Mumbai Rains: Few Flights Cancelled, Local Trains Running Slow, Weather Better

After heavy rains across Mumbai, traffic in the city has slowed down and the local train is hit too.

Mumbai Rains: Few Flights Cancelled, Local Trains Running Slow, Weather Better

Mumbai rains: Traffic in the city has slowed down and the local train are hit too.

Mumbai:  Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning affected weather in most parts of Mumbai since last evening. Schools and colleges have been shut as precaution and flights towards and from the financial capital are hit. The downpour is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the weather department predicted. Several parts of the city including South Mumbai, Kandivili, Borivali, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall. The traffic in Mumbai has slowed down and the local train are hit too. This is the second time in two months that Mumbai is hit with heavy rains.

Here are the highlights of Mumbai rains today:


Sep 20, 2017
22:09 (IST)
Five people have been killed in Maharahstra's Palghar district in rain-related incidents. All of them drowned in nullahs and rivers in separate incidents.

In Dahanu, at least 50 houses were damaged due to rains and the residents were shifted to different camps.

Water logging was reported in areas like Ghodbunder road which affected vehicular traffic.
Sep 20, 2017
18:41 (IST)

Sep 20, 2017
18:10 (IST)
Bus submerged in water in Malad subway earlier today:
Sep 20, 2017
17:48 (IST)
Latest Flights Update:  63 Jet Airways, 8 IndiGo and 3 SpiceJet and 1 GoAir flights cancelled due to bad weather at Mumbai airport.
Sep 20, 2017
17:08 (IST)
The BMC said water logging was reported at several places, including Hindmata, Sion, Veera Desai Road, Air India Colony, Milan Subway, Andheri Subway, Bandra, Dahisar, Chembur and Mankhurd.

Pumping machines have been pressed into services in these areas, the corporation said.

Incidents of tree and branches falling were reported in 168 places. Besides, there were 21 short-circuits and five cases of wall collapse.

Sep 20, 2017
17:04 (IST)
Don't "spread and trust" rumours of cyclone warning: BMC to Mumbaikars

Heavy rains since last night continued today, throwing normal life out of gear in the city and its suburbs, and affecting road and suburban rail services.

As rains threatened to paralyse the city, panic messages on a cyclone today went viral on social media and messaging apps.

The BMC's Disaster Management cell tweeted clarifying that no such warning has been issued by the weather department.

Sep 20, 2017
16:33 (IST)
Although Mumbai is trying to build itself into a global financial hub, parts of the city still struggle to cope with annual monsoon rains.

Unabated construction on floodplains and coastal areas, as well as storm-water drains and waterways clogged by plastic garbage have made the city increasingly vulnerable to storms.
Sep 20, 2017
16:31 (IST)
A deluge in Mumbai last month killed 14 people, wrecked homes and caused chaos in the city of 20 million people.

Floods in 2005 killed more than 500 people in the city. The majority of deaths occurred in shanty town slums, which are home to more than half of Mumbai's population.
Sep 20, 2017
16:24 (IST)
Road traffic update

The Mumbai Police is actively tweeting the traffic situation on the roads. To see what roads to take and which ones to avoid, follow their Twitter handle.
Sep 20, 2017
15:08 (IST)
Actress Tanishaa Mukerji prayed for people's safety. She advised people to "not abuse the environment which we take most for granted."
Sep 20, 2017
14:28 (IST)
Railways update

The trains on the Western Line are running late by 10 to 15 minutes, according to an official of the Western Railway (WR).

The long distance trains which were regulated and stranded at various locations due to heavy water-logging at Nallasopara, Virar have been cleared, WR said in a statement.

Some intercity trains like Manmad-Mumbai Express, Gujarat Express, Saurashtra Express, Bandra-Terminus Surat Intercity Express and Mumbai Central-Ahmadabad Shatabdi Express have been cancelled, as per the officials of the Central Railway and the Western Railway.
Sep 20, 2017
14:22 (IST)
British embassy advises its nationals travelling to Mumbai check their flight schedule. Due to heavy rain in Mumbai some flights to and from Britain have been delayed or cancelled, the advisory said.

Sep 20, 2017
13:55 (IST)

Sep 20, 2017
13:48 (IST)
No cyclone warning for Mumbai, clarifies Disaster Management Unit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

As informed by Met Department, there is no cyclone warning for Mumbai, said the disaster management organisation. They requested  citizens to not spread or trust rumour.
Sep 20, 2017
13:45 (IST)
According to MeT department figures, Mumbai suburbs recorded a whopping 304 mm rainfall till this morning, making it the third highest downpour in a single day since the great Mumbai floods when the city experienced 945 mm rains, followed by 316 mm on August 29 this year.
Sep 20, 2017
13:43 (IST)
Latest we know about Mumbai rains

- Weather department has removed warning (for heavy rainfall). Intermittent rainfall likely over city and suburbs for next 48 hours.

- Flight operations, remain affected at Mumbai airport. Delays in arrival and departure of flights continue due to fluctuating weather. Main runway to remain shut till 2 pm.

- Traffic movement is smooth in most areas as the waterlogging has reduced significantly.

- Weather department is keeping a close watch on the condition.

- High tide was at 12 noon.

- The dabbawalahs have cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office goers in the city. They will not carry out any deliveries today, said their spokesperson.
Sep 20, 2017
12:01 (IST)
Mumbai recorded 210 mm rainfall, suburb 303 mm in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am today.
Sep 20, 2017
11:59 (IST)
Fishermen have been warned against venturing into the deep sea, a weather department official said.

Sep 20, 2017
11:13 (IST)
Traffic update

South bound traffic on SV Rd diverted to P D Hinduja Rd and North Bount to linking road at Turner road junction Bandra west, informed Mumbai police

Sep 20, 2017
11:03 (IST)
Delays in flights to and from Mumbai expected: Officials

"We are experiencing heavy rainfall and bad tail winds. There are delays in arrival and departure flights because of the fluctuating weather," tweeted official handle of Mumbai Airport

Sep 20, 2017
10:56 (IST)

Sep 20, 2017
10:52 (IST)
"Water logging in Bandra at Railway colony on S V Road, in South Mumbai. Diversion towards linking road of both directions," Mumbai police said
Sep 20, 2017
10:26 (IST)
The heavy rain warning that was issued has been taken off intermittent rains will be there for the next 48 hours
Sep 20, 2017
10:04 (IST)
56 Flights Diverted As Heavy Rains Hit Airport Operations In Mumbai

The skidding of a SpiceJet aircraft on the main runway (09/27) last night have compounded problems at the Mumbai airport as it forced the private airport operator to shift operations to the secondary runway, which can carry out limited operations.

The SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft carrying 183 people overshot a wet runway while landing at the airport in rain-hit Mumbai and got stuck in the mud, officials said yesterday, adding that all passengers were safely evacuated.

Sep 20, 2017
10:02 (IST)
People share airport voes

Mumbai Airport's official Twitter handle, @CSIAMumbai 's last update was over 17 hours ago. Angry mumbaikars are taking to Twitter to vent their frustration about the same. #MumbaiAirport began trending on Twitter as well.

Ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupati tweeted: "Why in this day and age does #mumbaiairport not have a twitter handle with information ? Absurd"

Actor Saiyami Kher gave updates herself: "Reached the airport. Western Express Highway was totally clear. But all flights have been suspended."

Sep 20, 2017
09:46 (IST)
Amitabh Bachchan Tweets, 'Gods Be Angry Again'

"The God's they be angry again! They thunder and lightning loud and now it pours here in Mumbai. Be safe remain in the house," tweeted Hindi film actor Amitabh Bachchan
Sep 20, 2017
09:23 (IST)
Milan subway is open but water logged. Please use alternate route, advised Mumbai police. the traffic is moving slow on the Santacruz Chembur Link Road, South Bound, Chembur, they added.
Sep 20, 2017
08:43 (IST)
Traffic update

Traffic is normal, no waterlogging at Tardeo and Kalbadevi
Sep 20, 2017
08:37 (IST)
All stranded long distance trains have been cleared. Suburban services also running on all lines of Western Railway from Churchgate to Dahanu Road, said Western Railways through their twitter account.
Sep 20, 2017
08:34 (IST)

Sep 20, 2017
08:12 (IST)
Traffic update: Normal at Haji Ali Junction, Tardeo Pedder Road, Bandra-Worli Sea link

Traffic is moving normally in both directions on the Eastern Freeway, informed Mumbai police on  their Twitter account.

They added that traffic is normal at Haji Ali Junction, Tardeo Pedder Road and Girgaon Bandstand.

It is normal on Bandra Worli sea link and in both directions in Worli
Sep 20, 2017
08:09 (IST)
Subarban trains running normal in Churchgate-Virar section except some cases of delay up to 5 -10 minutes, tweeted Western Railways' official account.
Sep 20, 2017
08:07 (IST)
There will be no Dabba delivery by Mumbai Dabbawalas due to heavy rains in the city, informed Subhash Talekar, Mumbai Dabbawala Association spokesperson

Sep 20, 2017
07:53 (IST)
5 Western Railways trains cancelled; six trains cancelled and two diverted on Central Railways, reports news agency ANI.

Sep 20, 2017
07:50 (IST)
56 flights diverted from Mumbai airport
The main runway of Mumbai airport still closed; a total of 56 flights have been diverted. Second runway is operational.
Sep 20, 2017
07:49 (IST)
High tide expected at 12.03 pm and a low tide at 06.04 pm today, informed Mumbai police on Twitter. 
Sep 20, 2017
07:40 (IST)
The local train operations between Virar to Church Gate are on. They have been stopped beyond Virar. They are, however, running at restricted speeds.
Sep 20, 2017
07:40 (IST)
There were heavy rains in the city overnight, waterlogging in several parts.
Sep 20, 2017
07:37 (IST)
Till 7 pm yesterday, the Mumbai civic body's Disaster Control said the western suburbs received 92.21 mm rains, eastern suburbs recorded 62.45 mm and south Mumbai notched 58.74 mm rainfall.
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