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LIVE Updates: Trains, Flights Hit In Mumbai Due To Heavy Rains, Public Holiday Declared

Several parts of Mumbai received around 100 mm rainfall since Monday morning, affecting trains and the road traffic. Authorities have declared a public holiday in three districts of Maharashtra

LIVE Updates: Trains, Flights Hit In Mumbai Due To Heavy Rains, Public Holiday Declared
Water entering inside the underground Metro station construction site at Wakol, Santacruz in Mumbai.
LIVE Updates: Trains, Flights Hit In Mumbai Due To Heavy Rains, Public Holiday Declared
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2019-07-02T12:22:28+0530

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai due to the incessant rains that has affected the road traffic and railways in the city. Authorities have also advised people to avoid stepping out of their homes as the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains.

Several parts of Mumbai received around 100 mm rainfall since Monday morning, affecting trains and the road traffic. At least 27 people have died due to incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai and Pune and the government has declared a public holiday.

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12:00 PM: At average 375 mm, Monday's was the maximum July rain that Mumbai has seen over a 24-hour period breaking records since 1974.


11:45 AM: The BMC has shared a dedicated helpline number for people stranded due in different parts of the city.

"A dedicated handle for Mumbai's Monsoon Woes. 24/7 Disaster Helpline Number: 1916," the BMC said in a tweet.


11:30 AM: CM Fadnavis: "I have met those who got injured in the Malad wall collapse. Local trains have resumed operation on Western line but the Central line still remains flooded. Work is on to pump out water."


11:30 AM: CM Fadnavis: "Mumbai police received around 16,000-17,000 tweets from people affected by the heavy downpour. They were given immediate help with BMC disaster management working the entire night. High tide is expected again at 12 noon, we will monitor the situation and are prepared for it."


11:15 AM: In view of the inclement weather situation in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday morning to gauge the situation.

Photo by ANI


10:30 AM: The main runway at the airport is closed, but alternative runway is functional. Delays and diversions of flights are taking place: Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson


10:20 AM: Six labourers were killed and at least two injured after the wall of an educational institute collapsed on their makeshift shelters in Ambegaon area in Pune, officials said Tuesday.

Photo by ANI


10:00 AM: 54 flights diverted and 52 cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to inclement weather, according to ANI.


9:40 AM: Following a request by the BMC, several teams of the Indian Navy have been deployed in Kurla for the assistance of people stranded due to incessant rains. About 1000 people have been shifted to safety with the help of NDRF, fire brigade, Naval teams as well as local volunteers, reports ANI


9:30 AM: Clouds observed over north Maharashtra coast including Mumbai. More impact likely over south Gujarat and adjoining areas. Intermittent heavy showers expected in Mumbai today. Extremely heavy rainfall of over 200 mm recorded at many places in city; more towards suburbs in the last 24 hours: IMD


9:20 AM High tides of about 4.59 meters expected in Mumbai at around 11.52 am today, news agency ANI reports.


9:10 AM: Public holiday has been declared on Monday in 3 districts of the state --Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban and Thane district. The decision has been taken due to continuous rainfall and IMD warning: Maharashtra Govt


9:00 AM:  Intense spells of rainfall likely to continue in the districts of Mumbai during the next two hours: IMD Mumbai


8:30 AMDue to incessant rains in Mumbai, around 54 flights have been diverted to a nearby airport, a Mumbai Airport official said.


8:20 AM: At least 12 people were killed and six others injured after a compound wall collapsed in Malad area here on Tuesday due to heavy rains, NDRF officials said.

Photo by ANI

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.


8:15 AM:  A SpiceJet flight from Jaipur skid and overshot the main runway while landing at the Mumbai airport amidst heavy rains on Monday, although none of the passengers were hurt in the incident.

Photo by ANI


8: 10 AM: The Central Railway (CR) early on Tuesday suspended suburban train services after incessant heavy rain flooded tracks at several spots between Mumbai-Thane, and services on Western Railway were also hit as Maharashtra government declared a precautionery public holiday for the city, officials said.


8:00 AM: Authorities declare public holiday in Mumbai Tuesday after IMD forecasts heavy rain, says civic official

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