Mumbai Rains Live News Updates: A part of a bridge on the Ulhas river linking Murbad to Kalyan in Maharashtra’s Thane district got washed away in the early hours of Sunday due to heavy rains. Stretches of the road were damaged as well, affecting traffic on the highway linking Mumbai to Ahmedabad in neighbouring Gujarat. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, Raigad for Sunday.
Over the last 24 hours, Mumbai’s adjoining areas have recorded very heavy rainfall. Thane received 160 mm rainfall, Kalyan recorded 231 mm, Murbad and Karjat recorded 332 and 300 mm respectively. In Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Bhiwandi and Shahpur, rainfall received was 296 mm, 280 mm, 185 mm and 195 mm respectively.
On Saturday, railway lines were affected due to waterlogging. NDRF personnel were called in after five trains were stuck in rainwater near Mumbai but the water receded and the trains resumed their journeys before the teams reached the spot. Separately, more than 200 NDRF personnel were rushed to Badlapur near Mumbai, where the Mahalaxmi Express was stranded after heavy rains flooded the tracks.
(With inputs from ENS in Mumbai, Pune)
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Mumbai: Heavy to very heavy rain prediction at few places tomorrow
The Met department has forecast "extremely heavy rainfall" on Monday at isolated places in Raigad district neighbouring Mumbai and "heavy to very heavy rainfall" at few places in Mumbai city and suburban districts.
The districts where high-intensity showers are predicted on Monday are Pune, Kolhapur, Satara and Nashik, and those with forecast of heavy rains are Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Dhule, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Hingoli, Nanded, Latur, Osmanabad and Jalna.
PHOTOS | Dark clouds hover over Mumbai city
Dark clouds hover over Mumbai city as seen from Mahim causeway on Sunday.
(Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)
Heavy rains filling up major dams in Nashik
Heavy rains over the past four days in Nashik region had led to water in Gangapur Dam reaching 74 per cent of storage capacity, news agency PTI reported.
The dam has a total capacity of 5,630 million cubic feet (MCFT). Residents along the banks of Godavari river have been alerted that water from Gangapur Dam could be released any time now into the river.
"Bhavali Dam is 100 per cent full and we have had to release 1,218 cusec of water to maintain the level," an official was quoted as saying by the news agency.
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Vacant building collapses in Byculla, teen rescued from debris
A part of a vacant four-storeyed building collapsed in the early hours of Sunday in Byculla area of south Mumbai, injuring a teenager, news agency PTI reported.
Noor Mohammed Alishkar (17) was trapped in the debris when a portion of Nand Vilas building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, near JJ Hospital, caved in, the official said.
"He was rescued by the fire brigade. Alishkar is a daily wage labourer and was part of the team demolishing the building. He has been admitted in JJ Hospital. His condition is stable," an official was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Ulhas river bridge: Traffic suspended till further orders
Murbad Tehsildar Amol Kadam told PTI that a part of a bridge on the Ulhas river in Rayta village got washed away and stretches of the road were damaged in heavy rains, in the process affecting traffic on the highway linking Mumbai to Ahmedabad in neighbouring Gujarat.
"Traffic on the route has been suspended till further orders. The Ulhas river has been overflowing since the past two days and has caused flooding in Badlapur, Titwala and Kalyan," he said.
Kadam informed that 370 houses have got submerged in the floods, and rescue teams working overnight shifted families to higher places.
Part of river bridge in Murbad washed way, traffic suspended
A part of a bridge on the Ulhas river linking Murbad to Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district got washed away in the early hours of Sunday due to heavy rains. Stretches of the road were damaged as well, affecting traffic on the highway linking Mumbai to Ahmedabad in neighbouring Gujarat.
On Saturday, over 1,000 people were rescued by NDRF, Army, Navy, Air Force and Railway teams after floods caused by the Ulhas river breaching its banks led to the marooning of the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express in Vangani near Badlapur in the district.
Bridge on Ulhas River caves in
Rayta bridge over Ulhar river caved in today due to heavy flow of the river. The river witnessed a surge in water level due to heavy rains this weekend. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
IMD forecast: Intermittent rain in parts of city
The Indian Meteorological Department )IMD) had predicted intermittent rain/showers with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places likely in Mumbai and suburbs.
IMD warns fishermen not to venture into the sea
The IMD issued a warning to fishermen on the Maharashtra coast while advising them not to venture into the sea for the next two days.
11 flights cancelled due to Mumbai rain
According to Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), 11 flights — seven departures and four arrivals — were cancelled during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
Waterlogging paralyses life in Mumbai, IMD issues red alert for tomorrow
Even as several districts of Maharashtra reeled under the impact of heavy rainfall on Sunday, around 1000 passengers on board Mahalaxmi Express had a harrowing time after the train was stranded on the tracks due to flash floods in Thane. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for tomorrow, signifying further heavy spells of rain in the state. The Indian Air Force also airlifted over 120 people stuck in different parts of Thane district due to flash floods while a 30-year-old labourer died after he suffered electric shock in Kalwa. Read more
Reporting for Central Admission Process round two for engineering courses has been extended to July 29
Education minister Vinod Tawde announced extension for students seeking admissions to engineering and pharmacy courses. The students were supposed to report for the process on Saturday. Now, the reporting for Central Admission Process round two for engineering courses has been extended to July 29, Monday. For pharmacy, online filling of CAP round three option form has been extended to July 28 and reporting date for PG Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Technology has now been extended to July 29. "We usually have outstation students coming for admissions, and after receiving reports of students stuck up due to incessant rains, we decided to extend the process," said an official from the department of technical education.
Raigad: Pali-Khopoli road has been shut as the bridge submerged in water
Raigad's Pali-Khopoli road has been shut as the bridge submerged in water
Nine people stranded on rooftop of building rescued by IAF helicopter in Kalyan
Nine people, who were stranded on a rooftop of a building in Kalyan, were rescued by Indian Air Force helicopter.
Flight operations at Mumbai airport stable, water inside T2 cleared: MIAL spokesperson
A Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson said that even after such heavy downpour, flight operations at the airport continued throughout, although with some delay. Speaking of the leakage in the ceiling of Terminal 2, the spokesperson said it was basically due to dislocation of rainwater pipeline joint and the issue was addressed in no time, adding that the required action was taken to clear the water without disturbing the passengers.
Wall of a building collapses in Kalyan's Tilak Nagar; no casualties reported
A wall of a building in Kalyan's Tilak Nagar collapsed Saturday. The residents rushed out of their homes. No casualties have been reported.
PICTURES | Waterlogged streets in Panvel due to heavy rains
(Express photos by Narendra Vaskar)
WATCH: IAF rescues nine people stranded atop building in Kalyan
WATCH: Indian Air Force rescues nine people stranded atop a building in Kalyan
#WATCH Maharashtra: IAF Mi-17 helicopter rescued 9 people, stranded atop a building in Kalyan, today. They were rescued and dropped at Mumbai airport. (Video Source: Indian Air Force) pic.twitter.com/8eKMLhHVWs— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
MoS Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Mahalaxmi Express rescue: Home Minister himself monitored operation
Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs said that HM Amit Shah monitored the whole Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation himself. He also expressed gratitude to Railway officer and Defence officials.
MoS Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on #MahalaxmiExpress rescue operation: On behalf of the Home Minister, I express my gratitude to Railway officers, Defence officials - especially the Air Force officers, and everyone who helped in rescuing the passengers on-board the train.— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
Over 100 stranded in Thane district, IAF launches rescue operation
The Indian Air Force Saturday launched a rescue operation to airlift more than 100 people stuck in different areas of Thane due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains, an official said. While at least 70 people are stranded on the terrace of a petrol pump in Badlapur, around 65 km from Mumbai, another 45 people are stuck at a private resort in Shahad, 46 km away, the state disaster control room official said. "A rescue operation has been launched with the help of the Indian Air Force after we received a call at 11am requesting airlift from the terrace of the petrol pump," the official said. Personnel of National Disaster Response Force, local police, fire brigade, and disaster management force are also engaged in the rescue operations, he added. (PTI)
PICTURES | All passengers stranded aboard Mahalaxmi Express rescued
(Express photos by Deepak Joshi)
People wade through chest-deep water in Thane
People make their way through chest-deep rainwater in Thane. Several areas have been flooded because of heavy rains in the state.
Maharashtra: People wade through chest-deep water in Ulhasnagar of Thane district. Several parts of the state are flooded due to heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/UaaXD4tW96— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
WATCH: Heavy rains lash Mumbai, red alert issued
WATCH: Heavy rainfall lashes Mumbai, IMD issued red alert for tomorrow
Mumbai-Goa highway shut for traffic due to heavy rains
The Mumbai-Goa national highway has been shut for normal traffic since Saturday morning due to flooding in Jagbudi river following heavy rains in the state, police said. A flood-like situation has been triggered in Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri districts. An official said river water gushed onto the highway in Ratnagiri this morning, news agency PTI reported. Disaster Response Force teams and police teams have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident, the official added. (PTI)
WATCH: Mumbai Airport Termina 2 experiences leak due to heavy rains
WATCH: Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 roof experienced leaking this morning between 4 am - 8 am due to heavy rainfall in the city.
Mahalaxmi Express: Home Minister Amit Shah tweets, 'Kudos to the rescue teams'
Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated the rescue teams for safely evacuating all the stranded passengers aboard the Mahalaxmi Express.
Teams of @NDRFHQ, @indiannavy, @adgpi, IAF, Railways & state administration have safely rescued all the 700 passengers stranded on Mahalaxmi Exp near Mumbai due to heavy rain.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 27, 2019
We were closely monitoring the entire operation.
Kudos to the rescue teams for their exemplary effort. pic.twitter.com/4ODPDh9jxd
Mahalaxmi Express: CM Fadnavis thanks teams of NDRF, Army, Navy and others
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis thanks the teams of NDRF, Army, Navy, and Indian Railways for assisting in the rescue operations of the Mahalaxmi Express.
Happy to inform that all the passengers stranded in #MahalaxmiExpress have been evacuated safely.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 27, 2019
Congratulations & Thank you to @NDRFHQ , Army, @indiannavy , Airforce, Police, Indian Railways, Local administration and entire team for this coordinated & great efforts! pic.twitter.com/31oN5c9aFa
Mahalaxmi Express rescue: Special train with 19 coaches will leave from Kalyan to Kolhapur
Mahalaxmi Express: All passengers rescued, says Central Railway PRO
Mahalaxmi Express: All passengers have been rescued and evacuated safely, says Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer. A Thane Collector Office spokesperson said, "All evacuated passengers have been brought to Sahyadri Mangal Karyalaya in Badlapur East where they are undergoing medical checkups. After that, food will be given to them and they shall be brought to Kalyan to send them back to Mumbai or to wherever they have to go."
Red alert issued for Mumbai: IMD
IMD issues a red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, Raigad for Sunday. The weather department also forecasts extremely heavy rains at isolated places for Sunday.
Mahalaxmi Express : Probe into incident will be initiated, expect report from authorities on Monday, says Railways MoS
Three trains short terminated, 2 trains cancelled, & 9 trains diverted due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging on Mumbai Division of Central Railway. Issuing a statement on the rescue efforts of stranded Mahalaxmi Express passengers, Minister of State (MoS) Suresh Angadi said, "A probe into the incident of Mahalaxmi train being stranded will be initiated. We will take a report on it from the authorities on Monday."
PICTURES | Operations to rescue stranded passengers of Mahalaxmi Express had to be stalled in view of bad weather
(Source: Indian Navy)
Mahalaxmi Express rescue: Navy and Air Force helicopters have returned in view of poor weather conditions
Navy and Air Force helicopters have returned owing to poor weather conditions in the area. Ambulances with 37 doctors including a gynaecologist deployed for an emergency. Necessary arrangements like food, water etc made at Sahyadri Mangal Karayalay. 14 buses, three tempos have been arranged for further movement of the evacuated passengers.
Aerial view of the stranded Mahalaxmi Express as rescue operations are underway
Heavy rainfall across Maharashtra today and tomorrow: IMD
India Meteorological Department (IMD): Raigad, Thane, Palghar and some of parts of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra to witness scattered heavy rainfall, and extra heavy rainfall at isolated places, today and tomorrow.
11 flights cancelled since morning at Mumbai airport
There have been 11 flight cancellations at Mumbai airport since morning, however, authorities claim that operations are normal now. Meanwhile, passengers have been evacuated to a safe place and are taken to Badlapur for the onward journey in a special relief train.
500 people evacuated from stranded Mahalaxmi Express
Evacuations of Motha gaon and Devichapada villages is underway as water from Ulhas river washes into villages. Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation's disaster unit is helping in evacuating people to safer areas. Meanwhile, 500 people have been rescued from the stranded Mahalaxmi Express at Wangani.
Mahalaxmi Express: Devendra Fadnavis instructs Chief Secretary to personally monitor rescue operations
CM @Dev_Fadnavis instructs the Chief Secretary to personally monitor rescue operations at Wangi where people are stranded in #MahalaxmiExpress. 4 teams of NDRF reached and they are evacuating passengers with the help of 8 boats. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/PROLgLJNeo— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) July 27, 2019
One injured after part of building collapses in Kalyan
After continuous downpour in Mumbai, a part of a building collapsed in Kalyan which has injured one person and he has been rushed to a nearby hospital. Few hours ago, 350 people from Kalyan's Waldhuni area were evacuated to a transit camp nearby as water entered houses located on the first floor.