Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Several passengers were stranded at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Sunday night after 12 trains were cancelled, and many others were shortly-terminated, diverted, or rescheduled, following heavy rains in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) distributed refreshment packages to the stranded passengers.
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Schools and colleges will be shut Monday in Mumbai, suburbs, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad district, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered. He also asked the people to stay indoors and avoid coming out of their homes in the rain.
Meanwhile, NDRF teams assisting in Gujarat rains were airlifted to assist in the Mumbai rains. At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai were shifted on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains in the city, an official said.
Five persons drowned in three separate incidents at Navi Mumbai, Palghar and Thane as since Friday. While five bodies have been recovered, another person feared dead in Navi Mumbai is yet to be traced.
Heavy rainfall predicted by IMD in Mumbai today. Follow live updates below.
At least 18 trains cancelled by the South Central Railway
The South Central Railway on Monday morning cancelled at least 18 trains running through Maharashtra due to heavy rainfall in the state. On Sunday night, at least 12 trains were cancelled, with many being diverted or shortly-terminated or re-scheduled.
Passengers stranded at Thane railway station
Passengers stranded at the Thane railway station since Sunday night. As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and suburbs, at least 12 trains were cancelled, with many others being terminated or diverted or rescheduled.
Several passengers stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Several passengers were stranded at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus after 12 trains were cancelled, 6 shortly terminated, 2 partially cancelled, 1 diverted, and 1 rescheduled. The BMC distributed refreshment to the stranded passengers.
NDRF teams airlifted from Gujarat to land in Maharashtra for rescue operations
Based on the assessment of evolving situation and prediction of rainfall by IMD, teams of NDRF airlifted from Vadodara, Gujarat will land in Mumbai and will be deployed in following districts of Maharashtra— one team each in Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Meanwhile, Barvi dam is levelled at 72.5 m at 11 pm, still at danger mark but the flow has reduced, district officials informed.
Rescue operations at Kadavali village today
(Express photos by Deepak Joshi)
Mumbai University, its departments and affiliate colleges to remain shut tomorrow due to heavy rains
Mumbai University, all its departments as well as all its affiliated colleges will remain shut tomorrow, owing to IMD prediction of massive outpour for the next 48 hours, says a statement issued by MU registrar Dr Ajay Deshmukh.
All private and public schools and colleges will remain shut tomorrow . Some government offices providing emergency & essential services will remain open. Private office staff may move out only if essential #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) August 4, 2019
See Pics | High tide hits Marine Drive promenade
2 electrocuted as rain wreaks havoc in Mumbai, rail traffic hit hard
Heavy rains threw train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in the afternoon. (PTI)
IAF chopper on rescue mission returns due to rains in Palghar
An Indian Air Force helicopter on a sortie to rescue flood-affected people in Maharashtra's Palghar district had to return here on Sunday evening due to heavy rains and poor visibility, officials said. On being alerted by the state administration that 15 people were stranded in Buranda village in Palghar, over 100 kilometres from here, an IAF Mi-17 chopper was sent, an official said. (PTI)
Navy personnel undertake rescue Ops
Called in at the behest of the Disaster Management Unit of the Govt. of Maharashtra, Navy teams will stay overnight with the civil administration to be able to respond swiftly to emergent situations in the next few hours.
#MumbaiRainsLiveUpdate Called in at the behest of the Disaster Management Unit of the Govt. of Maharashtra, these teams will stay overnight with the civil administration to be able to respond swiftly to emergent situations in the next few hours 2/2 pic.twitter.com/dkB2X1DIPS— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) August 4, 2019
holiday declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai & MMR, Palghar, Thane
Due to the IMD warning for tomorrow, holiday declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai & MMR, Palghar, Thane, Raigad districts. All Government and Semi-Government employees in MMR Region are allowed to report late on their duties. The government also appeals people to stay safe at home if it is not necessary to go out. All emergency services to function as usual.
CM speaks to the Chief Secy over holiday in schools, colleges tomorrow
CM spoke to the Chief Secretary and asked to take a decision about holiday tomorrow to schools & colleges in Mumbai & MMR, by taking IMD advise in view of heavy rains.
CM @Dev_Fadnavis spoke to the Chief Secretary and asked to take a decision about holiday tomorrow to schools & colleges in Mumbai & MMR, by taking IMD advise in view of heavy rains.#MumbaiRains#MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 4, 2019
Schools, colleges in Navi Mumbai to remain shut on Monday
Owing to incessant rains in the past two days and as per the directions of Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Annasaheb Misal, all schools under Navi Mumbai Corporation area will remain shut on Monday, said a statement issued by education officer Nitin Kale. No such decision has been taken yet for Mumbai schools, confirmed additional municipal commissioner (Mumbai suburbs) Ashwini Joshi.
Watch | Temples on Godavari river bank submerged
Several temples on the banks of Godavari river in Nashik submerged due to heavy rains and water released from dams.
Watch | Several temples on the banks of Godavari river in Nashik submerged due to heavy rains and water released from dams.— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) August 4, 2019
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Watch | Gates of Gangapur dam opened, more than 20,000 cusec water released
Part of river bridge in Palghar washed away
A major portion of a bridge connecting Wada and Malwada on Pinjal river in Palghar was washed away on Sunday afternoon due to heavy rains, an official said. Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Katkar said there were no reports of casualties in the incident but traffic on the vital connector had come to a standstill. (PTI)
Maharashtra weather update
The rainfall intensity is very likely to continue for the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during next 2 days.
IAF evacuates people stranded in flooded areas
More than 40 people were starnded in Ju-Nandkhuri,Thane,Mumbai due to heavy rains.On request of Govt of Maharashtra, 2 IAF helicopters were launched swiftly to rescue stranded farmers. All the people were evacuated safety.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) August 4, 2019
IAF is ever ready in service of the Nation.#Savinglives pic.twitter.com/9ec2Z3K29E
400 people shifted after Mithi water level crosses danger mark
At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai were shifted on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains in the city, an official said. The city and its neighbouring areas have been witnessing incessant rains for the last two days, causing flooding in many areas. As the water level of the Mithi river here crossed the danger mark on Sunday, around 400 residents of Kranti Nagar area located near it were shifted to a civic-run school, an official from the disaster management cell said. (PTI)
Mumbai Rains | IAF conducts rescue Ops
Govt seeks more NDRF teams as rains pound Mumbai
The Maharashtra government on Sunday sought six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to tackle the situation arising out of heavy rains in Mumbai and its adjoining districts. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and its disaster management cell were fully prepared and monitoring the situation in the city and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement. "The state government is in touch with the NDRF, Army, Navy and other agencies also," the CMO said. (PTI)
IAF Mi17 returns to Santacruz after rescue ops
IAF Mi17 returned to Santacruz airfield after relocating a total of 58 personnel including 16 children to safety.
Army, Navy personnel on the move to assist in Thane
Three rescue teams of Navy in Thane district are in touch with the state administration and proceeding as required for assistance. Two columns of Army consisting of 120 personnel are also on the way to Thane district and in touch with state administration for the rescue efforts.
Man missing in Virar, officials suspect drowning
A man had gone to Phoolpada dam this morning in Virar and has possibly drowned. We are trying to search for his body, but the water is high: Baliram Pawar, VVCMC Commissioner
Train movement on down fast line resumes
Train movement has started on down fast line between Vasai Road and Virar as train number 90613 CCG- VIrar departed at 14.36 hrs on Down fast line from Vasai Road station.
Watch | Cow stuck in flood being rescued by NDRF
Rescue operation in Juhugaon-Nandkhuri completed, villagers air lifted
Rescue of 35 people in Juhugaon completed, the trapped villagers have been airlifted.
Meanwhile, two teams of Army, three teams of Navy are being deployed in the region along with 2 teams of NDRF that helped in Nandkhuri village rescue.
While the Navy teams are stationed in Kalyan, Army teams are being sent to Shahapur and one team will be kept on standby for Thane city.
First lot of villagers stuck in Nadkhuri airlifted
The first lot of villagers from Nandkhuri have been airlifted.
Mumbai rains: 35 people stuck in Juhugaon near Thane's Khadavli
As many as 35 people are trapped in their houses in Juhugaon near Thane's Khadavli. Minister Eknath Shinde has requested for the people to be airlifted.
"We are waiting for clear visibility, within half an hour the rescue operation should take place in Juhugaon. 36 villagers are stuck as they all have single-storey houses and water is close to 5 ft in the area," Thane Collector Rajesh Narvekar told.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said that a request has been made to the Air Force to help evacuate the trapped villagers.
CM Fadnavis requests additional assistance from NDRF, Air Force
In view of the heavy downpour in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has requested deployment of six additional NDRF teams for assistance.
In a statement issued, the CM also said that a request has been made to the Air Force to help evacuate 35 villagers stuck in the Nandkhuri village near Thane's Khadavli.
Maharashtra Government requests 6 more @NDRFHQ teams for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar in view of heavy rains. Also requests Indian Airforce for airlifting of around 35 villagers from Ju-Nandkhuri near Khandvali.#MumbaiRainsLiveUpdate #MumbaiRains@IAF_MCC— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 4, 2019
Thane district administration ask residents located on the banks of Barvi, Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places
The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to the release of water from the Barvi dam.
Mumbai: Admission process for first year PG technical courses extended
In the wake of heavy downpour in Mumbai, the second round of admissions for the first year post-graduate technical courses has been extended. The last date for admission in Masters in Engineering (ME) course has been extended to August 6, and August 7 for the Masters in Technology (M.Tech) course. READ MORE HERE
Mumbai rains: Visuals from Kurla area
Visuals from Kurla area. (Express photos by Ganesh Shirsekar)
Water from river Pinjal enter villages in Vikramgadh tehsil
Water from Pinjal river entered the villages in the Vikramgadh tehsil of Palghar district. Five staff members of the local primary health care center were rescued by locals in Malwada village following the increase in water levels.
Mumbai rains: Four injured in landslide at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar
Four injured in a landslide at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Goregaon East. The injured have been shifted to hospital.
The injured people include Mohammed Hussain Shaikh (15), Zubeda Banu Shaikh (70), Ahmad Hushain Shaikh (14) and Abdul Gafar Shaikh (42). The condition of all the people admitted is stable.