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Mumbai weather HIGHLIGHTS: Death toll in Kurar wall collapse touches 26

Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: At least 31 people have died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai and surrounding areas. Flood-like conditions in the city since Sunday threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights being cancelled.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: July 4, 2019 12:09:34 am
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Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai limped back to normalcy Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that brought the city to a halt since Sunday, subsided.

The Central Railway cancelled the Sunday time table for its suburban services in Mumbai division after thousands of commuters, who turned up for work, faced stampede like situations due to overcrowding. The Sunday time table meant the Railways will ply fewer trains, compared to weekdays when trains are run in full capacity.

At least 31 people have died in rain-related incidents so far since Sunday. The rains, highest ever recorded since the 2005 deluge, paralysed the Maximum City, throwing rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights being cancelled. In Malad East, a wall collapsed on hutments Tuesday in Kurar’s Pimpripada area, leaving 24 people dead. The death toll is expected to increase as many are feared stuck under debris. In Kalyan, the wall of a school collapsed on an adjoining residential structure, killing three persons. Two men died in a closed car in Malad, after the car drowned near a subway. A security guard lost his life after a compound wall collapse in Mulund and a man was electrocuted in Vile Parle. Two died of drowning in Palghar.

The Maharashtra government declared a public holiday in Mumbai Tuesday after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the city. Officials have advised people to avoid leaving their homes. Click here to follow our Mumbai Twitter handle

The weather agency has predicted heavy rainfall till July 5. Weather portal Skymet has predicted rainfall beyond 200 mm across Mumbai in that period. Mumbai Rains: Everything you need to know

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Mumbai rains HIGHLIGHTS: The Monsoon is set to get stronger in Mumbai, with the weather department predicting heavy rains this week.

20:59 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Ratnagiri dam breach: NDRF and local trekkers engaged in search operations

NDRF and local trekkers during the search operations at the downstream of the dam after the Wall of the Tiware dam washed away at Chiplun in Ratnagiri district where in 10 people died and 23 people are missing. (Express photo by Arul Horizon) 
Road to the spot is clossed 4 kms down the road. (Express photo by Arul Horizon)

19:46 (IST)03 Jul 2019
2005 vs 2019: Mumbai's response to disasters has come a long way

While Tuesday’s flood waters may have triggered memories of the July 26, 2005 tragedy, nobody disputes that Mumbai’s response to disasters has come a long way since. The state and civic agencies undertook a series of projects in the aftermath of the 944-mm deluge, key among them being the decision to finally implement the Brimstowad (Brihanmumbai Storm Water Drainage) project, whose cost had grown manifold since being proposed in the 1990s. Read the full story

19:35 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Ratnagiri dam breach: Death toll rises touches 10

Ten bodies have been recovered downstream the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri after a breach washed away several houses nearby late Tuesday night. 13 people are still missing as search operations are underway. The breach of the dam occurred around 10 PM Tuesday following very heavy rains over the last two days, cutting off at least seven villages downstream the dam. 

17:24 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai floods, a perennial problem leading to inconvenience for lakhs of people: NCP leader

Mumbai floods due to monsoon figured in the Rajya Sabha with members demanding a permanent solution to a perennial problem leading to inconvenience to lakhs of people, and even causing loss of lives. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, senior NCP member Majeed Menon said there was no dearth of funds as Mumbai's municipal corporation is the richest in the country with a budget of Rs 30,000 crore. He alleged that the financial capital of the country faces water logging every monsoon season due to "corruption, dereliction of duties and criminal negligence" in Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC). (PTI)

17:14 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Main runway at Mumbai airport shut for second consecutive day

The main runway of Mumbai airport has been shut down for the second day consecutively as a Spicejet flight SG237 is still stuck on much since Monday night. The aircraft was flying in from Jaipur when it failed to apply brakes in time and instead landed into the muck, however no one was hurt in the incident. 

(Express photo by Pradip Das)
16:22 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Kurar wall collapse: Death toll touches 26

The Tuesday wall collapse on hutments in Kurar’s Pimpripada area in Malad East, claimed  two more lives today raising the death toll to 26. The death toll is expected to increase as many are feared stuck under debris. The victims were admitted to M W Desai Hospital, Kandivali's Ambedkar hospital and HBT Trauma care hospital in Jogeshwari. 

15:52 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai slowly returns to normalcy but commuting woes continue

Schools and colleges opened and lakhs of commuters clambered on to overcrowded trains to make a perilous journey to work as the rain subsided and India's Maximum City slowly returned to normalcy on Wednesday. A day after the heaviest rain since 2005 brought the country's financial capital to its knees, leading to a wall collapse in which 22 people were killed, the waters receded from several parts of the city. Lakhs of citizens commuting on suburban trains had a tough time due to curtailed operations on certain routes. (PTI)

15:34 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Ratnagiri dam breach: Death toll reaches nine, at least 15 still missing after several houses washed away

Nine bodies were recovered from downstream the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, after a breach washed away several houses nearby late Tuesday night. At least 15 others are still reported missing. Read the full story here

13:49 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Opinion: Nothing will change for Mumbai, thanks to BMC

Every year it is the same story, leaders take photographs, assure Mumbaikars of a trouble-free monsoon and once it rains, the leaders disappear or make bizarre statements, leaving the citizens to fend for themselves, writes Clyde Crasto. Read the full piece here

12:50 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai railways not shut, some dislocation of flights: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri dispelled rumours that the Mumbai Airport has been shut due to heavy rains in the city. "One of the runways which used to take 45 flights per hour, is now taking 36 flights. So, there has been some dislocation. It will be sorted out very quickly," he said. 

12:19 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Central Railways cancel Sunday time table after stampede like situations at stations

Central Railways cancelled the Sunday time-table for operating trains in Mumbai after stampede like situations at railway stations caused distress to thousands of passngers. The CR chose to implement its Sunday timetable today that has about 350 services lesser than the daily scheduled services.

With commuters swelling at the station and not enough trains, the CR was compelled to run special trains to clear the crowd. 

11:51 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Kurar wall collapse: Death toll rises to 24

In Malad East, a wall collapsed on hutments Tuesday in Kurar’s Pimpripada area, leaving 24 people dead. The death toll is expected to increase as many are feared stuck under debris.

11:19 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai rains: Google Maps is letting you report closed roads, here’s how

While individually one cannot do much, Google Maps is giving citizens the option to do their bit by informing others about a road closure that they are aware of.

You can report a closed road on Google Maps so that people navigating through the city can avoid roads closed due to waterlogging or some other reasons. Click here to check how you can report a road closure

10:25 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Maharashtra: Six dead after Ratnagiri dam breach washed away several houses

At least six people were killed after a dam breached late Tuesday night and washed away several houses in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. At least sixteen others are reported missing. The breach of the dam occurred around 10 pm Tuesday after very heavy rains over the last two days. Officials feared the number of people missing could increase. READ MORE HERE

10:13 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai limps back to normalcy as rains subside

India's financial capital limped back to normalcy Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday, subsided.

At 375.2 mm, the rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest since the July 26, 2005, deluge in Mumbai. It had widely affected train and bus services while several flights had to be diverted from Mumbai airport and others were delayed for hours.

A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official Wednesday said that with respite from incessant showers, there was no more water logging in any parts of the city and suburban trains and BEST buses were running according to schedule. According to a BEST spokesperson, out of 3,203 buses, 2,950 were plying on roads. (PTI)

10:11 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai rains: Death toll over 30

Heavy rain continued to lash parts of Maharashtra Tuesday, leading to at least 31 deaths in Mumbai and surrounding areas, including 25 in two separate incidents of walls collapsing in Kurar and Kalyan. In Pune, six people were killed in a wall collapse — the second such incident in the city in four days.

Officials said at least 22 people were killed in Kurar’s Pimpripada area, on the fringes of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, when a wall collapsed on hutments early in the morning. Many others are feared trapped in the debris. In Kalyan, three people died after a wall collapsed. READ MORE HERE

09:21 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai braces for high tide at 12.35 PM

High tide of about 4.69 meter expected at around 12:35 PM and low tide of about 1.58 meter expected at 06:34 PM today. (ANI) 

02:45 (IST)03 Jul 2019
Mumbai paralaysed after incessant rains; Maharashtra toll rises to 36

Twenty-two people died in a wall collapse incident in Mumbai, paralysed by incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day, as many parts of the financial capital remained waterlogged, prompting authorities to declare a holiday on Tuesday. Fourteen people died in rest of Maharashtra in rain-related incidents since Monday, officials said. Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Sunday threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights being cancelled. (PTI)

23:42 (IST)02 Jul 2019
Fire brigade team rescued a 54-year-old woman suffering from asthma

Fire brigade team rescued a 54-year-old woman suffering from asthma in the waterlogged Air India Colony.

22:17 (IST)02 Jul 2019
Toll rises to 31 in Mumbai rain-related incidents

Death toll in Mumbai has increased to 31 due to incessant rain. Around 22 died due to wall collapse in Malad, three in Kalyan, two in a closed car in Malad, after the car drowned near a subway, one lost his life after a compound wall collapse in Mulund, another was electrocuted in Ville Parle and two died drowning in Palghar. 

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Heavy rains overnight made the city come to a standstill. It affected the movement of several trains, flights and vehicles on the road. Over 50 flights have been diverted and Railway tracks are being flooded at Kurla and Panvel Junction Railway Station and Tilak Nagar station, due to overflowing Tilaknagar and Brahamanwadi nullah. The Central Railway has also decided to run local trains in limited corridors due to water logging in the railway tracks.

Waterlogging on Mumbai streets due to heavy rains; flight, train schedule hit

Flights are ‘severely delayed and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is unable to say how long the delays may be. The Mumbai airport is normal as per the spokesperson but no flights are taking off and passengers are waiting inside the airport.

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As of now, the Eastern Express highway is clear between Thane and Vikhroli. But Santacruz Chembur Link Road is inaccessible, the entry point is inundated. The Western Express Highway is also inundated at Kalanagar Air India colony road. Saki Naka junction and Hindmata are also waterlogged.

Mumbai Rains: IMD predicts heavy to extremely heavy rainfall 

The Meteorological Department had warned of “extremely heavy” rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on July 2, 4 and 5. Pune IMD official Anupam Kashyapi said, “In coming 4-5 days monsoon will be vigorous in Maharashtra, especially northern parts of the state, it will also be active in the southern parts of the state. Konkan Goa will get widespread rain during these 5 days.” PHOTOS | Heavy rains lash Mumbai, bring city to halt

Mumbai Rains: People face trouble commuting

People affected by the heavy rainfall are expressing their helplessness in different ways. Passengers in Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto (12290) thronged to the lone chai selling stall and started hoarding food packets anticipating further delay in train schedules. The train has halted at Summit Station (since 5.56 am) near Nashik for over 2.5 hours and doesn’t have its own pantry. It was scheduled to reach CSMT Station by 8.55 am. There is no confirmation on when the train will start, said the ticket collector.

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“My office has declared a half day since a high tide has been announced but I won’t be able to make it. I have been trying to keep track of news but am not able to access it,” said Ajinkya Gawande, an employee of a construction company in Thane.