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Mumbai rain live: City limping back to normal after dreadful Friday

The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai in several parts of the city on Saturday.

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People wading through water on a street in Mumbai on Friday. Heavy rains in Mumbai threw the road and rail traffic out of gear (Express photo)

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall in several parts of Mumbai on Saturday. Friday witnessed heavy showers in the city, inundating several localities and neighbourhoods and throwing rail and road traffic out of gear. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) director V K Rajeev attributed the heavy rainfall to an offshore trough and upper cyclonic circulation over the Arabian Sea.

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On Friday, all the three suburban train routes had come to a halt, and severe water-logging was reported at more than 200 locations bringing road traffic to a crawl. The 283 mm rainfall recorded at Santacruz weather station was the highest in 24 hours for June in a decade. The highest June downpour in the last 10 years was 299 mm on June 10, 1991.

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7:05 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) helpline (1916) received over 5,100 calls in last 48 hours mostly with complaints of water-logging.

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4:45 pm: Here is a list of trains which have been diverted or rescheduled:

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.

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4:15 pm: Check out how sea water is gushing through a manhole in Dadar’s Gandhi market.

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And, the water even carried fishes, which were promptly caught by the locals.

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People found catching fish from the sea water gushing out from a manhole cover at Gandhi market. (Source: Express photo)

Not convinced? Watch the video here.


1:40 pm: Here are the details of trains re-scheduled today:

11007 CST-Pune Deccan Express (sch 0700 hrs) at 1430 hrs
11029 CST-Kolhapur Konyna Express (sch 0840 hrs) at 1530 hrs

1:10 pm: Central Railway has opened help line no 022-22624983. Also, it has been decided to cancel the jumbo block on Sunday, 21st June, 2015 on fast lines between Dadar and Mumbai Central on Western Railway to facilitate movement of passenger. Hence, there will be no jumbo block on Western Railway this Sunday.

A block is a period of time during which train services are curtailed partly or wholly for repair works and maintenance works to be done. It’s a weekly or bi weekly pain for commuters. Some services would be cancelled, others diverted to fast tracks,, meaning some stations where only slow trains halt would not have services at all for the period of the block. A jumbo block is a longer version, may last 7 or 8 hours. Typically blocks are imposed on Sundays when ridership is low.

11:00 am: Airport operations are normal today so far. Tweeted hooch tragedy copies. Juhu airport is expected to start operations by 1 pm. Runway still flooded and with rain having stopped, airport authorities are pumping out water right now. Juhu airport is mainly used by ONGC and other choppers.

This was the state of the railway tracks on Friday.

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10:10 am: Here are some of the photos that users on Twitter sent us. Take a look.

9:30 am: Traffic diverted by BEST since morning on 13 routes out of which 10 routes are restored. Diversions not restored at Elphinstone, Bandra Talkies & Maheshwari Udyan.

9:20 am: Services on main line, Harbour line and on Trans-Harbour line are running normal.

No water logging on tracks & both WR suburban & long distance trains are running as per schedule.

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9:00 am: Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted commenting on the state of the drainage system in the city. On Friday, several Mumbaikars took to social media websites to complain against the municipal corporation.

8:50 am: From 8 pm to 8 am today, the city received 170.57 mm rainfall. Bus and train services are normal today.