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Dead After Rain Hit Mumbai; Traffic, Trains Delayed In Many Areas

Mumbai Rains: The Indian Meteorological Department has said that heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai were expected to continue.

Dead After Rain Hit Mumbai; Traffic, Trains Delayed In Many Areas

Mumbai Rains: Water logging in several areas in Mumbai resulted in slow traffic and slight train delays

Mumbai: Mumbai rains have resulted in water logging in some parts of the city today along with delays in trains and traffic moving slowly. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that heavy to very heavy rains were expected to continue. Two people died and five were injured on Sunday after a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema at MG Road in South Mumbai's Marine Lines area. A 13-year-old boy was killed and his parents were injured in a wall collapse on their house at Wadol village in Thane at around 2 am today.

15-year-old also died after falling into an open pit in Mumbai's Malad suburb.

A huge section of the compound wall of Lloyds estate in south Mumbai's Wadala area collapsed today morning and took with it at least 15 vehicles due to heavy rain. Residents were evacuated and no casualties were reported.

In South Mumbai's Colaba and Santa Cruz, rainfall of 90 mm and 195 mm were recorded respectively at 5.30 am. Water logging was reported at Sion station which resulted in a delay of 5-7 minutes, according to Central Railways.

Western Railways have also said that the Uttar Pradesh line between Bhilad and Sanjan in Mumbai division was affected from 7.45 am. Western Railways however said suburban trains were running with no disruption, adding that a slight delay occurred due to low visibility.

According to Mumbai police, traffic slowed down at JVLR bridge, Vikhroli, Khar, Malad subway and Andheri subway due to water logging.

Here are the highlights on Mumbai rains and weather:

Jun 25, 2018 22:35 (IST)
Heavy rains hit rail and road traffic in Mumbai. Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray compared Monday's downpour to rain in Meghalaya's Cherrapunji
Jun 25, 2018 22:17 (IST)
The parking lot of a 32-storey building collapsed in Wadala. IANS reported that as a precautionary measure, 270 families were evacuated. 
Jun 25, 2018 21:07 (IST)
A portion of the road at Anandilal Podar Marg, Marine Lines caves in following heavy rainfall in Mumbai

Jun 25, 2018 19:24 (IST)
A private weather agency has predicted that Mumbai may receive heavy rain on June 26.
Jun 25, 2018 19:22 (IST)
A  woman admitted to hospital in a critical condition after part of balcony of a flat collapsed at Jadhav Chawl near Durga Mandir in Andheri, ANI reports.
Jun 25, 2018 16:01 (IST)
A wall fell on a 37-year-old woman in Wadala's Antop hill. The building was under construction, ANI reported. The building collapsed at around 4:45 am following heavy rains. The woman is admitted to a hospital. A complaint has been registered against the builder. 
Jun 25, 2018 14:30 (IST)
Incessant rain in Mahrashtra's Palghar causes water logging
According to news agency ANI, continuous rain has caused water logging in Maharashtra's Palghar, which is around 108 kilometres away from Mumbai. The region around Mumbai has been grappling with incessant rain for the past one day.

Jun 25, 2018 13:55 (IST)
Sanjay Nirupam tweets on the Lloyd Estates incident
Jun 25, 2018 13:39 (IST)
Number of rain-related deaths increases to 4

The number of rain-related deaths has increased to 4. After two deaths were reported to have occurred on Sunday and one death in Thane's Ambernath taluka, another death was reported in Mumbai's Malad area.

A 15-year-old died after falling into an open pit in Mumbai's Malad.
Jun 25, 2018 13:34 (IST)
"Show must go on!" Western Railways has started restoring and strengthening damaged track affected due to floods

Jun 25, 2018 13:32 (IST)
Here are tweets from Western Railways announcing Mumbai train delays

Jun 25, 2018 13:25 (IST)
No disruption in running trains. However, a few trains are delayed. Details here.

According to Western Railways, trains from Mumbai are experiencing delays. However, there have been no disruptions. The trains that have been delayed are the Bikaner Express, Ahmedabad Karnavati Express, Ahmedabad Double Decker Express, Ajmer Express and Bhuj Express.
Jun 25, 2018 12:55 (IST)
The Powai lake and dam overflowed due to the heavy rains

Jun 25, 2018 12:41 (IST)
Visuals around Mumbai's Gateway of India show a rise in water level

Jun 25, 2018 12:38 (IST)
Jun 25, 2018 12:11 (IST)
Milan, Khar subways open for commuters now: Mumbai police

A traffic update tweeted by Mumbai police said that the Milan Subway near Santacruz and Khar subway are now open. Both subways were closed a few hours earlier because of water logging, which Mumbai police said is still responsible for the slow movement of traffic.

Jun 25, 2018 12:04 (IST)
Last heavy rainfall was in June 2015, with 283.4 mm rain

Mumbai's Santacruz received 231 mm rain since yesterday.

The last time it had rained so heavily was in June 2015, when Mumbai received 283.4 mm of rainfall.

The heaviest rainfall was recorded in 1991, when Mumbai received 399mm of rain in a single day.

Jun 25, 2018 11:59 (IST)
The two weather systems responsible for heavy rain in Mumbai

The monsoon was stuck and had been in a weak phase since 13th June.

There is a cyclonic circulation over Gujarat and North Konkan and another one over northwest Bay of Bengal.

These two weather systems are the reason for heavy showers.

While rain is expected for the next 5 days, intensity will decrease by tomorrow.
Jun 25, 2018 11:41 (IST)
In sassy tweet, Mumbai police says its 'bandobast' (preparation) is as heavy as Mumbai rains

"The showers are heavy but so is our 'bandobast' on the streets to 'be there' for Mumbaikars," Mumbai police tweeted, saying they were 'always there' to help people reach their destinations.

Jun 25, 2018 11:37 (IST)
Mahesh Palawat, Skymet's Vice President tweets on Mumbai rains

Private weather forecaster Skymet's Vice president tweeted saying Santacruz received 195 mm rainfall in the past 21 hours.

Jun 25, 2018 11:28 (IST)
Mumbai Rains: Monday Morning Chaos In Mumbai After Heavy Rain; Traffic, Trains Hit

Heavy rains in Mumbai since last night led to a chaotic Monday morning in the city. Locals trains in Mumbai are running behind schedule and slow traffic is being reported from several areas after last night and this morning's downpour. Three people have died in Mumbai and Thane. Civic body officials placed pumps on stand-by as many low-lying areas in the city reported water logging."
Jun 25, 2018 11:28 (IST)
Mumbai Rains: Wall Collapses In Wadala East, Cars Stuck In Debris

A huge section of the compound wall of Mumbai's Lloyds estate collapsed taking with it at least 12 vehicles this morning after incessant rain struck several parts of Mumbai. The dramatic visuals from Antop Hill in Wadala showed several cars stuck in debris while residents are trapped inside the building."
Jun 25, 2018 11:12 (IST)
"First extremely heavy rainfall recorded in current season": Weather Department chief

"The Santacruz weather station recorded 231.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. So much rainfall is categorised as extremely heavy showers," IMD Mumbai Director Ajay Kumar told PTI.

There was flooding in several Mumbai areas, according to news agency IANS. Chunabhatti, Wadala, Dadar, Malad, Kurla, Gamdevi and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road all faced flooding.

The Mumbai morning peak road traffic was badly hit as waterlogging was reported in some parts of the Eastern and Western Express Highways (EEH-WEH), according to an IANS report.

Main and arterial roads and many low-lying areas of the city and suburbs and traffic to and from adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts were affected by the waterlogging.
Jun 25, 2018 10:35 (IST)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers at Hindmata in south Mumbai's Dadar

Jun 25, 2018 10:22 (IST)
Traffic closed at Khar subway, Santacruz, diverted to Link Road: Mumbai police

Mumbai police has tweeted saying traffic has been closed off at Khar subway in Santacruz, due to waterlogging. Traffic has been diverted to Link road, according to Mumbai police.

Traffic on Western Express Highway slowed down after a tree fell at Mahananda Dairy near NESCO, tweeted Mumbai police. Traffic slowed down towards Girgaon Chowpatty as well after a tree fell at Krishna Sanghi Junction.

They also tweeted saying that a container broke down at JVLR bridge in Vikhroli, northbound near Eastern express highway, slowing traffic over there as well, according to Mumbai police.

Traffic is also moving slowly on SCLR Kurla in both directions because of water logging, according to Mumbai police.

Jun 25, 2018 10:11 (IST)
Flooding was reported at Milan subway, Santacruz, Goregaon and Bandra

Reports of flooding in many Mumbai areas have been recorded. 

The areas that have reportedly seen flooding due to rain are:

Milan Subway in Santacruz
Siddhart Hospital in Goregaon
Filter Pada and Moraji Nagar in Powai
SV Road in Andheri
National College in Bandra
Jun 25, 2018 10:09 (IST)
Wall collapsed in South Mumbai's Antop Hill, Wadala

A major portion of a Lloyd Estates building compound wall collapsed in South Mumbai's Antop Hill, Wadala. No casualties have been reported from the incident. The collapse took with it 12 parked cars, while 5 more cars were left hanging on the cliff.

The BMC and fire department have vacated the entire C wing of the building, which houses senior lawyers, judged and businessmen.

Jun 25, 2018 09:59 (IST)
According to private weather forecaster Skymet, rains have intensified in Mumbai's Chembur area.

The private weather agency also tweeted saying there was an instance of waterlogging in Mumbai's Kurla area.

According to Skymet, a radar image tweeted by them shows a 32 per cent cloud build up right over Mumbai.

Jun 25, 2018 09:32 (IST)
Mumbai rains resulted in two deaths and five injuries on Sunday

Two people died and five were injured on Sunday after a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema at MG Road in South Mumbai's Marine Lines area, according to news agency ANI.
Jun 25, 2018 09:24 (IST)
Trains between Thane and Byculla stations delayed due to rains

Because of heavy rain, trains on the Up and Down lines are running late by 15-20 minutes, according to news agency ANI.

Jun 25, 2018 09:21 (IST)

Jun 25, 2018 09:19 (IST)
Mumbai's Malad, Powai and Mulund areas received maximum rain on Sunday: PTI

Rains lashed Mumbai incessantly on Sunday. Malad (West) received the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm on Sunday, according to weather department officials. Powai received 77.80 mm rain and Mulund (West) received 76 mm rain.