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Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather

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Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather
  • 21:47 (IST)

    Towing of SpiceJet flight disrupted due to heavy rains, main runway to remain closed toll 6am

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Traffic Update from South Bombay: Traffic snarls near Parel TT, Hindmata, SG Barve Marg, Nehru Nagar

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Mumbai Airport's main runway to remain closed

    The main runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will remain closed till 10 pm, flight operations will continue on secondary runway. 

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Ghodbunder Road in Thane water-logged; traffic closed

    Heavy water logging was reported at Ghodbunder Road near Kaju Pada-Chenna village,Thane. Traffic heading towrads, both Borivali and Thane has been closed. 

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Water logging in Chembur

  • 18:36 (IST)

    Heavy Showers in parts of Mumbai

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Pune dams reach capacity; Mutha river inundated

    Several dams in Pune city have reached 100 percent. The Khadakwasla dam which flows through Mutha river within Pune city has also filled 100 percent. Residents living around the river area on alert, as reported in Lokmat

  • 18:06 (IST)

    Traffic Update from Andheri suburbs: Slight water logging at Milan subway, Versova; traffic normal at DN Nagar road

  • 17:52 (IST)

    63 Jet Airways, 8 IndiGo and 3 SpiceJet and 1 GoAir flight cancelled

  • 17:39 (IST)

    Low visibility in Thane due to heavy rains

  • 17:14 (IST)

    Smooth traffic at Worli sealink 

  • 17:08 (IST)

    In Pictures: Coast Guard rescue a boat stranded 200 km from Mumbai

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Coast Guards brace hostile sea conditions to rescue stranded boat off Mumbai coast

    Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari was directed to proceed to provide assistance to a distressed fishing boat stranded around 200 kilometres from Mumbai. The boat was towed back to the Mumbai anchorage on the night of 19 September. Here is the press statement with details of the rescue operation.  

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Watch: Visuals of Nallasopara station from today morning

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Normal traffic in Dadr, Dahisar. BKC, Parel, Matunga

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Flights delayed due to towing operations at main runway after SpiceJet Flight incident

  • 16:24 (IST)

    Actor Anupam Kher tweets video from Worli Sealink, rubbishes rumours claiming cyclone threat

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Flights delayed at Mumbai Airport 

  • 16:09 (IST)

    Dahisar River inundated after torrential rains 

  • 15:59 (IST)

    Watch: Visuals of high tide at Nariman Point

  • 15:47 (IST)

    Operations going slow on Runway 14 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

  • 15:23 (IST)

    Several stretches waterlogged in Mulund

  • 15:15 (IST)

  • 15:15 (IST)

    Over 3000 BEST buses plying on Mumbai streets even as Mumbaikars decide to stay indoors

    Local trains and BEST buses bore deserted look as compared to the state of the city's public transport network on an average weekday. However, 3193 buses are running in the city amid heavy rainfal to help people commute across the city. 

  • 15:06 (IST)

    35,000 BMC officials deployed on ground 

    The municipal body was on its toes, in view of the warnings issued about the inclement weather. At least 35,000 BMC officials have been deployed across the city to ensure that public services can function normally despite Wednesday's torrential rainfal. 

  • 14:59 (IST)

  • 14:53 (IST)

    No flooding in Mira Road

    Intermittent rains, but no flooding in and around Mira Road station and Shanti Nagar area which witneseed flooding of roads on Tuesday night. Rickshaws are a problem in some areas, but municipal transport buses are running smoothly. Delay in trains towards Churchgate is by 2-3 minutes.

  • 14:48 (IST)

    Bandra-Worli sea link at 2.30 pm

    Video by Sachin Gokhale

  • 14:43 (IST)

  • 14:34 (IST)

    Aarey Colony bridge blocked

    Photo by Suraj Prasad

  • 14:30 (IST)

    Visual of Bandra-Worli sea link

    Photo by Sachin Gokhale

  • 13:58 (IST)

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Rickshaw driver shares his experience with Mumbai rains

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Main runway to remain shut till 6 pm

    The Mumbai airport operator has given NOTAM (Notice to airmen) till 6 pm, which means flight operations cannot take place in the main runway.


  • 13:36 (IST)

    Central Railway line operational with delay

  • 13:20 (IST)

    Air services remain disrupted

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Newspaper hawker updates on situation in Aarey Colony

    Video by Vivek Ahire

  • 13:04 (IST)

    Pune to receive moderate rains today

  • 13:01 (IST)

    IndiGo joins airlines offering refund of tickets

    In a press statement, IndiGo said that flight operations to and fro Mumbai will be affected on Wednesday due to the heavy rains and runway closure at the Mumbai airport.

    The airlines has assured all passengers with confirmed tickets of 100 percent refund, adding that it would also waive the charges against the booking required changes to the alternate dates. It has also suggested an alternative in which passengers can cancel their reservations online and claim for refund of charges of the fees via email.

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Main runway at Mumbai airport remains shut

  • 12:47 (IST)

    Traffic normal as rains continue to lash city

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Two Central Railway outstation trains rescheduled

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Traffic normal except in Aarey Colony

    Due to water logging at SV Road, traffic has been diverted through Linking Road.

  • 12:33 (IST)

    Vistara waives airfare penalties

  • 12:24 (IST)

    SpiceJet announces full refund on no-show requests 

  • 12:19 (IST)

    Air India waives penalties for passengers

  • 12:00 (IST)

    Road blocked in Aarey Colony

    Photo by Vivek Ahire

  • 11:41 (IST)

    IMD data suggests third highest rainfall since 26/7 floods

    Latest IMD figures on Wednesday showed Mumbai recorded third highest rainfall on Tuesday since the flood of 26 July:

    26 July, 2005 - 945 mm.
    29 August, 2017 - 316 mm.
    19 September, 2017 - 304 mm.

  • 11:36 (IST)

    BMC takes stock of situation in Mumbai

    On Wednesday morning, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta visited different parts of the city, including Hindmata Junction, to review the situation.

  • 11:33 (IST)

Heavy rains lashed the city and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon and the rains continued through the night till Wednesday morning. However, there was no report of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.

On 29 August, the metropolis received more than 300 mm rainfall, crippling the transport services and throwing normal life out of gear.


08.09 am: The following train have been cancelled:

22102 Manmad - CSTM Rajya Rani Express
12118 Manmad LTT Godavari Express
11007 CSTM Pune Deccan Express
22101 CSTM Manmad Rajya Rani Express
12117 LTT Manmad Godavari Express
11010 Pune CSTM Sinhagad Express

The following train have been diverted:

11025 Bhusaval Pune express
11026 Pune Bhusaval Express

08.06 am: In view of heavy rains, dabbawalas have called off their tiffin service for Wednesday.

08.02 am: Navi Mumbai, too, witnessed heavy rainfall on 19 September. Between 8:30 am to 11.30 pm, Belapur received 226.00 mm of rainfall while Nerul received 206.30 mm rainfall. The rainfall in Vashi was at 175.70 mm, while Airoli received 178.40 mm rainfall. The average rainfall was 196.60 mm.

07.55 am: A total of 56 flights have been cancelled at the Mumbai airport. The main runway remains closed. The SpiceJet flight has not been displaced yet. Operations is going slow on runway number 14 due to high tailwind. First flight departure from the said runway was at 00:30 am and first arrival at 01:30 am.

07.51 am: Heavy showers affect services in the Western Railway line.

07.47 am: According to BMC control room, there's water-logging only at Andheri-Chakala area right now, no such reports from other places. Many incidents of trees falling have been reported throughout the city, but there is no proper count available yet.   The BMC will design a plan of action after the IMD releases their weather report 08.30 am on Wednesday.   07.41 am: According to BMC disaster control room, in the last 24 hours, Colaba has received 191.1mm rainfall, while Santacruz received 257.7 mm.   07:38 am: Mumbai Police have warned of a high tide expected at 12.03 pm and a low tide at 06.04 pm on Wednesday.  

  07:31 am: The Ministry of Earth Sciences on 18 September had predicted heavy rainfall stretched across five days from Monday. Showers in Konkan and Goa and coastal Karnataka are expected to continue till 23 September and decrease thereafter.  Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather 07.27 am: Last year on 20 September, Mumbai recorded 138 mm rainfall in a in the span of 21 hours starting from 08:30 am to 05:30 am the next day. These rainfall had covered over entire Konkan & Goa region due to the fresh cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra & South Gujarat coast. Meanwhile, Dahanu, which is about 110 km from the city, alone had received a monstrous rainfall of 529 mm in the span of 24 hours. 07.23 am: Much of the morning traffic is missing from Bandra. There are few autorickshaws and cabs on the street. Other vehicles are nowhere in sight. 07:21 am: Services at Chattrapati Shivaji airport have been shut.

07:15 am: Western railways services running with some delay between Churchgate to Virar. Due to heavy rain & water logging at Nallasopara-Virar, five trains have been cancelled. 22953 BCT-ADI Gujarat Express 19215 Saurashtra Express 12935 BDTS-ST Intercity Express 12009 BCT-ADI Shatabdi Express 59024 BL-BCT Passenger

07:12 am: Central and south Mumbai report no waterlogging as rains grip western suburbs.

07.07 am: Harbour line services have resumed after being closed down due to waterlogging during the early hours of Wednesday. While Central Railways trains continue to run with a delay of 20 minutes, trains in the Western line are reportedly running on time.

7.03 am: As heavy showers continue to lash city, Mumbai Police have warned of a high tide expected at 12.03 pm & 06.04 pm on Wednesday.

6.48 am: Tuesday-Wednesday heavy showers mar Diwali celebrations. After announcing holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai on Wednesday, education minister Vinod Tawde also said that the holiday because of the incessant rains "will be compensated by reducing one holiday from Diwali vacations."

6.45 am: SpiceJet flight overshot runway 27 on landing at Mumbai airport & skidded off into the unpaved surface due to wet runway, ANI reported.



On Sunday, the weather department had forecast heavy rains in Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region for the next three days. However, the metropolis did not receive any significant amount of rainfall on Monday.

On Tuesday morning, Mumbai woke up to an overcast condition and in the afternoon, heavy downpour accompanied by thunder and lightning started.

Several parts of the city, including South Mumbai, Borivali, Kandivili, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall.

However, no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the city, said an official attached with the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

He said the civic administration and other agencies have geared up to tackle any eventuality arising out of the rains.

Both road and train traffic, including the suburban rail network, remain unaffected by the downpour, the official added.

As per information received from the Colaba observatory, the north Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, is expected to receive more rains.

"Some places are expected to receive heavy showers. Therefore, we have alerted citizens to take precaution," he said.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 21:47:37 IST