Mumbai rains LIVE update: Maximum city records highest August day rain since 1997; Air, rail, road traffic disrupted, schools, colleges to stay closed tomorrow

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Updated: August 30, 2017 4:44:34 AM

Many people in Mumbai are taking to social media to share pics, videos and traffic updates in the midst of heavy rains. Here are all the Mumbai rains LIVE updates!

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Mumbai rains: Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds brought Mumbai to its knees today. From disrupting Railways traffic, shutting down roads to even bringing delays and cancellations to air services, aside from damaging property and even costing lives, the devastation was massive. Things were made worse for the public as high tide that negatively impacted natural drainage of water into the sea. Harried commuters blamed the administration for not taking adequate measures to ease the situation on time, PTI reported.

Mumbai rains LIVE updates:-

4:25 AM: Official shelters provided by BMC to people who are stranded More details here:  , tweeted Mumbai Mirror.

4:20 AM: Even in the downpour, Mumbaikars continue with immersion of Lord Ganesha, tweeted Mumbai Mirror.

4:15 AM: Passengers argue as trains are not leaving as per announcements at Bandra, tweeted Mumbai Mirror.

4:00 AM: Trains Update 0330 hrs on 30.8.2017 – Trains diverted / rescheduled / short terminated due to derailment and Mumbai rains, tweeted Central Railways.

3:35 AM: Vakola water logging is clear now. Traffic on Western Express Highway is clear both on south and north bound, tweeted Mumbai Police.

2:50 AM: A 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died while two others were injured in rain-related incidents here today, reported PTI.

2:25 AM: In the first incident in the hilly Suryanagar area, a house at a higher level collapsed on one below, trapping a one-and-a-half-year-old infant, Nikhil, 40-year-old Suresh Arjun Prasad Mourya and Kiran Baby Pal (25), reported PTI.

2:10 AM: Traffic from Bandra Worli Sealink towards airport is moving now. However, south bound traffic is still very slow due to waterlogging at Vakola, tweeted Mumbai Police.

1:55 AM: Mumbai’s suburban train network, which carries over 65 lakh passengers a day, is the lifeline of the financial capital and halting of the services had led to inconvenience to many office-goers who had braved the heavy rains to make it to their offices, reported PTI.

1:40 AM: At Varshanagar hill area of Vikroli Parksite, a protective wall collapsed on a house, killing two-year-old Kalyani Jangam on the spot, reported PTI.

1:35 AM: Three persons, including two minors, were today killed in two house collapse incidents in suburban Vikroli in the wake of torrential rains that lashed the megapolis, reported PTI.

1:25 AM: Rain-hit suburban train services in Mumbai are slowly limping back to normalcy with the first train chugging out of the Churchgate station around midnight, reported PTI.

1:10 AM: Please don’t believe in rumours. ‘Cyclone Phyan’ details are of 2009 & the coordinates are of 2009 too, tweeted Mumbai Police.

12:55 AM: The flooding forced doctors to shift the patients in the paediatric ward on the first floor and to the second floor, reported PTI.

12:50 AM: Patients at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital bore the brunt of incessant heavy downpours that battered Mumbai and adjacent areas today, reported PTI.

12:45 AM: Further some more cancellations/short terminations of trains due to unprecedented rains in Mumbai, tweeted Western Railways.

12:40 AM: Two children among three killed in house collapse incidents in Mumbai in wake of torrential rains, reported PTI.

12:35 AM: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy showers tomorrow as well, reported PTI.

12:30 AM: Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been put on high alert to deal with any emergency arising out of the heavy downpour, an official of the Mumbai civic body said, as reported by PTI.

12:25 AM: Local train service resumes between Churchgate-Andheri. First train from Churchgate to Virar started at 11:58 pm, tweeted ANI.

12:20 AM: Navy helicopters are on standby to meet any eventuality in view of heavy rains in Mumbai and its adjoining areas, while the NDRF too has been put on alert, reported PTI.

12:15 AM: First train started between Churchgate-Virar, evacuation of all stranded passengers is priority and trains will be run throughout the night, if required, tweeted Western Railways.

12:10 AM: Churchgate-Virar local left Churchgate at 23.58 hrs. Evacuation of all stranded passengers at stns will be the top priority, tweeted Western Railways.

12:05 AM: Heavy Duty Pumps have been put in to evacuate water from tracks at Matunga Road, BMC assistance also sought for it, tweets Western Railways.

12:00 AM: Trains are resuming between Churchgate-Andheri. First train for Virar from Churchgate being started at 23.58 hrs, tweeted Western Railways.

11: 55 PM: The metropolis today recorded 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department. The Santacruz weather station gauged a whopping 298 mm of precipitation. This was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23, 1997, the data showed.

11:50 PM: Thane-Kalyan slow local train resumes service on central line, reported ANI.

11:45 PM: A 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died while two others were injured in rain-related incidents here today, civic officials said. The woman fell into a ‘nullah’ filled with rainwater in Kalwa and drowned, officials in the Disaster Management Cell of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) told PTI. The deceased, Sainath Shaikh, was a housewife who resided in Shanti Nagar. In the second incident, 14-year-old Gauri Jailwar died after falling into a swollen drain near a mall here, they said. Two women were injured when the compound wall crashed on houses located in the Manpada locality, the officials said.

11: 39 PM:  Visuals from Mulund railway station, earlier today.

 

11:30 PM: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to remain open tomorrow. All segments of D-Street will function as scheduled, reported ANI.

11:25 PM: The Indian Navy has put up four rain shelters for Mumbaikars stranded away from their homes due to incessant rains.

11:20 PM: One dead and two injured after a building collapsed in Vikhroli’s Varsha Nagar, reported ANI.

11: 10 PM: Western Railways has uploaded a chart of cancellations and short terminations of WR trains due to heavy rains. Check Out!

11:00 PM: Locals distribute packets of biscuits at Mumbai’s Dadar area, reported ANI.

10: 51 PM: Around 1700 Defence civilians, including ladies, have been accommodated with the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai and as many as 400 civilian employees have been accommodated at Anger and Noorbhoy buildings.

10: 47 PM: Navy makes arrangements to provide shelter to Mumbaikars stranded after heavy rains, reported PTI.

10: 43 PM: The Indian Navy has put up four rain shelters for Mumbaikars stranded away from their homes due to incessant rains and water logging in the city over the last 36 hours, reported Indian Express.

10: 40 PM: Traffic is clear on Western Highway from Airport up to Dahisar, tweets Mumbai Police.

10: 36 PM: “Heavy rains predicted. Pls get back home & stay safe. Kudos to @MumbaiPolice & others who are out trying to ease the situation. #MumbaiRains,” tweets former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

10: 34 PM: Western Railways has recently informed that it has cancelled as many as 13 trains due to very heavy rains in Mumbai. Check list below.

10: 30 PM: Cab aggregator Ola has started an emergency Shuttle services to help people struck outside due to heavy downpour in Mumbai. “We’re running free Shuttle services to get you safely to your destination from these locations,” tweeted the cab aggregator.

10: 27 PM: Long distance trains including 12951 & 12953 and CCG-ADH locals will start once water level comes down to safe operational level, said Western Railway.

10: 25 PM: Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghosal took to Twitter and asked people to stay safe and remain indoors. “Mumbai. Stay safe, stay indoors. Rains seems to be massive and likely to continue,” she tweeted.

10: 22 PM: Officials at both BSE and NSE today said that several of their employees were still at office as they could not go home because of heavy rains.

10: 18 PM: Markets regulator Sebi and exchanges are taking stock of the situation continuously and would decide accordingly amid heavy rains and strong winds disrupting normal life in the financial capital, reported PTI.

10: 15 PM: Watch visuals from Mulund railway station, earlier today.

10: 10 PM: As many as 30,000 BMC staffers are out on the streets helping Mumbaikars directly, indirectly,” Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray told PTI.

10: 05 PM: NCP leader Dhananjay Munde said the administration did nothing despite receiving a warning of heavy rainfall two days in advance.

10: 00 PM: Passenger stranded at Churchgate station due to incessant rain, reported ANI.

9: 55 PM: Rain water enters the cargo complex of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. See image.

(Image: ANI)

9: 45 PM: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will remain open tomorrow and all the market segments will function normally, reports ANI.

9: 40 PM: According to PTI, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis says only employees handling critical tasks in government offices to be on duty tomorrow.

9: 33 PM: IndiGo alone cancelled two flights today and diverted three. Jet Airways had to cancel three flights. SpiceJet claimed it has not diverted or cancelled any flight from the city.

9: 30 PM: According to NDTV, Mumbai local train service begin between Thane to Kalyan on fast line.

9: 27 PM: According to various media reported, traffic situation in various areas is still bad. No one from the traffic control department is there to clear the traffic, even the eastern express highway is blocked.

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9: 25 PM: CM Devendra Fadnavis stops toll collection at Mumbai entry points, Bandra-Worli sealink till situation eases in rain-hit city, reported PTI.

9: 22 PM: According to ANI, a total of 10 flights have been cancelled from Mumbai airport, 7 flights diverted and 23 flights asked to go-around till now.

9: 20 PM: According to Times Now, 3 incidents of wall collapse have been reported in Mumbai so far.

9: 16 PM: Traffic from D’Mello road toward Eastern Feeway is moving now. Will be cleared soon, says Mumbai Police.

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9: 14 PM: According to Hindustan Times, there has been an electricity failure at Sion Hospital. Resident doctors say only the emergency ward is working.

9: 12 PM: While speaking to CNN- News18, BJP spokesperson Tuhin Sinha congratulated Mumbai Police and Maharashtra CM for their efforts.

9: 10 PM: Fire brigade personnel rescued passengers stranded in local trains due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai. Rescue operation still underway, reported ANI.

(Image: ANI)

9: 08 PM: In wake of heavy rains in Mumbai Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has directed officials to provide all possible help to the passengers. The Union Railways minister has directed officials to ensure resumption of Mumbai suburban services as soon as possible once the water recedes.

9: 06 PM: Rain stops in Mumbai for a while, reported India Today adding that the Bandra Worli sea link has been opened for traffic.

9: 04 PM: Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan takes to Twitter and urged people to stay indoors. He wrote: “Hope everyone is safe. Please stay indoors and help out in every way possible. Also, please help the injured birds and animals.”

9: 00 PM: Railway authorities are keeping a close watch to see when train operations can be started.

8: 56 PM: “While I do this,alerts showing up on my phone about the rains in Mumbai.Please stay safe and take care everyone,” tweeted Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.

8: 51 PM: Struggling to find a place to stay? Tweet with #RainHosts as local residents in various areas of Mumbai have started a social media campaign to provide shelter, food and other basis ementies for those unable to reach their homes due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging.

8: 47 PM: Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam at an intersection after rains in Mumbai, see image.

(Image: Reuters)

8: 45 PM: Giving an update on the current situation in the city, Navi Mumbai police Commissioner told Indian Express. “In Navi Mumbai area we are requesting Malls management to allow stranded people in the Nearby Malls as it will have better facilities than any other places. We are also requesting Gurudwaras and other NGOs to arrange for some meals to these stranded people. Stranded people may note this.”

8: 40 PM: However, the essential services and critical staff in the Government will be on duty tomorrow, read another tweet from CMO Maharashtra.

8: 35 PM: In the wake of warnings issued by IMD people in Mumbai and areas around #Mumbai are advised to stay back home unless there is an emergency, tweets CMO Maharashtra.

8: 28 PM: Traffic on JVLR towards Eastern Expressway moving, though slowly: Mumbai Police.

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8: 25 PM: Speaking to ANI, BMC PRO said that BMC has cancelled leaves of all employees and has asked them to join back.

8: 18 PM: 11 trains have been rescheduled and 7 trains are cancelled till 7 pm, reported ANI.

8: 10 PM: The flooding lead to some power outtages in parts of the city with the municipal corporation warning of more such cuts if water levels continued to rise, reports Reuters.

8: 06 PM: Social media also has been abuzz with people offering help to strangers who have been stuck at various locations in the city.

8: 04 PM: Areas such as Mumbai, south Gujarat, Konkan, Goa and west Vidarbha will get extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours, A K Srivastav, head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune told PTI.

8: 02 PM: According to CNN- News 18, Siddhivinayak Temple arranges food and shelter for stranded people in Mumbai.

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8: 00 PM: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces suspension of toll collection at all entry points and sea link for today.

7: 58 PM: Several companies have also arranged for food and resting facilities for employees who have been stuck in office. Temples and other Ganesh pandals have been offering those stranded on streets food and water.

7: 56 PM: The National Disaster Response Force launched a rescue mission with police to evacuate people from low-lying areas but operations were thwarted by the continuous rain.

7: 54 PM: Many people were stranded at stations and hundreds of others walked home through waist-deep water on railway tracks, reports Reuters.

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7: 52 PM: Official of BMC’s Disaster Management Cell: “There have been reports of waterlogging in Dadar, Andheri, Worli, Kurla and Sakinaka, among other areas. We have received 20 cases of trees falling and one of a wall collapse.”

7: 50 PM: Lalbaug Cha Raja mandal distributes food to stranded people, reported ANI.

7: 48 PM: See visuals of heavy traffic near CSMT station in Mumbai.

(Image: ANI)

7: 46 PM: A K Srivastav, head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune: The status of the weather system, which has brought heavy showers over the Mumbai region, has been upgraded from ‘well marked low pressure’ to ‘depression’. It means it is set to bring more rains.

7: 44 PM: A K Srivastav, head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune: Areas such as Mumbai, south Gujarat, Konkan, Goa and west Vidarbha will get extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours.

7: 42 PM: Actor-turned-entrepreneur Gul Panag tweeted, “Brace yourself Mumbai. Heavy rain coming. Plan ahead. Stay safe.”

7: 40 PM: Due to overflowing Dahisar river, traffic on Western Expressway was stuck. Now that the water has receded, traffic started moving Northward, says Delhi Police.

7: 38 PM: Rainwater flooded the King Edward Memorial Hospital in central Mumbai, forcing doctors to vacate the paediatric ward.

7: 36 PM: Many businesses asked employees to leave early in expectation of worsening traffic jams.

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7: 34 PM: Navy says its helicopters, divers on standby to meet any eventuality after heavy rains in Mumbai. 5 teams of NDRF on standby in Mumbai.

7: 32 PM: Navy says its helicopters, divers on standby to meet any eventuality after heavy rains in Mumbai

7: 30 PM: Weather officials are predicting more heavy rains over the next 24 hours and have urged people to stay indoors.

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7: 28 PM: Tube boat has been deployed for rescue operations in Mumbai’s Dadar which is facing massive water-logging, reports ANI.

7: 25 PM: According to media reports, traffic situation in various areas is still bad. No one from the traffic control department is there to clear the traffic, even the eastern express highway is blocked.

7: 22 PM: Due to the massive rainfall and waterlogging in several areas, transportation services in the city has been disrupted which has left people stranded. Even the internet servers down in several areas and mobile connectivity has been affected. TV Signals unavailable too.

7: 19 PM: We are sending our constables to help the Mumbaikars who are in distress. We are trying to provide whatever help they want, said DCP and Mumbai Police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar.

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7: 17 PM: The Mumbai police have asked people who have got stranded due to heavy rainfall to dial police emergency no 100 or send message on their twitter handle to seek any kind of assistance.

7: 15 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and took stock of the situation in Mumbai and nearby areas due to heavy rains.

7: 12 PM: Due to the delay of train services in the financial capital, major suburban stations were overcrowded. As per PTI, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was chock-a-block with commuters anxiously waiting for trains to head home.

7: 09 PM: Watch – A car submerged in Mumbai’s Dadar area due to water logging after massive rainfall hit the city.

7: 07 PM: “Truth-Mumbai is inundated with flood because BMC & BJP Govt are totally unfit, non-performing liabilities for Mumbaikars,” tweets Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

7: 05 PM: “Govt & public agencies taking all steps amid heavy rains. Glad to note voluntary groups & citizens too coming together 2/2,” the President tweeted again.

7: 00 PM: In the wake of the recent downpour in Mumbai, President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter and expressed his concern. He wrote: “Thoughts with families, especially children, in Mumbai & western parts of the country hit by heavy downpour 1/2.”

6: 55 PM: Several residents of Mumbai are extending support to the people affected using online hashtag campaign #RainHosts.

6: 50 PM: According to Times Now, power supply has been cut in Mulund and Chembur area.

6: 45 PM: All schools in Mumbai to remain closed tomorrow: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde told ANI.

6: 40 PM: A sneak peak to the latest situation of the Smart city area of Mumbai. Watch video.

6: 35 PM: Suburban services are still suspended between Churchgate-Andheri due to incessant rains & water logging on tracks. However, Suburban services between Andheri-Virar-Dahanu Rd are being run every 10 mins, tweeted Western Railways.

6: 30 PM: According to CNN- News 18, Air India has waved off cancellation fee for today for flights to and fro Mumbai.

6: 25 PM: 6 big pumping stations have been setup, 30,000 of our staff are working on the ground, the BMC official added further.

6: 20 PM: Speaking to ANI, BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sudhir Naik informed that maximum rainfall was recorded in Wadala at 253 mm.

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6: 15 PM: Western Railways released long distance trains of August 29 departing from WR/Mumbai which have been rescheduled due to heavy rains and waterlogging in Mumbai.

6: 10 PM: PM Modi also spoke to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to take stock of the current situation in Mumbai and nearby areas.

6:05 PM: As the rainfall in the city continues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and urged the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas to stay safe and take all essential precautions. Centre assures all possible support to the Government of Maharashtra in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state, he tweeted.

6: 00 PM: Speaking to ANI, Navy PRO said that five flood rescue teams and two diving teams ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai.

(Image: ANI)

5: 55 PM: According to Times Now, local train service has been massively hit as 12 outstation trains were diverted. Indian Navy on alert and 5 flood rescue teams on standby.

5: 45 PM: In a slight relief, water logging has been cleared and traffic has started moving on Bandra Worli sea link both north and south bound, says Mumbai Police.

5: 40 PM: High tide hits shores amid massive rainfall. Watch video:

5: 35 PM: Operations at Mumbai ‘s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport resumed, reported ANI.

5: 30 PM: Heavy water-logging at various places in Mumbai due to heavy rains, reported Times Now. Watch the recent footage from Lower Parel.

5: 20 PM: According to CNN News 18, Central Railway and Western Railway train services have been stopped again, BEST planning to run extra buses.

5: 10 PM: Situation at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai worsened due to heavy rainfall in the city, reported Times Now.

5: 05 PM: According to Times Now, Bandra-Worli sea link has been closed; high tide hits the city of Mumbai. Watch video

5: 00 PM: High tide hits the coastal areas, rains intensify. No respite for next 24 hours.

4: 55 PM: The Western Railways has recently announced the running status of some local trains. “Train Nos. 12951, 12953, 12921, 59023, 12955 and 12961, DOJ 29-8-17 will depart 1 hour late ex Mumbai than their scheduled departure,” it tweeted.

4: 50 PM: Between 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, Colaba observatory has recorded 37.6 mm rainfall, while Santacruz has recorded 126 mm rainfall, reported Indian Express.

4: 45 PM: Operations at Mumbai airport suspended for some time due to low visibility: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport PRO told ANI.

4: 40 PM: No respite from rain mayhem in Mumbai as several places face water-logging crisis. See visuals

(Image: Indian Express)

4: 35 PM: People crossing through a waterlogged road near century bazaar signal at Worli.

(Image: IE)

4: 30 PM: Request people to follow traffic advisories being issued. You can also tweet to/call Mumbai Police, police will come to your rescue, Maharashtra CM told ANI.

4: 25 PM: If the water on the roads is heading up to the level of your tyres, please abandon the car, said Mumbai Police adding that being on your 2 feet may be uncomfortable but safer.

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4: 20 PM: According to airport officials around six to seven flights had to do go-arounds while landing, and four to five flights were diverted to nearby airports, including an Indigo Guwahati-Mumbai flight to Ahmadabad, reported CNN- News 18.

4: 15 PM: Continuous rains in Mumbai, city witnesses massive waterlogging: Check latest visual from Chembur.

(Image: ANI)

4: 10 PM: As per NDMA, waterlogging continues to worsen. There is no visibility on the Bandra Worli Sea Link. High tide expected at around 4: 30 pm.

4: 05 PM: “I have talked to BMC disaster management cell and Mumbai police over hotline and have asked Mantralaya staff told to leave early,” Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis told CNN- News 18.

4: 00 PM: Speaking to Times Now, Sudhir  Naik, DY Commissioner, BMC said that because of the infrastructure created over 10 years, the situation is ‘under control’.

3: 55 PM: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visits Disaster Management control room to check the arrangements made to deal with the Mumbai rains, reported CNN- News 18. Watch video:

3: 50 PM: Regional Meteorological Centre issues heavy rainfall warning for next three days in Maharashtra.

3: 45 PM: In the wake of the recent Mumbai rains, Air India took to Twitter to informed passengers about the flight delays. The national carrier wrote: “Due to heavy rain, flight operations may get affected at #BOM apt. Please contact #AI Call Center for updates.”

3: 40 PM: BMC will hold a press conference on the Mumbai rains at 4 pm today, reported CNN- News 18. The civic body claims that the situation is under control and 136 pumps and 6 pumping stations are fully functional. It appealed to people to not leave homes unless for critical work.

3: 35 PM: According to MeT, The city has averaged over 100mm of rainfall since 8.30am.

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3: 25 PM: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits State Disaster Management Control room to oversee present scenario, reported ANI.

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3: 20 PM: Milan subway and Andheri subway closed due to water logging. Traffic slow at D.N.Nagar and BMW Junction, says Mumbai Police.

3: 15 PM: Maharashtra Government issues orders for all offices to allow employees to leave in wake of heavy rains and IMD warning, reported ANI.

3: 10 PM: According to Mumbai Police, traffic on the Bandra – Worli Sea Link towards South Mumbai has been closed for some time in order to clear traffic ahead.

3: 05 PM: “Stay indoors as far as possible.Move out only if it is very important. Due to waterlogged roads, traffic not moving and slow at most places,” tweeted Delhi Police.

3: 00 PM: The rain has also reduced visibility which has forced airport authorities to divert a few flights. “Flights were delayed by around 20 minutes,” added Veena Chiplunkar, a spokeswoman for the Mumbai International Airport told PTI.

2: 55 PM: While every medium of transportation has been paralyzed due to the massive rains, comedian Sorabh Pant recently took to Twitter and shared his experience of booking a cab during such situation. He wrote: “Deleted all the games from my phone. The real game during the #MumbaiRains is getting an Ola or Uber.”

2: 50 PM: All local trains between Churchgate and Andheri have been suspended due to water logging, says DRM Western Railways

2: 45 PM: According to a report by Oneindia.com, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a warning stating that high tide is expected around 4:48 pm today along with heavy rains. The authority has suggested residents to remain indoors as far as possible and move towards higher places.

2: 40 PM: Mumbai and suburban areas received more than 70 mm rain in past 1 hour and more than 100 mm rain in Mumbai since 8:30 am today: ANI quoted BMC saying.

2: 35 PM: Heavy rains in Mumbai continue to paralyze the city. Check out the latest visuals of water-logging from Worli area.

(Image: ANI)

2:23 PM Visuals of severe water-logging at Dadar Circle

2:13 PM AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon tweets, “This is KEM Hospital now! Appalling status of healthcare in Mumbai .”

2:11 PM Actress Gul Panag tweets, “Brace yourself Mumbai. Heavy rain coming. Plan ahead. Stay safe.”

2:00 PM Mumbai Police tweets, “#Traffic moving slow at multiple places across the city due to heavy downpour & water http://logging.Travel with care Mumbai #MumbaiRains.”

1:58 PM Film maker Ashoke Pandit tweets, “#LinkingRoad #Santacruz #Mumbai #Waterlogging. #SmartCity. Thanks #BMC.”

1:55 PM Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra tweets, “Typhoon-like weather.Cancelling my flight to Delhi for an Indo Australian meeting.Telling my Aussie friends I’m ‘Down Under’ water in Mumbai.”

1:51 PM Severe water-logging in Andheri East’s Sahar area due to heavy rainfall

1:46 PM BMC reported 3 incidents of wall collapse,16 incidents of short circuit & 23 incidents of trees/branches falling in past 24 hours, confirms news agency ANI

1:45 PM Mumbai: Movement of trains affected after heavy rainfall; visuals from Bandra Railway Station

1:44 PM 3 teams of NDRF stationed in Mumbai put on alert and 2 additional teams have been moved from Pune to Mumbai

1:43 PM Suburban train service suspended on main line between Parel & Kurla frm 1230 hrs and on Harbour line between Vadala Road-Kurla from 1220hrs: CR PRO

1:42 PM Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samiti, Greater Mumbai issues advisory to Ganapati mandals to disconnect power supplies if there is waterlogging in area

1:41 PM Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall expected within 48 hrs. Isolated heavy rainfall expected in North Konkan: IMD DDG

1:40 PM Heavy rain lashes Mumbai; Visuals from Dadar, severe water-logging in the area

1:39 PM Heavy rain lashes Mumbai; Visuals from Bandra, severe water-logging in the area

1:34 PM Heavy to very heavy rainfall warning issued for Maharashtra, specially northern Konkan region: KS Hosalikar, DDG IMD, Mumbai

1:32 PM Heavy rains continue in various parts of Mumbai and Thane; High tide likely to occur today at 4.35 pm of 3.32 meters height, says ANI

1:29 PM: Severe water logging in Mumbai’s Hindmata area following heavy rains

1:25 PM Many low-lying areas are facing waterlogging crisis

1:21 PM Reportedly, many roads are submerged

1:16 PM Traffic badly affected in many areas of Mumbai

1:09 PM Jet Airways flights are running around 4o mins late from its scheduled time

1:03 PM Dadar area is also affected due to huge waterlogging

1:01 PM Train operations halted at Western Line

12:54 PM Areas like Bandra, Dadar, Hindmata, Parel, Worli, Jogeshwari are facing big crisis

12:46 PM Trains on CST Harbour are running late

12:45 PM Trains on Central Line are running late

It has been raining incessantly since Tuesday morning in Mumbai. Severe waterlogging was reported in several parts of Mumbai. Reportedly, several routes of local trains were affected and threw normal life out of gear. Also, flights were delayed. The rains are reportedly heavy and are expected to continue. Many roads are reportedly submerged due to heavy downpour. Moreover, people going to office and undertaking other activities were left stranded due to traffic being hugely affected owing to rains. Many prominent roads and areas also facing the waterlogging crisis. Reportedly, heavy rains may continue until Wednesday. Many people in Mumbai are taking to social media to share pics, videos and traffic updates in the midst of heavy rains.

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