Mumbai rains HIGHLIGHTS: Very heavy rains expected, train services hit

Mumbai Heavy Rains, Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar today. Get the latest news and updates here.

| New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2018 12:59:55 pm
Mumbai Rain weather flooding trains local status flights Mumbai rains LIVE UPDATES: The city witnessed heavy rains for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The average rainfall recorded in July is 840.7 mm (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

Maharashtra, Mumbai Heavy Rain, Weather HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm — the Santacruz observatory registered 827.5 mm rainfall in the first 10 days of the months.

More than 320 local trains in the city were cancelled on Wednesday, while several more were delayed. Flights were also running later due to the weather. An Air India plan to Mumbai overshot the runway while landing amid heavy rains, The Indian Express reported.

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Vasai, Nallasopara and Virar, meanwhile, were left inaccessible by rail and road yesterday. Nearly 1,500 passengers were stranded after long-distance trains were halted outside these townships. The passengers along with around 400 residents from the low-lying salt pan lands in Manikpur were rescued on boats by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

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Mumbai rains, weather forecast LIVE Updates: Incessant rains across Mumbai over the past few days have left most of the city flooded. Read in Hindi

12:13 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Emergency helpline numbers

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11:53 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Update on trains

The Western Railway has tweeted a list of trains short terminated (ST), reversed (EX) and rescheduled. 

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11:46 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Tuesday's visuals from Vasai

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11:23 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Picture of BJP spokesperson wading through water goes viral

A picture of Sambit Patra wading through knee-deep water in Mumbai is viral on social media with several jokes and memes being circulated. The BJP spokesperson is seen in the picture with Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye. He was in Mumbai to attend some party meetings and address a press conference. Click here to see how Twitter has reacted!

BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra struggles through Mumbai floods. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

11:13 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Western Railway updates
11:10 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Latest train update: Tains halted to facilitate Mumbai bound commuters

19040 Awadh Exp, 12926 Paschim Exp & 19042 Gazipur City-Bandra T Exp halted at stations between Dahanu Road - Virar.

11:03 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
IMD warning: More rains for Mumbai

IMD today issued a warning saying heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are expected over the Konkan region and Goa.

10:41 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Train services between Virar and Nallasopara resumed

More than 24 hours after stalling trains between Virar and Nallasopara stations, train services resume by 10.15 am. Only fast trains heading towards Virar from Bhayander stations are not operational, till water levels recede. Trains working at restricted speed. 

09:54 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Traffic update: Slow traffic on Western Express Highway

Due to the collapse of a metro cane, traffic is moving slowly. Officers and staff are at the site to move the crane and ensure smooth traffic flow, the Mumbai Police tweets.

09:34 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Navy deployed for rescue ops at Nala Sopara station

The Indian Navy was deployed to conduct rescue operations at Nala Sopara station on Tuesday night, following a request by the Western Railways. Hugh chassis vehicles were sent to help evacuate train commuters stranded at the station due to flooding.

09:19 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Seas rough, fishermen advised against going out

Fishermen have been advised to avoid venturing out to see for the next five days as the sea is expected to be rough with wind speed ranging between 40 to 50 kmph and even reaching 60 kmph.

(Express Photo/Karma Sonam Bhutia)

08:47 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
In first 10 days of July, Mumbai receives 93% above normal rainfall

In the first 10 days of the month, Mumbai has received 93 per cent above normal rainfall for this season. The average rainfall for July was recorded as 840.7 mm. Ajay Kumar, scientist, India Meteorological Department (IMD) told The Indian Express, "This is not abnormal as in some years it can be more and in some years less. This can change later over the weeks."

Read more: Mumbai receives 93 per cent above normal rainfall this season

08:41 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
No respite from rains, Mumbai braces for more

Transportation services in the city were severely affected on Wednesday due to the rains. Over 320 local trains were cancelled while many along the central and western lines were delayed. Air-conditioned locals on the WR were suspended as well. Flights were delayed by up to 30 minutes. Further, more than 30 BEST buses were diverted due to waterlogging.

Aircrafts line up for takeoff at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

08:21 (IST) 11 Jul 2018
Very heavy rainfall predicted on Wednesday

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm. Follow our LIVE blog through the day for the latest news and updates.

A truck drives through water on the Sion-Panvel Road near Nerul in Mumbai on Tuesday (Express Photo/Narendra Vaskar)

22:13 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Relief operations underway at Naigon station
22:10 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Army assistance only for to provide transportation of food packets & other relief material: Western Railway

The Western Railway has said that the assistance from Indian Army/Navy has been requested in terms of disaster management, only to provide transportation of food supplies and other relief material to stranded passengers at various locations between Vasai Road and  Virar as these areas are submerged.

22:01 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Army roped into rescue and relief operations

Indian Army has arrived at the Nallasopara station with food and relief materials. They are set to join NDRF and local administration in rescue and relief operations. 

21:37 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Western Railway cancels 11 trains, passing through Vadodara junction

Heavy Mumbai rains disrupt rail traffic as Western Railway cancels 11 trains, passing through Vadodara junction. Trains diverted from South Gujarat.

20:17 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains latest update by IMD
19:50 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Train schedules latest update

The latest update of rescheduled/diverted/cancelled trains by Western Railways

Train No. 59442 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Passenger of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Surat and will be reversed as Train No. 59441 from Surat on 11.07.18

Train No. 22901 Bandra Terminus - Ajmer Express of 10.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12239 Mumbai Central - Jaipur Duronto of 10.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12925 Bandra Terminus - Amritsar Paschim Express of 10.07.18 has now been cancelled

19:37 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: BMC would be directed to work with IIT-Bombay to ensure better raods

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would be directed to collaborate with institutions like IIT Bombay to develop modern technology for ensuring good roads in Mumbai. He added that the intensity of rains in Mumbai is very high, which leads to potholes on roads.

19:31 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Inside the rescue operations at Nallasopara
19:20 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Bombay High Court pulls up railways for not taking preventive measures for Mumbai rains

Tracks submerge under water every monsoon, paralysing the local train services in Mumbai, but the Railways has not taken any concrete steps to prevent it, the Bombay High Court said today. Read the full story here

19:06 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: More trains diverted and cancelled due to water-logging at Nallasopara

Due to water-logging at Nallasopara station, the Western Railways has diverted and cancelled more trains. Here's the complete list:

19:05 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Western Railways update on long distance trains
18:54 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: 1500 stranded passengers rescued from Vadodara Express at Nallasopara

Around 1500 stranded passengers rescued from Vadodara Express at Nallasopara, a senior NDRF official told the Indian Express. Incessant rains had caused water-logging in the area with water levels rising to 260 mm over railway tracks.

18:50 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Buses arranged for passengers stuck at Nallasopara

Western Railway has arranged 6 buses for bringing passengers of regulated UP trains from Surat to Borivali in view of suspension of rail traffic due to high water level on railway tracks at Nallasopara. Buses are also being arranged from Vapi, Billimora & Dahanu Road to bring passengers to Mumbai.

18:40 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Pune-Indore Express diverted due to waterlogging at Vasai Road
18:31 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Central Railways update
18:28 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Santa Cruz receives record rainfall
18:18 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Virar-Surat Passenger train cancelled

Train No. 59037 Virar - Surat Passenger of 10.07.18 has been cancelled, Western Railways confirmed.

17:57 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: BEST bus traffic updates
17:55 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Air India Express flight runs over slippery runway, avoids major accident

Air India Express flight IX213 from Vijayawada to Mumbai, carrying 89 passengers, avoided major accident while landing on alternate runway 14 due to closure of main runway 27. The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain, it stopped 10 feet beyond the runway end on the paved stopway. No damage to aircraft or injuries to any person was reported. The reason for the poor slippery conditions of the runway will be investigated.

17:39 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: 450 passengers rescued from Nalasopara

About 450 passengers have been rescued by the team of NDRF from 12928 Vadodara Express which is standing between Nallsopara & Virar amidst water-logging, Western Railway claimed. Another NDRF team in Manikpur area, Palghar has rescued 81 people. 400 Salt pan workers were stuck in with the families the district after heavy rains flooded the area. Operation is continued

17:17 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Latest train update, timings, re-scheduling and diversions

Following trains have been rescheduled by Western Railways following waterlogging at Nalaspora.

Train no. 12903 Mumbai Central - Amritsar Golden Temple Mail of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 21.25 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 05.10 hrs of 11.07.18 due to water logging at Nallasopara.

Train no. 12903 Mumbai Central - Amritsar Golden Temple Mail of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 21.25 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 00.05 hrs of 11.07.18 due to water logging at Nallasopara

Train no. 12951 Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 17.00 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 20.00 hrs due to water logging at Nallasopara.

Train no. 19037 Bandra Terminus - Gorakhpur Avadh Express of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 22.40 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 05.25 hrs on 11.07.18 due to water logging at Nallasopara

Train no. 12909 Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 16.35 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 21.00 hrs due to water logging at Nallasopara

Train no. 09003 Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Special of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 16.05 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 20.30 hrs due to water logging at Nallasopara

Train no. 12925 Bandra Terminus - Amritsar Paschim Express of 10.07.18 ( Sch. Dep. 12.00 hrs ) has been rescheduled at 20.00 hrs due to water logging at Nallasopara

17:11 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Latest train update, timings, re-scheduling and diversions

Following trains have been cancelled by the Western Railways:

Train No.19019 Bandra Terminus - Dehradun of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.19019 Bandra Terminus - Dehradun of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12952 New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12951 Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani of 10.07.18 has now been cancelled

Train No. 12910 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Bandra Terminus Garib Rath of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12909 Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath of 10.07.18 has now been cancelled

Train No. 09004 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Bandra Terminus Rajdhani Special of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No. 09003 Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Special of 10.07.18 has now been cancelled

Train No. 12010 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Shatabdi Express of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No. 12009 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express of 11.07.18 has been cancelled

16:56 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
More heavy rains over Mumbai, Thane

More heavy rains over Mumbai and Thane are expected in the coming hours, private weather broadcaster Skymet Weather reported. Nagpur and Pune will witness mild showers in the upcoming hours.

16:42 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: More visuals from Nallasopara

Commuters walk through waterlogged railway track between Virar to Nallasopara on Tuesday. Express photo by Ganesh Tendulkar, 10th July, 2018, Mumbai.

16:30 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Maharashtra school education department extends FYJC admission time

Admission update: Maharashtra School Education Department has decided to extend the FYJC admission up to 5 pm on Wednesday.

16:22 (IST) 10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: 411 passengers rescued from Vadodara Express at Nalasapora

The NDRF team has rescued 411 stranded passengers from the Vadodara Express at Nalasapora. The water level at railway tracks in Nalasapora had risen to an alarming 460mm. More details awaited.

Mumbai rains LIVE Updates: Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai since a week. According to IMD forecast, intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers at one or two places is likely over city and suburbs for the next 48 hours. Continuous rain with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely over city and suburbs for the next 24 hours.

According to a data released by the private weather broadcaster Skymet Weather, Dahanu recorded extremely heavy three-digit 354 mm rainfall, while Mumbai’s Colaba observatory witnessed 171 mm of Monsoon showers. Santa Cruz too recorded record rainfall.