Heavy rains on Tuesday crippled the country’s financial capital. Mumbai received 300mm rainfall flooding roads, railway tracks. Air traffic was also badly hit. Tuesday’s rains were the heaviest the city witnessed since 26 July, 2005 when Mumbai received 94 cm of rain in a single day. At least 500 people were killed then.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas to stay safe and take all essential precautions in the wake of heavy rains. He also assured all help to the government of Maharashtra.
- Central line: First train to Kalyan started from CST at 7.26 am but with speed restriction from Matunga to Kurla due to waterlogging. All trains running late due to speed restrictions.
- Harbour line: Vashi to Thane working, CST to Vashi not operational yet due to waterlogging at Kurla and Wadala stations.
- Western railway (Church Gate to Virar): All lines working, but speed restrictions near Matunga and Mahim stations.
- Mumbai’s famous dabba wallas suspend their service for the day.
- Light to moderate rainfall expected in Mumbai today: IMD DDG KS Hosalikar.
- Central railway has resumed services from Kurla to Dombival.
Visuals from Marine drive earlier today #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/uTjgl1joAQ
August 30, 2017
- A two-year-old girl was killed after a compound wall of a building collapsed in Vikhroli’s Varsha Nagar while two more people were reported killed due a landslide in Surya Nagar of the same suburb.
People in Mumbai waiting for their Bullet train from Churchgate to Borivali. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/cgbLJmrw8C
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- Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities.
- Navy helicopters are on standby in view of heavy rains in Mumbai and its adjoining areas. Flood rescue teams and divers are also ready for deployment.Indian Navy distributes breakfast, tea to people at Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus railway station (Photo/ANI)
- In many offices, employees stayed back in the night as they could not catch trains and buses for getting home.