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.
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.
7:05 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) helpline (1916) received over 5,100 calls in last 48 hours mostly with complaints of water-logging.
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.
4:15 pm: Check out how sea water is gushing through a manhole in Dadar’s Gandhi market.
And, the water even carried fishes, which were promptly caught by the locals.
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.
10:10 am: Here are some of the photos that users on Twitter sent us. Take a look.
— Sreejith Prabhu (@sreejithmsp) June 20, 2015
— Vidhi Chandak (@vidhichandak15) June 20, 2015
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.
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.
I think the Mumbaikar tax-payers money is used to block the city’s drainage system. #everyyearsamestory
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 19, 2015
8:50 am: From 8 pm to 8 am today, the city received 170.57 mm rainfall. Bus and train services are normal today.