Here are the highlights of Mumbai rains today:
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.
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.
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.
As informed by IMD there is no cyclone warning for Mumbai. Citizens r requested not to spread & trust rumour-DMU- Disaster Management (@DisasterMgmtMum) September 20, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Obstruction in traffic on Centaur Bridge, North Bound, Vile Parle, W.E.H. due to breakdown of a Car. Traffic is moving slow- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 20, 2017
Water logging at Pannalal compound, Tank road junction and Johnson& Johnson Co. in Mulund #TrafficUpdate- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 20, 2017
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.
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.
- 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.
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
"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
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.
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."
"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
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
The main runway of Mumbai airport still closed; a total of 56 flights have been diverted. Second runway is operational.