LIVE: Western Railway resumes services, but Mumbai braces for more rain tomorrow

Heavy rains in Mumbai are predicted by the IMD all through Friday. Schools have been ordered to remain shut today.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: June 20, 2015 12:03 am
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Heavy, continuous rains lashed Mumbai on Thursday night leading to water-logging and affecting rail services in several parts of the city. Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has asked schools to remain shut on Friday due to heavy showers. The Mumbai University has also postponed all theory and practical examinations due to heavy rains.

Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association president Viren Shah has claimed that there was a Rs 500-crore loss to businesses during the day as most shops in the city were shut. “Only about a fifth of the staff turned up and there were no customers. About 80 per cent of the shops downed shutters within a few hours,” he said. There have been many complaints of flooding of shops in low lying aread of Parel, Dadar Nana Chowk and Grant Road.

FIRST PHOTOS OF Mumbai Rains

LIVE UPDATES:

12:05 Am: As water level at Elphinston Road and Matunga Road has reached normal level, Western Railway’s suburban train services have also resumed from Churchgate to Andheri and beyond.

11:05 pm: Western Railways resume services on all four lines. Restricted speed at EPR and Matunga road.

Latest Trains Update as on 19.6.2015

Trains Diverted via Vasai Road-Vadodara-Nagda-Ujjain-Bhopal

11015 LTT-Gorakhpur Kushinagar Express JCO 20.6.2015

12534 CST-Lucknow Pushpak Express JCO 20.6.2015

12533 Lucknow-CST Pushpak Express JCO 20.6.2015

11016 Gorakhpur-LTT Kushinagar Express JCO 20.6.2015

Trains Diverted via Vasai Road-Vadodara-Nagda-Ujjain-Nishatpura-Bina-Katni

13202 LTT-Rajendranagar Express JCO 20.6.2015

13201 Rajendranagar-LTT Express JCO 20.6.2015

Trains Diverted via Jalgaon/Bhusaval-Surat-Nagda-Bhopal

15030 Pune-Gorakhpur Express JCO 20.6.2015

Trains Diverted via Katni-Bina-Bhopal-Nagda-Surat-Jalgaon

11066 Darbhanga-LTT Express JCO 20.6.2015

Trains Cancelled Journey Commencing On (JCO) 20.6.2015

11057 CST-Amritsar Express

11059 LTT-Chhapra Express

11067 LTT-Faizabad Saket Express

12107 LTT-Lucknow Express

12150 Patna-Pune Express

12159 Amravati-Jabalpur Express

12160 Jabalpur-Amravati Express

12162 Agra Cantonment-LTT Laskhar Express

12168 Varanasi-LTT Express

12188 CST-Jabalpur Garibrath Express

12294 Allahabad-LTT Duranto Express

14314 Bareilly-LTT Express

14313 LTT-Bareilly Express JCO 22.6.2015

15267 Raxaul-LTT Jansadharan Express

15268 LTT-Raxaul Jansadharan Express JCO 23.6.2015

22112 Nagpur-Bhusaval Express

22111 Bhusaval-Nagpur Express JCO 21.6.2015

22455 Sainagar Shirdi-Kalka Express

51157 Bhusaval-Itarsi Passenger

51158 Itarsi-Bhusaval Passenger

51187 Bhusaval-Allahabad Passenger

51188 Katni-Bhusaval Passenger

51829 Nagpur-Itarsi Passenger

51830 Itarsi-Nagpur Passenger

01711 CST-Jabalpur Special

02598 CST-Gorakhpur Special JCO 21.6.2015

02597 Gorakhpur-CST Special

12168 Varanasi-LTT Express

11038 Gorakhpur-Pune Express

11072 Varanasi-LTT Kamayani Express JCO 21.6.2015

11068 Faizabad-LTT Saket Express JCO 21.6.2015

12174 Pratapgarh-LTT Udyognagari Express JCO 23.6.2015

11058 Amritsar-CST Express JCO 23.6.2015

12174 Pratapgarh-LTT Udyognagari Express JCO 25.6.2015

10:00 pm: Navy flood rescue team deployed at Padva School in Mankhurd village for search of a missing boy.

9:45 pm: Flights diverted at Mumbai airport.

9:40 pm: Western railways services being restored in next 15 minutes, said officials.

9:00 pm: A 60-year-old man and his grandson were electrocuted at Wadala in central Mumbai as incessant rains continued to lash the city.

8:15 pm: Around 20 incoming long distance trains of 19 morning are still at various locations. Many passengers may be without food. Central Railway have given platform stoppages at Thane and Kalyan for all these trains.

8:00 pm: Suburban train service suspended again between Andheri and Chruchgate due to high rise in water level upto 250 mm at Matunga road and upto 240 mm at Elphinston road with immediate effect.

6:15 pm: Heavy rains force Shiv Sena to call off its conclave for celebrating party’s 49th anniversary of formation.

An aerial view of the flooded Juhu Airport. (Source: DK Jetley) An aerial view of the flooded Mumai’s Juhu Airport. (Source: DK Jetley)

5:25 pm: Flights at Mumbai airport delayed by 45 minutes.

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4:30 pm: Suburban services from Churchgate to Andheri and beyond have resumed at 16:20 hours.

4:02 pm: The following trains have been re-scheduled from the CST terminus.

12951 Mumbai Central – New Delhi Rajdhani Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 18.10 hrs instead of 16.40 Hrs.

12953 Mumbai Central – Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 18.55 hrs instead of 17.40 Hrs.

22913 Mumbai Central – New Delhi AC Premium Special will depart from Mumbai Central at 17.40 hrs instead of 16.00 Hrs.

19005 Mumbai Central – Okha Saurastra Mail will depart from Mumbai Central at 23.55 hrs instead of 20.25 Hrs.

All trains from Bandra Terminus are running as per schedule.

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4:00 pm: Here are the details of the long-distance trains which have been re-scheduled.

15647 LTT-Guwahati Express at 1930 hrs (sch 0805 hrs)

11019 CST-Bhubaneshwar Konark Express at 2040 hrs (sch 1510 hrs)

11041 CST-Chennai Central Express at 2115 hrs (sch 1400 hrs)

16381 CST-Kanyakumari Express at 1910 hrs (sch 1545 hrs)

11093 CST-Varanasi Mahanagari Express at 1940 hrs (sch 0010 hrs)

3:50 pm: We are now getting information that local train services on the main line and the trans harbour line have resumed. Services from Thane to Karjat/Kasara on main line, Thane -Vashi on trans harbour line and Vashi – panvel on Harbour line are running.

2:41 pm: The falling of a tree at Gandhi market caused a car to topple.

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2:32 pm: Meanwhile, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray also visited the BMC control room to take stock of the situation.

2:27 pm: A deserted Wadala railway station. Rains have hit local train services hard.

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1:35 pm: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits the BMC control room and asks Mumbaikars to avoid going near the sea.

12:57 pm: Here are the details of the long-distance trains which are affected due to the heavy rains.

12934 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Karnavati Express will be terminated at Borivali and will be reversed from Borivali as Train No 12933 Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Karnavati Express.

12932 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Double Dekor Express will be terminated at Borivali and will be reversed from Borivali as Train No 12931 Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Dekor Express.

12922 Surat- Mumbai Central Flying Ranee Express will be terminated at Andheri and will be reversed from Andheri as Train No 12921 Mumbai Central – Surat Flying Ranee Express.

59024 Valsad- Mumbai Central Fast Passenger will be terminated at Andheri and will be reversed from Andheri as Train No 59023 Mumbai Central – Valsad Fast Passenger.

12960 Bhuj – Dadar Express will be terminated at Borivali and will be reversed from Borivali as Train No 12959 Dadar – Bhuj Express.

59440 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Passenger will be terminated at Palghar and will be reversed as Train No 59439 to Ahmedabad.

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12:03 am: Monsoon updates( from 8 AM to 11 AM ): Rainfall; City 24.65 mm, ES – 25.58 mm & WS – 20.48 mm. Tree  Fallen; City 31, ES 10 & WS 32. Pumps in operations -158.

12:02 am: Services on main line and Harbour line not yet started due to water logging at various places because of continuous rain in Mumbai Suburb. However shuttling services are running between Thane/Kasara/Karjat and Vashi and Panvel.

Also read: Commuters bear brunt in Mumbai

11:46 am: People waiting at Sion station.

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11:41 am: Flight delays are now being reported at the Mumbai airport.

11:25 am: Bombay High Court issues holiday on account of heavy rains.

11:06 am: BMC has appealed to people not to leave houses.

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11:04 am: Traffic on Pedder road south bound moving slowly. Santacruz -Chembur Link road- south bound is heavy because of waterlogging: Traffic department.

11:00 am: Municipal Commissioner is taking stock of the situation.

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10:19 am: Here are some traffic directives. Water logging is reported at the following places:

Matunga-Gandhi market, Chembur-umarshi Bappa to Surana hospital. Major traffic snarls at Bhoiwada-Hindmata & Parel TT, Chembur-SCLR and Byculla-Palace Cinema also affected.

Traffic congestion also reported at Dadar TT, Plaza, Byculla station east, Sion hospital and Mukhyadhyapak Bhavan.Trust Mumbaikars to make light of the heavy rain

10:17 am: A Western Railway official said, “WR line up services are operating about 1 hour behind schedule due water on tracks.
The spokesperson of WR said, “the train services are affected due to heavy rains and waterlogging in several areas near Mumbai Central and Matunga road. It is advised to all that commuters may travel only in case of emergency.”

10:10 am: Central Railway spokesperson said,” The Harbour up line services from Vashi are temporarily suspended due to water logging on railway track between Wadala, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Kurla and Vashi stations and the Central Railway line down service  line from CST towards Kalyan is temporarily suspended due to water logging at Dadar, Sion, Kurla, Curry Road, Bhandup station”.

9:52 am: A Mumbai airport spokesperson has said that flight operations have not been affected. There are no delays or diversions, he said.

9: 50 am: The Juhu airport runway has been flooded and thus closed for operations. The airport is mainly used by ONGC and private helicopters.

9: 47 am: Mumbai’s famous dabbawala service has been closed today due to rains.

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9:35 am: IMD has predicted heavy showers and intermittent rains all though Friday.

9: 32 am: Thursday’s incessant rains witnessed water-logging in several places including Sion, Matunga, Hindmata, Ghatkopar, Hindu Colony in Dadar and many parts of Andheri, Santacruz and Malad. Mumbai can expect severe water-logging with a high tide of 4.47 meters expected during the day.

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