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

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon, but there was no report of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.

FP Staff September 20, 2017 20:24:18 IST
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Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather

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Sept 20, 2017 - 21:47 (IST)

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

Sept 20, 2017 - 19:44 (IST)

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

Sept 20, 2017 - 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. 

Sept 20, 2017 - 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. 

Sept 20, 2017 - 18:42 (IST)

Water logging in Chembur

Sept 20, 2017 - 18:36 (IST)

Heavy Showers in parts of Mumbai

Sept 20, 2017 - 18:25 (IST)

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Sept 20, 2017 - 18:06 (IST)

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

Sept 20, 2017 - 17:52 (IST)

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

Sept 20, 2017 - 17:39 (IST)

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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.

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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 intercity 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.

 

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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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