Mumbai rains LIVE updates: 5 dead in separate incidents; train services resume on Harbour line

Mumbai Rains: Mumbai is experiencing heavy rainfall over the last two days. People have been sharing pictures and videos of the downpour on social media using #MumbaiRains. If you're stuck in traffic or just sitting by a window and enjoying the rains, send us pictures using #MumbaiRains

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 30, 2017 2:20 pm
A group of blind people walking back home at Dadar. (Express Photo/Nirmal Harindran)

Mumbai has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Saturday morning with the regional Meteorological Centre in Colaba predicting the situation to improve in the next 24 hours. The city received 298 mm of rainfall over a period of 9 hours on Tuesday making it the worst rainfall in the region since 2005 when Maximum City went down under after an unprecedented deluge. The rain had slowed down the city’s vehicular traffic on Tuesday and hundreds were stranded without a way to reach back home in the suburbs. Most of the railway tracks were also waterlogged and local trains, the lifeline of the city, were also affected. However, situation has improved on Wednesday. Buses and trains have mostly resumed service.

On Tuesday, the Maharashtra government had issued an advisory: “The next 48 hours may see very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and suburbs… Precautionary measures include not venturing out unless necessary, electricity supply may be cut down to waterlogging, it would be advisable to keep devices charged, stock food and supplies, roll down windows of vehicles while in traffic…”

Mumbai rains LIVE updates: 

2.16 pm:

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1.20 pm: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that all efforts were being taken to provide relief to passengers of Mumbai suburban in wake of heavy rains. Additional pumps have also been put in for bringing water levels down in heavy water logged areas. “By all these efforts, services on @WesternRly was resumed yesterday at 23.58 hours and stranded passengers evacuated.”

12.55 pm: Five teams of 5 BN, NDRF will be prepositioned in Mumbai now for recce, confidence building and as a precautionary measure. There will be one team each in Andheri, Kurla-Sion-Ghatkopar axis, Matunga, Dadar – Hind mata axis, and in Lower Parel – curry road axis. The teams have boats, lifebuoy, lifejackets and deep diving sets to help people during any situation.

In case you wish to join any of these teams, please contact the following:

Mr. Mahesh Nalawade, Dy. Commandant, 9921060504, 9422315932

Mr. Kumar Raghvendra, Asst. Commandant, 9423578449, 9112278601, 8605978601

Mr. Shiv Kumar, Asst. Commandant, 9422316845, 7083806949

12.30 pm: As Mumbai limps back to normalcy after torrential rainfall, The Indian Express brings you photos from various parts of the city.

At worli Sea Face a day after #MumbaiRains (Source: Express Photo/Nirmal Harindran) Photos of KEM hospital where pumping work is underway. Water has receded from the hospital. (Express Photo)

12.10 pm: Rumours of a metro bridge collapse in Andheri’s Chakala area have been doing rounds since this morning. The Indian Express reporters on the ground have confirmed that its fake. Please refrain from spreading rumours.

12.05 pm: After rains receded this morning between 8.30 am to 11.30 am, Santacruz recorded 6 mm rainfall and Colaba also recorded 6 mm. This is a huge drop from the figures during the 24-hour frame between Tuesday and Wednesday morning. 331.4 mm and 111 mm rainfall was recorded at Santacruz and Colaba respectively.

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11.50 am: Will it rain in Mumbai today?

There have been light showers in eastern and western suburbs. Heavy rains remain unlikely. IMD said earlier today that the monsoon clouds had moved north so heavy rains were unlikely on Wednesday. South Gujarat and other areas may experience heavy rains. North Konkan region, including Mumbai, may experience light rain.

11.30 am: Shiv Sena, which rules the BMC, complimented the civic body for ensuring that the situation did not “go out of hand”. “The BMC’s preparedness to tackle the natural calamity ensured that the situation did not go out of hand. The civic body should be complimented for this. Even after heavy rains, no big untoward incident has taken place,” Shiv Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

11.15 am: Though there is no waterlogging in the area, some traffic obstacles can be found in Sion, Matunga Area due to few vehicles left on the road. Waterlogging all over is clear. Traffic has also been restored to normal.

11.10 am: Gastroenterologist, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, 59, has been missing since 6.45 pm on Tuesday. The senior doctor was last spotted as he was returning home from Bombay Hospital. “He asked driver to take car home and decided to walk since he thought it will take less time. Our house is 10 minutes away from where he was,” said Pallavi Godbole, his niece. After finding his umbrella near India Bulls, Lower Parel, the family suspects he may have fallen in a manhole. Read more here.

11.05 am: A group of nurses that had come to the city from Dhule for a morcha at Azad Maidaan in south Mumbai were stranded after train services were shut yesterday due to rains and accident at Asangaon. They got required assistance after dialing 100.

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11.00 am: Meanwhile, reports of mishaps across the city have been pouring in. ANI reported that a tree fell on a mini bus in Mumbai’s Dadar West and no one was injured in the accident. In a separate incident, a man died after falling into an open manhole on Dadar’s Matkar Road. Police register case on account of eyewitness, according to ANI.

10.50 am: Kurla residents allege there has been no help from administration in the aftermath of the heavy rains on Tuesday. Visuals provided by ANI show the residents clearing their house of the rain water using buckets and other containers.

10.40 am: Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas won’t be operating today. “The over 5,000 ‘dabbawalas’ who deliver around two lakh ‘dabbas’ (tiffins) a day won’t be able to do so today as they returned only this morning after being stranded at railway stations,” the spokesperson for Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar, told PTI. “Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today.”

10.30 am: Police said that four people were washed away in four in separate incidents in Mumbai following torrential rains, reported PTI. The incidents were reported from Dahisar, Kandivali, Maladand Dadar areas, a senior police official told PTI.

10.20 am: Maharashtra and Gujarat have now been put on high alert. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Konkan received 500 per cent excess rainfall on Tuesday, recording 99 mm of rainfall when its normal for the day is only 16.5 mm.

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10.10 am: The Western Naval Command has also made arrangements to provide shelter to the people who were stranded. “WNC has made arrangements to provide shelter to stranded Mumbaikars at Colaba, Worli and Ghatkopar,” the spokesperson said adding that the shelters were provided at Sagar Institute Colaba, INS Trata Worli, INS Hamla Marve and Material Organisation Ghatkopar.

10.00 am: All Air India flights from Mumbai delayed since morning due to rains and also crew constraints owing to waterlogging at many areas. There have been around 30 minute delays. Flights of yesterday – Muscat AI 985 and AI 342 Singapore being operated today at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm.

9.52 am: In the last 24 hours Santacruz recorded 331.4 mm and Colaba recorded 111 mm rainfall.

9.35 am: Navy helicopters have been put on standby to meet any eventuality. The NDRF too has been put on alert.

9.25 am: The heavy rainfall now seems to have delayed the talks on Australia-India investment and education ties. The Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment Steven Ciobo, who was scheduled to visit the BSE and the BSE Institute in Mumbai on Thursday, has cancelled his visit due to the “inclement weather conditions” in Mumbai.

9.20 am: The State Disaster Management Authority also said there is likely to be less rainfall today. “The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall for today. However, it is likely to be lesser compared to yesterday,” a senior SDMA official told PTI. “Also, there is much lesser congestion expected as the government has already announced that schools and offices will remain shut today,” he added.

9.10 am:  The mishaps took place as Mumbai received 298 mm of rainfall over a period of 9 hours on Tuesday which is nine times more rain than the average.

9.05 am: While most of the people were stranded, the heavy rainfall claimed three lives in the Maximum City in two separate incidents of house collapse. The first incident took place in Varshanagar in Park Site on Tuesday followed by another in Suryanagar in Vikhroli at around 2 am on Wednesday morning. Two out of the three dead were children.

9.00 am: Schools and colleges remained shut on Wednesday. Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised people to stay back home unless there is an emergency. “However, the essential services and critical staff in the government will be on duty today,” the Maharashtra CM said.

8.55 am: “Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north,” says IMD Deputy Director General KS Hosalikar. “South Gujarat and other areas may experience heavy rains. In afternoon North Konkan region including Mumbai may experience light rain,” he added.

8.50 am: There is no rainfall in the Dharavi area as of now. However there is severe waterlogging in the Mulund area following heavy rain.

8.45 am: Jet Airways, Vistara and IndiGo has offered its passengers to cancel or reschedule their August 30 flights without any penalty or cancellation fee.

8.40 am: Severe water logging at Thane railway station in early morning hours following heavy rain. First train from Churchgate-Andheri at 12.45 am. First train from CSMT to Kalyan at 7.26 am

8.00 am: The US Consulate will be closed remain closed on Wednesday because of the #MumbaiRains. All non-emergency consular services will be rescheduled.

7.50 am: Rainfall intensity expected to reduce today, reports SkymetWeather.

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7.45 am: After local train services were resumed on Western Line, Central Railway has also resumed its services from Kurla to Dombivali.

7.40 am: Indian Navy starts food counters at various locations in Mumbai for the stranded commuters. Navy community kitchens are providing food at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli, Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar this morning.

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7.37 am: BEST is operating extra buses from CSMT towards Thane via eastern free way on Routes C8 and C42.

7.25 am: Metro rail services also functioning normally between Andheri and Ghatkopar.

7. 15 am: Traffic from Bandra Worli Sealink towards airport is moving now. South bound traffic too cleared after Vakola waterlogging was cleared. Traffic on Western Express Highway is clear both on south and north bound, Mumbai Police said today.

7.10 am: As heavy rain continues to affect normal lives in Mumbai, three dead including two children in Vikhroli due to a house collapse.

7.00 am: Light to moderate rainfall expected in Mumbai today, says IMD Deputy Director General KS Hosalikar. Mumbai Police also said roads “are normal all over Mumbai except little waterlogging at Sion.”

6.55 am: Mumbai is just the latest in a long list of cities that have experienced flooding this year. A couple of weeks ago, Bengaluru had received massive rains, about 180 mm in a single day, and was faced with similar flooding. Large parts of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha also experienced floods this season. As many as 280 districts in 23 states have been affected by flood-like situations this year. Read more here.

6:22 am: The BMC has said that the western railway line has been restored.

6:10 am: Vehicular movement has been allowed on the Goa – Mumbai and Pune – Mumbai highways as the traffic situation has improved in Mumbai, Hemant Nagrale, Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai, said.

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2:19 am: “Had so much rainfall happened in May or June, the situation in Mumbai might have been less severe,” Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of services at the India Meteorological Department, said.

1:27 am: Train services in Mumbai are slowly limping back to normalcy with the first train chugging out of the Churchgate station around midnight.

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12:34 am: Two children among three killed in house collapse incidents in Mumbai in wake of torrential rains, news agency PTI reported.

11:21 pm: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis urges people to stay indoors tomorrow.

11:15 pm: BMC offers its schools across all 24 administrative wards as emergency and night shelters to people stranded.

Schools near stations for night shelter in G South are:

# Globe Mill Municipal school, Pandurang budhkar Road Elphinstone

# NM Joshi School Kari Road

Ram Dotonde: D ward

# Bane compound school, Tardeo

# Gilder lane municipal school

Ram Dotonde: Arrangement is made at Dongri Municipal School at Sandhurst Road

G/N ward schools

# City of Los Angeles Municipal School, Mahim
# Bhavani Shankar Municipal School, Dadar
# Dadar Woolen Mill Municipal School
# Gokhale Road Municipal School
# Mahim Municipal School

All school are kept ready with attendant

Ram Dotonde: R/N ward
#Tare Marg Municipal School

#Ranchod Das Municipal School

#Club Aquariya parking

Ram Dotonde: RS ward

#M G RD Municipal School

#Ganesh Nagar Municipal School

#Charkop sector 1 Municipal School

#Akurli RD Municipal School Samata

#Samata Nagar school

#Transit school Lokhandwala

Ram Dotonde: Schools near stations in K/W ward

# Tata Compound Municipal School, S V road Andheri(W).
# Manilal Sundarji Municipal School, D J Road, S V Road, Vileparle(W).

Ram Dotonde:
#Pahadi municipal school
#Pahadi school, Jaiprakash road no 2 Goregaon east 2.
#Unnat Nagar Municipal School, Unnat Nagar

Shri Hari Mandir Marg Goregaon West

Ram Dotonde: Schools near stations in H/W ward
#Petit Municipal School, St Martin Road, bandra(W).
#Khar Municipal School, second Hasnabad lane, near Khar station, Khar west.
#Tank lane MMunicipal School, tank lane, near Santacruz station, Santacruz (west)

Ram Dotonde: Schools Near stations for Night shelter in G South are,

#Globe Mill Municipal School, Pandurang Bbudhkar Road Elphinstone
#NM Joshi School Kari Road

BMC offers help

11:06 pm:  Locals distribute packets of biscuits at Mumbai’s Dadar area.

11:01 pm: A 32 year-old woman and a teenage girl died in rain-related incidents in Thane, news agency PTI reported.

10.25 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. This is in addition to almost 1700 Defence Civilians, including ladies, being accommodated with the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and 400 civilian employees being accommodated at Anger and Noorbhoy building.

Heavy rains cause water logging in Thane on Tuesday. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)

One shelter is located at the Sailors’ Institute ‘Sagar’ at Cooperage which is close to Churchgate station as well as Colaba and Nariman Point areas. The other three shelters are located at the naval base INS Trata at Worli, the naval base INS Hamla at Marve near Malad and the Material Organisation campus at Ghatkopar.

Contact numbers for the shelters are: Sagar, Cooperage – 22848518, INS Trata, Worli – 24933795, 24920492, INS Hamla, Marve – 29992600, 29992700 and Material Organisation Ghatkopar – 8422806253, 25043606

9.50 pm: redBus hotels are available for free stay !

9.37 pm: List of gurudwaras in Mumbai which have offered refuge to people stranded across the city.

All gurudwaras in mumbai are open

9.07 pm: Vehicles coming from Goa and Pune have been advised not to enter the rain-battered Mumbai as a precautionary measure to avoid a grid-locked situation in the megapolis, PTI reports.

9.05 pm: According to IMD, Colaba recorded 101.8 mm and Santacruz recorded 315.8 mm rainfall between 8.30 am to 8.30 pm.

9.02 pm: Between 9 am to 7 pm, BMC recorded overall 153.46 mm rainfall in Mumbai city, while 197.36 mm and 182.46 mm rainfall was recorded in Mumbai Eastern and western suburbs, respectively.

9.00 pm: Due to the extreme weather conditions, churches and schools in the Archdiocese are offering refreshments and refuge to people stranded across the city. Here is the list:

Kandivli West
Church of Our Lady of Assumption and
Our Lady of Assumption School

Bandra West
Diocesan pastoral Centre
Opposite Mount Mary Basilica

Dadar West & Mahim West
St Michael Church

Thane
St John the Baptist Church

Charni Road
Girgaum next to Hinduja College
St Teresa’s High School

Goregaon
Sarvodaya Building
(St. Pius X College-Seminary campus)

Vakola, Santacruz
St. Anthony School

Mulund
St. Pius X Church

Vikhroli West
St. Joseph’s High

Colaba, Churchgate
Holy name school

Malad West
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Orlem

Sion
Our Lady of Lourdes, Sion

Kalyan East
Our Lady of Lourdes

Vashi
Sacred Heart Church Parish, Navi Mumbai.

Dadar East and Elphinstone
St.Paul Church

Dadar West
Our Lady of Salvation Church

Worli
Sacred Heart church

8.55 pm: Downpour brings Mulund station to its knees !

8.45 pm: “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,” said the Navi Mumbai police Commissioner.

8.40 pm: Thoughts with families, especially children, in Mumbai and western parts of the country hit by heavy downpour. Government and public agencies taking all steps amid heavy rains. Glad to note voluntary groups and citizens too coming together: President Kovind.

8.23 pm: BMC has cancelled leaves of all employees and has asked them to join back, ANI reports.

8.18 pm: According to BMC control room, a total of 200 trees/branches have fallen and 70 short circuits have been reported.

8.10 pm: Traffic update !

8.05 pm: Five teams of National Disaster Relief Force are being presently deployed in Mumbai as a precautionary measure.

8.00 pm: The iconic LalbaugCha Raja mandal is distributing food to stranded people in the wake of heavy rain.

7.50 pm: CM Fadnavis has instructed the suspension of toll collection at all Mumbai entry points and sea link till the situation gets back to normalcy.

7.15 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and has taken stock of the situation in Mumbai and nearby areas due to heavy rains.

7.10 pm: Spreadsheet with tweets containing rain hosts !

6.35 pm: Schools and college authorities have been instructed to remain closed tomorrow in view of heavy rainfall, said State Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

6.14 pm: Water logging has been cleared and Traffic has started moving on Bandra Worli sea link both north and south bound: Mumbai Police

6.07 pm: PM Modi tweets on Mumbai rains, urges people to stay safe.

6.05 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre has assured all possible support to the Government of Maharashtra in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state.

6.00 pm: Spoke to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rain in Mumbai and surrounding areas: PM Narendra Modi.

5.50 pm: Helicopters, divers on standby to meet any eventuality after heavy rain.

5.35 pm: The MeT department has forecast “extremely heavy rainfall” in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa.

5.14 pm: Please follow these instructions to ensure safety.

5.05 pm: Bandra-Worli Sea Link has been shut for operations.

5.00 pm: If you are stuck on the road, kindly dial following numbers for Assistance from Mumbai Police and MCGM.

Mumbai Police: 100
Traffic Helpline WhatsApp Number: +91-8454999999
MCGM Helpline +91-22-22694725, +91-22-22694727, 1916

4.50 pm: Amid incessant downpour, a tree fell in a kulfi shop at Mahim. (Express Photo by Dipti Singh)

4.45 pm: Heavy tide is expected around 4.48 pm. Please remain indoors as far as possible !

4.40 pm: Traffic closed on Bandra Worli sea link due to water logging at Worli end: Mumbai Police.

4.33 pm: Operations at Mumbai airport have been suspended for some time due to low visibility, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport PRO told ANI.

4.30 pm: Mumbai Police advisory !

4.22 pm: Between 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, Colaba observatory has recorded 37.6 mm rainfall, while Santacruz has recorded 126 mm rainfall.

4.20 pm: Step up good Samaritans ! If you have shelter to offer, please tweet with the hashtag #RainHosts.

4:10 pm: Due to heavy rainfall, Uber services in the city have also been severely hit.

3.55 pm: People crossing through a waterlogged road near century bazar signal at Worli. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

3.45 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits State Disaster Management Control room to inspect the current situation. “I have talked to BMC disaster management cell and Mumbai police over hotline. Mantralaya staff told to leave early,” Fadnavis was quoted as saying by ANI.

3.40 pm: Meanwhile, renowned cartoonist RK Laxman’s 69-year-old illustration seems to be still relevant for Mumbai.

3.20 pm: Zero visibility at Bandra-Worli Sea Link due to heavy rainfall.

3.15 pm: After all, heavy rainfall has been a legacy of Mumbai.

3.10 pm: In case of any emergency, kindly contact the Mumbai Police at 100.

3.05 pm: National Disaster Management Authority has asked people not to drive in water.

3.00 pm: KS Hosalikar, deputy director general (western region) of India Meteorological Department, has said that the situation is not similar to July 26, 2005. “It’s not a 26 July 2005 like situation as clouds over Mumbai are not that thick as these were then in 2005, but yes heavy rains are in forecast. So warnings are issued to State and BMC disaster management units,” he said.

2.50 pm: All schools have been closed in Mumbai due to heavy rainfall.

2.40 pm: Mumbai police has asked people to avoid waterfronts around 4.30 pm due to high tide.

2.35 pm: Gandhi Market, one of the arterial roads connecting Central suburbs to South Mumbai, is inundated with water.

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2.30 pm: According to news agency ANI, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that Mumbai and suburban areas have received more than 70 mm of rainfall in the past one hour and more than 100 mm rain since 8.30 am today.

2.25 pm: There is no respite from the rain and people continue to be stalled at various parts of the city.

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2.20 pm: Ministry of Railways informed that due to heavy rainfall and water logging on tracks and point failure at Bandra, three lines except UP Fast Line have been affected. “Efforts are on to start traffic on 3 lines (except UP fast line) at Bandra as soon as possible by attending the points,” the Ministry tweeted.

2.15 pm: Priyanka Bansal, a chartered accountant, took over an hour to travel to her office on western express highway from her home in Amboli, Andheri, in contrast to a usual time span of ten minutes. “The Andheri subway is filled with water and a lot of cars and autos got stuck in water. Engines of a lot of vehicles shut down. I have been in auto under Andheri metro bridge for half an hour. The traffic is not even inching ahead,” she said.

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2.10 pm: KS Hosalikar, deputy director general (western region) of India Meteorological Department, said, “The circulation of low pressure area from south west Madhya Pradesh moving westward is likely to intensify into depression and that is likely to give heavy rainfall in Madhya Maharashtra.”

2.05 pm: Wards and corridors of King Edward Memorial Hospital are flooded with water, making doctors worry about infection control. The pediatric ward of the hospital is filled with water.

2.00 pm: Torrential rains have yet again caused water logging across the city.

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1.50 pm: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has issued a statement saying, “In view of heavy rainfall in Mumbai Metropolitan area, 2 teams of 5 BN, NDRF have been moved from Sudumbare, Pune today at 12.45 hrs as a precautionary and prepositioning measure. Due to this movement. total 5 teams of NDRF will be available in Mumbai.”

1.40 pm: Traffic is moving slowly in many places due to heavy rainfall and water logging.

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1.30 pm: Traffic badly affected on Dadar TT, the two thoroughfares connecting central and western suburbs.

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1.20 pm: Again? has the BMC failed to manage Mumbai during the monsoon? Take our poll and tell us what you think.

1.05 pm: In case of any emergency related to Mumbai rains, you can call on helpline number 1916. The BMC control rooms are active.

12.55 pm: Aaditya Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray’s son, has asked people to step out of their houses only if it is absolutely necessary.

12.45 pm: Up and down locals on the main line in Central Railway (CR) have been stranded at Parel for the past half an hour due to water logging between Kurla and Parel railway stations. There are heavy crowds at both the stations.

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12.35 pm: Given the situation of the roads and the difficulty in commuting, several companies have asked their employees to work from home. Everymedia, a Jogeshwari West based company, has told their employees to work from the comfort of their own houses. Few others are calling it a half day.

12.25 pm: There’s a 15 to 20 minutes delay in the arrival and departure of flights from Mumbai airport. Till now, five flights have had to go around and two have been diverted.

12.15 pm: Here’s a live feed of all the tweets with the hashtag #MumbaiRains

12.05 pm: As per an alert issued by Head of Bhivpuri and Khopoli Hydro Power Station, the Walwhan Lake situated in Lonavla is overflowing and had reached a level of 633.79 Mtr by 8 am on August 27. The full supply level of the lake is 635.20 Mtr. “As this area is experiencing heavy rainfall since past few days, it is to inform you that this dam is likely to over flow if the situation continues,” the advisory said.

12 pm: You may need to travel by the not-so-common modes of transportation to reach your respective destinations today.

11.55 am: Excessive rains have led to water entering the compounds of all buildings near Gandhi Market.

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11.50 am: A part of the Chunna Bhatti railway station has collapsed due to the rains!

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11.45 am: Situation at SV Road does not look too good.

11.40 am: The next high tide is scheduled for 4.35 pm today. Make sure you are not carried away!

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11.30 am: Mumbai Police have issued a traffic advisory for those travelling on these routes. Due to heavy rainfall, southbound traffic is moving slowly along the Eastern Freeway. Traffic is also slow on Dr B R Ambedkar road, the Western Express Highway, Kherwadi. Avoid these routes if you are in a hurry!

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