08:31 (IST)
Among the areas that were been worst affected by the heavy rain on Tuesday were Nallasopara on the outskirts of the city. Several trains were stranded in the area and a number of homes were inundated. 

Nearly 1,500 passengers who were stuck in two Mumbai-bound trains between Nallasopara and Vasai stations were rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the police and fire brigade. Officials were seen distributing 2,000 packets of food to the stranded passengers.
Jul 11, 2018 08:22 (IST)
Visuals from Vasai

Jul 11, 2018 08:04 (IST)
"Delhi Buried Under Garbage, Mumbai Sinking": Supreme Court Rebukes Government
Delhi is getting buried under mounds of garbage and Mumbai is sinking under water, but the government is doing nothing, the Supreme Court said today. It fined 10 states and two union territories for not filing their affidavits on their policies for solid waste management strategy."
Jul 11, 2018 07:51 (IST)
Help was delivered to stranded passengers after train services were severely hit, following heavy rains.

Jul 11, 2018 07:37 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation would be directed to collaborate with institutions like IIT Bombay to develop modern technology for ensuring good roads in Mumbai : PTI
Jul 11, 2018 07:26 (IST)
Mumbai Has Already Received Over 50 Per Cent Of Season's Rainfall
It has been just over a month that the monsoon arrived in Mumbai, but the metropolis has already received 54 per cent of the season's rain quota."
Jul 11, 2018 07:16 (IST)
Jul 11, 2018 07:14 (IST)
06.45am, 11.07.2018. Local trains running normal bet Churchgate--Bhayander. Though water level has come down, on tracks at/near Nallasopara, it is still not at safe level. Suburban services will start bet Nallasopara-Virar as soon as water level comes down to safe level : Western Railway Tweet