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Mumbai rains as it happened: Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday, searches for seven missing underway

Normal life in Mumbai was thrown out of gear following torrential rains which are likely to continue on Wednesday, according to forecast.

FP Staff August 30, 2017 21:15:07 IST
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Mumbai rains as it happened: Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday, searches for seven missing underway

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01:14 (ist)
Here is what Devendra Fadnavis and Aaditya Thackeray had to say
 
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis advised offices to let employees leave early and issued similar orders for government staffers, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray said there was no need to evacuate offices.
 
"We have advised (private) offices to allow their employees to leave for their homes early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees," Fadnavis said after taking a stock of the situation at the State Disaster Management Control (SDMC) room at the state secretariat.
 
"Since we can monitor the whole city through CCTV cameras, we have got to know that there is heavy waterlogging in the city. I appeal to the people to venture out of their homes only if it is of utmost necessity. Those who are stuck in offices should see the alerts we are periodically sending out and leave only when the situation is favourable," he said.
 
Fadnavis added that due to diversion of traffic along various routes, there were traffic snarls at several places. Thackeray, who heads the Sena's youth wing, meanwhile, tweeted that there was no need to evacuate offices.
 
"Traffic build up is heavy due to over load of vehicles. Please stay put safely where you are," Thackeray tweeted.
 
He said 26 pumps installed after 2005 deluge were pumping out 6,000 litres of water per second. Thackeray, whose party rules the BMC, said the civic body personnel have been out on the streets helping people and dealing with the situation arising out of the downpour.
 
He said "288 smaller pumps have been active the whole day. As many as 30,000 BMC staffers are out on the streets helping Mumbaikars directly, indirectly."
 
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17:44 (ist)

List of helpline numbers

In case of any emergency or help you can contact Leo volunteers across Mumbai Thane and Navi Mumbai region:

Navi Mumbai - Nidhi Bhalera
+91 96199 44889
Airoli - Radhika Suryavanshi
+91 99876 54719
Panvel - Leo Ankit Jain
+91 98706 66650
Chembur - Anchit Agarwal
+91 98197 49587
Charni road / South Mumbai - Chahat Modi - +91 80977 88191
      & Mehendi Dodia  - +91 9773008147
Nariman point - Nupen Gandhi
+91 98207 27927
Masjid Bunder - Anand Deshmane
+91 98335 39992
Thane - Manthan Mehta
+91 98923 88994
Mulund, Bhandup - Hemanshu Kothari
+91 9920699205
Malad - Rajan Jogi
+91 9773847303
Andheri & Lokhandwala- Shwetank Maheshwari  - +91 99670 54448
& Shashank Maheshwari - +91 98927 17830
Juhu - Kshitij shah
+91 98208 67037
Kalina - Karandeep Narula
+91 8080134174
Goregaon - Prabhsimram Narula
+91 99694 26205
Santacruz - Vinil shah
Borivali & Kandivali - Akshay Doshi
+91 98219 37284
Mira Bhayander - Sanchit Dhanuka
+91 9833261664
Rahul Jodhawat - 9022386661 
Ghatkopar - Dipesh Doshi - +91 99204 70711
& Krutarth Shah - +91 9930839891
Powai - Anand Dusane - +91 99302 01759
& Krutarth Shah - +91 9930839891
Kalyan - umang shah  
+91 9167514691
      Aarey Colony - Snehil Dhal 
       +91 9821729876
      Parel  - Viral Gala
       +919619496601
       Be Safe

If unable to contact anyone specific please call:-
Dipesh Doshi - +91 99204 70711
Shashank Maheshwari - +91 98927 17830
Manthan Mehta - +91 98923 88994
Krutarth shah - +91 9930839891

14:18 (ist)

Flight Delays at Mumbai Airport

The list contains all the departures from both Terminals (Domestic and International). You can check if your flight is delayed or on-time

G8 465

GoAir

(DEL) Delhi

12:05 PM

Delayed

6E 578

IndiGo

(VNS) Varanasi

12:05 PM

Delayed

6E 181

IndiGo

(AMD) Ahmedabad

12:10 PM

Scheduled

6E 749

IndiGo

(UDR) Udaipur

12:15 PM

Scheduled

AI 921

Air India

(RUH) Riyadh

12:30 PM

En Route

9W 536

Jet Airways (India)

(DXB) Dubai

12:30 PM

Delayed

EK 7200

Emirates

(DXB) Dubai

12:30 PM

Delayed

9W 2283

Jet Airways (India)

(IDR) Indore

12:30 PM

Delayed

S2 4079

JetLite

(RAJ) Rajkot

12:35 PM

Scheduled

9W 7205

Jet Airways (India)

(RAJ) Rajkot

12:35 PM

Scheduled

6E 168

IndiGo

(DEL) Delhi

12:40 PM

Delayed

6E 5924

IndiGo

(GOI) Goa

12:40 PM

Scheduled

6E 787

IndiGo

(PAT) Patna

12:45 PM

Scheduled

9W 472

Jet Airways (India)

(GOI) Goa

12:45 PM

Delayed

EY 8853

Etihad Airways

(GOI) Goa

12:45 PM

Delayed

9W 60

Jet Airways (India)

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

EY 8721

Etihad Airways

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

NH 6406

ANA

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

KE 6708

Korean Air

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

VN 3255

Vietnam Airlines

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

QF 3802

Qantas

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

PG 4336

Bangkok Airways

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

HM 5636

Air Seychelles

(BKK) Bangkok

12:50 PM

Delayed

9W 345

Jet Airways (India)

(HYD) Hyderabad

12:50 PM

Delayed

EY 8773

Etihad Airways

(HYD) Hyderabad

12:50 PM

Delayed

VS 8056

Virgin Atlantic

(HYD) Hyderabad

12:50 PM

Delayed

HM 5618

Air Seychelles

(HYD) Hyderabad

12:50 PM

Delayed

9W 118

Jet Airways (India)

(LHR) London

12:55 PM

Scheduled

AC 6005

Air Canada

(LHR) London

12:55 PM

Scheduled

DL 7587

Delta Air Lines

(LHR) London

12:55 PM

Scheduled

VS 8018

Virgin Atlantic

(LHR) London

12:55 PM

Scheduled

9W 623

Jet Airways (India)

(CCU) Kolkata

12:55 PM

Scheduled

EY 8850

Etihad Airways

(CCU) Kolkata

12:55 PM

Delayed

AZ 2852

Alitalia

(CCU) Kolkata

12:55 PM

Delayed

VS 8048

Virgin Atlantic

(CCU) Kolkata

12:55 PM

Delayed

HM 5572

Air Seychelles

(CCU) Kolkata

12:55 PM

Delayed

BA 198

British Airways

(LHR) London

1:10 PM

Delayed

AA 6660

American Airlines

(LHR) London

1:10 PM

Delayed

UK 735

Vistara

(ATQ) Amritsar

1:10 PM

Delayed

6E 223

IndiGo

(COK) Kochi

1:20 PM

Scheduled

9W 485

Jet Airways (India)

(MAA) Chennai

1:25 PM

Delayed

EY 8757

Etihad Airways

(MAA) Chennai

1:25 PM

Delayed

VS 8094

Virgin Atlantic

(MAA) Chennai

1:25 PM

Delayed

G8 391

GoAir

(JAI) Jaipur

1:25 PM

Delayed

KU 304

Kuwait Airways

(KWI) Kuwait

1:25 PM

Delayed

9W 403

Jet Airways (India)

(COK) Kochi

1:35 PM

Delayed

EY 8795

Etihad Airways

(COK) Kochi

1:35 PM

Delayed

HM 5644

Air Seychelles

(COK) Kochi

1:35 PM

Delayed

AI 617

Air India

(HYD) Hyderabad

1:55 PM

Delayed

ET 1752

Ethiopian Airlines

(HYD) Hyderabad

1:55 PM

Delayed

TK 8494

Turkish Airlines

(HYD) Hyderabad

1:55 PM

Delayed

AC 6446

Air Canada

(HYD) Hyderabad

1:55 PM

Scheduled

9W 2053

Jet Airways (India)

(JAI) Jaipur

2:20 PM

Delayed

HM 5602

Air Seychelles

(JAI) Jaipur

2:20 PM

Delayed

EY 8814

Etihad Airways

(JAI) Jaipur

2:20 PM

Delayed

LIVE NEWS and UPDATES

Aug 30, 2017 - 20:55 (IST)

Mumbai Police conducts search operation for seven missing

Aug 30, 2017 - 20:10 (IST)

NCP slams Shiv Sena, BJP over Tuesday's rain fury

Opposition leader Dhananjay Munde on Wednesday held the Shiv Sena-led Brihammumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and BJP responsible for Mumbai coming to a standstill on Tuesday.

He questioned Uddhav Thackeray earlier claim that the city was ready to handle monsoon this year. Saying that it was the citizens who came forward to help each other instead of the authorities, he claimed that Mumbaikars have lost faith in the BMC.

Aug 30, 2017 - 19:58 (IST)

Weather forecast for Thursday

Aug 30, 2017 - 19:50 (IST)

How Wednesday unfolded

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Aug 30, 2017 - 19:49 (IST)

Heavy rain prediction affects railway schedules 

Aug 30, 2017 - 18:09 (IST)

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar's body not found yet: BMC dispels rumours, says rescue work is still on

Several rumours are doing the rounds that Dr Deepak Amarapurkar's body has been found, but none of them are true. Neither the Bombay Hospital nor the BMC has confirmed the news. BMC officials, however, told Firstpost that the search for him is still underway.

Aug 30, 2017 - 17:57 (IST)

Aug 30, 2017 - 17:45 (IST)

Advisory from Western Railways

Aug 30, 2017 - 17:39 (IST)

Changes and cancellations in express trains due to heavy rains

Torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and other parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, severely affecting normal life and paralysing the lifelines — local train and bus services — in the state capital and leading the state government and civic authorities to sound a high alert. Two people were killed in a landslide in Vikhroli's Surya Nagar early on Sunday, according to ANI. This comes after two cases of drowning were also reported in Thane, taking the death toll to four. Expressing concern over the rain situation in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of the state to "stay safe" and take all essential precautions while speaking to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to review the developments. "The centre assures all possible support to the Maharashtra government in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state," Modi said in a series of tweets. Union home minister Rajnath Singh also talked to Fadnavis and took stock of the situation. Between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Mumbai recorded 102 mm and the suburbs notched a staggering 316 mm rainfall. The IMD has forecast aceheavy to very heavy rains" for Mumbai and entire Konkan region during the next 24 hours owing to a "low pressure" area over south Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh, which was expected to be upgraded to a "deep depression". The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that in one hour, Mumbai recorded a staggering 70 mm rainfall, while it touched 100 mm between 8.30 am. and 1 pm. Till 3 pm, the BMC said Mumbai received 106 mm rainfall in about six hours, while the eastern suburbs got 78.5 mm and the western suburbs notched 85 mm during the same period. The state government has requisitioned the services of five disaster management teams, including three from Pune, and a holiday has been declared for all college and schools on Wednesday, said Education Minister Vinod Tawde. The BMC appealed to people not to step out of their home unless absolutely necessary, while the entire civic force — Mumbai Police, Fire Brigade and other agencies — were on high alert to combat the situation.

Mumbai rains as it happened Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday searches for seven missing underway

Representational image. PTI

Since Tuesday morning, many parts of Mumbai and suburbs were inundated with up to three to four feet of water on the highways, main and arterial roads, bylanes, housing complexes, railway stations and even the Mumbai Airport. However even with more than 180 trees and half a dozen walls collapsing in different parts of the city, flooding and waterlogging, there were no casualties. Around 6.30 am, the rains triggered a landslide in adjoining Thane district, leading to derailment of 10 coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express but there were no casualties. The torrential rains have hit the immersion ceremonies on the fifth day of the Ganeshotsav on Tuesday, with many marquees deciding to postpone it by two days. Suburban local trains were massively hit with disruption in services due to flooding on the railway tracks at several places. The Central Railway mainline was completely suspended for over four hours, Harbour Line was completely down, the Western Railway worked slowly and erratically, while there were disruptions on the Konkan Railway. Lakhs of commuters including students, were stranded in trains, railway stations or at bus stops. Many failed to reach their destinations and were compelled to return to their homes on foot, walking scores of kilometres from various points in the city. All the gurudwaras, several Hindu and Jain temples, Ganeshotsav marquees, mosques and dargahs, churches, Parsi organisations, NGOs, charitable institutions, housing complexes and individuals made arrangements to offer food and beverages to the weary and stranded commuters, and arrangements to rest for the night. Much later in the evening, activists of the state's ruling Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party and others got into the act and started organising relief efforts for the stranded millions. Waterlogging was reported from Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Vile Parle, Santacruz, Bandra, Matunga, Dadar, Elphinstone, Mumbai Central, Mazagaon, Lalbaug, Parel, Sion, Wadala, Kurla, Bhandup and other areas. The rains affected normal operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with flights getting delayed by around 35 minutes mainly on account of low visibility. Seven incoming flights were made to go around till landing permission was granted while three flights were diverted, though operations continued. Domestic and international passengers bound for the airport to catch their flights faced huge problems in reaching on time due to massive traffic snarls on the highways and main roads. Mumbai IMD head KS Hosalikar said that in three hours since 8.30 am, Mumbai suburbs recorded a whopping 86 mm of rains, while Colaba recorded around 16 mm of rains. He said the IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains for at least the next 24 hours all over Maharashtra, especially over coastal North Konkan, Mumbai and other parts of the state. The IMD warning says "intense precipitation likely to occur over Mumbai city, suburbs, Dahanu and Raigad during the latter part today (Tuesday)". In Mumbai areas which recorded the heaviest rains are: Matunga 253 mm, Parel 230 mm, Wadala 260mm, Bandra 210 mm, Vile Parle and Santacruz A212 mm, Worli -235, and Kurla 208 mm, said a BMC Disaster Control official.

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