Heavy, incessant rain has paralysed Mumbai and left at least 19 dead in the city and its neighourhood. Since yesterday, Mumbai has received the heaviest rain in a decade. The weather office has warned of more rain in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad in the next few hours.
Local trains in Mumbai, which were cancelled by the Western and Central Railways citing "nature's fury", have resumed services. Over a dozen people were killed as a wall crashed in Malad around 2 am; efforts to save a 12-year-old girl trapped under debris ended in tragedy as rescue team pulled out her body after a 14-hour operation.
Pictures from Nalasopara showed the railway station waterlogged. Flights have been diverted as the main runway of the Mumbai airport was blocked by a stranded plane. The runway is likely to functional by Thursday, officials said.
The Meteorological Department warned of "extremely heavy" rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on July 2, 4 and 5. Private weather agency Skymet said Mumbai is at "serious risk of flooding" between July 3 and 5. "Close to 200 mm or more rain per day is likely during this period, which could hamper normal life," it said.
Here are the Highlights on the Mumbai rains:
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report on general and social sector has also observed that drains in Mumbai are adequate only to handle 25 mm rainfall per hour and that there are numerous obstructions in the larger drains due to siphons and other utility services. It also stated that floodgates have been provided in only three of the 45 outfalls in the drains.
Mumbai! Stay dry, stay safe. Follow the official advisories and take care. #MumbaiRain- Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) July 2, 2019
The true spirit of Mumbaikars lies in being strong and being there for each other! Please help all those you can, please stay safe and follow all precautions! We are in this together🙏 Thank you to all our men in uniform who are being saviours today! #MumbaiRains- Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 2, 2019
"A total of 203 flights were cancelled at the Mumbai airport due to inclement weather and non-availability of the main runway for operations," an airport official said.
A 45-year-old watchman died after the compound wall of a housing society collapsed on him following heavy rains in suburban Mulund. The watchman, identified as Gambhir Kari Singh, was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead before admission, a police official said.
"Drunk with arrogance of power, an incompetent & corrupt Shiv Sena-BJP alliance leaves Mumbai to lurch in this flood season, year after year for 25 years! 18 people died in Mumbai and crumbling infra is for everyone to see! Will SS-BJP own responsibility for this mess, ever (sic)," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala
Eighteen people were killed as heavy rain pounded Mumbai and its surrounding areas overnight, flooding the airport and paralysing local trains, the lifeline of India's commercial capital. The city received the heaviest rain over a 24-hour period in a decade. The weather office has sounded a red alert for Mumbai today, warning of more rain. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was seen monitoring the situation from the Mumbai civic body's control room.
Drunk with arrogance of power, an incompetent & corrupt Shiv Sena-BJP alliance leaves Mumbai to lurch in this flood season, year after year for 25 years!- Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 2, 2019
18 people died in Mumbai and crumbling infra is for everyone to see!
Will SS-BJP own responsibility for this mess, ever?
#TEAMNDRFINDIA prepares 4 developing situation of heavy rains & waterlogging esp in Mumbai. As IMD prediction is more rains next few days #NDRF appeals 2 citizens to take due precautions.#NDRFCOMMITTED2HELP with 7 teams & more on way. @NDRFHQ@CMOMaharashtra@PMOIndia@HMOIndiapic.twitter.com/SC4F7zBeEz- ѕαtчα n prαdhαn, dírєctσr gєnєrαl,ndrf (@satyaprad1) July 2, 2019
WR's hard work in planning & execution of monsoon works at Nallasopara as per directives of MR Sh Piyush Goyal & under prsnl supervision of GM/WR finally paid off. In spite of decade's heaviest rainfall in 3 days(1000 mm +),WR has been able to keep wheels of #Mumbailocal moving pic.twitter.com/f0IevALpne- Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 2, 2019
3 wall collapse incidents in Mumbai & Pune due to heavy rains in the area. #TEAMNDRFINDIA pained at the unfortunate loss of precious lives. Takes part with other agencies in the rescue/relief efforts & saving innocent lives.#COMMITTED2HELP@NDRFHQ@HMOIndia@PMOIndia@ndmaindiapic.twitter.com/0Ahi66VuD2- ѕαtчα n prαdhαn, dírєctσr gєnєrαl,ndrf (@satyaprad1) July 2, 2019
Alert:- Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 2, 2019
Following trains of 1.7.2019 departing CSMT/LTT
12137 Mumbai-Firozpur Punjab Mail at 1235 hrs today
12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Chheoki at 1255 hrs today
12141 LTT-Rajendranagar Express at 1300 hrs today.@drmmumbaicr@BhusavalDivn@mumbairailusers@m_indicator@mybmc
Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) Spox: A 150 m length of ramp is being prepared to push an aircraft out of the grassy area. Air India's disabled aircraft recovery kit has been mobilised.- ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
SpiceJet SG 6237 overshot runway at Mumbai Airport today. All passengers were safe pic.twitter.com/M9fvLATacU
Passengers may please note that following Trains have been short terminated & reversed from stations other than the destination due to water logging at Nallasopara following very heavy rains. Inconvenience is deeply regretted. #WRUpdatespic.twitter.com/vYK05TwIsx- Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 2, 2019
A 10-year-old girl is trapped under debris after a compound wall collapsed on a house in Mumbai's Malad East after heavy overnight rainfall. The young girl has been identified as Sanchita Jadhav and has been able to communicate with officials working to rescue her. She asked them for water to drink. Rescue officials have said they are unable to lift the section of the collapsed wall for fear of pieces of broken concrete breaking off and injuring the trapped girl. They have also been unable to move a crane into position because of muddy ground conditions. Instead, rescue officials are looking to cut through a small section of the debris and clear a path for the girl to escape.
#Clarification#Mumbai Airport is not closed. As there is a skidding of a flight at main runway, the main runway is closed for operation.- MAHARASHTRA DGIPR (@MahaDGIPR) July 2, 2019
Alternate Runway is in operation & some flights r diverted to Goa. Because of this some flights r rescheduled.#MumbaiRainsLive#MumbaiRainpic.twitter.com/hIEFc2UpWI
#IndianNavy deploys various teams to provide relief to rain hit and stranded Mumbaikars in Kurla area @Dev_Fadnavis@CMOMaharashtra@PIBMumbai@DDNewsHindi@SpokespersonMoD@rajnathsingh@DefenceMinIndia@airnewsalerts@nitin_gadkari@RanveerOfficial@meghnagulzarpic.twitter.com/hkIGFZNJI0- SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 2, 2019
Pained to know about the loss of lives in Malad Wall Collapse incidence. My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured.- Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 2, 2019
₹5 lakh will be given to the kin of deceased.#MumbaiRains
Last year the maximum rainfall at Nallasopara in 72 hrs was about 550 mm while this year the rainfall has crossed 1000 mm in last 72-75 hrs. Water level is above 200 mm above rail level. However, in spite of Nature's fury, WR is making all efforts to keep the trains running. pic.twitter.com/4fkPqrDaXh- Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 2, 2019
Due to very heavy rainfall, Central Railway Mumbai Suburban Services will run in following sections only till further notice:- Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 2, 2019
Csmt andheri goregaon harbour line
Vashi panvel harbour line
Thane vashi Panvel transharbour
4th corridor to Kharkopar
In an extremely unfortunate incident, 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village . Fire Brigade & NDRF had rushed to the spot 1/2- माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2019
Due to water logging at Nallasopara, following trains are short terminated .- Western Railway (@WesternRly) 2 July 2019
1)12922-Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central of 2-7-2019 will be Short terminated at Valsad.
2) 12934 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central of 2-7-2019 will be short terminated at Valsad. #WRUpdates@drmbct@drmadiwr