Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour inundates city; traffic hit, trains running late, schools closed

09 July 2018, 12:55 PM
Mumbai Rains Live: Heavy downpour inundates city; traffic hit, schools closed (Photo: Twitter/ ANI)
Mumbai Rains Live: Heavy downpour inundates city; traffic hit, schools closed (Photo: Twitter/ ANI)

Normal life in Mumbai took a hit on Monday as heavy rains inundated the city and caused waterlogging and long traffic jams at several places, making it difficult for Mumbaikars to commute.

Hailed as Mumbai’s ‘lifeline’, the services of local trains were also affected as tracks were flooded due to the incessant rainfall for the last few days. Heavy duty pumps were being used to pump out water from railway tracks at Dadar, Matunga Road, Goregaon and other locations.

“Heavy duty pumps are being used to pump out water from railway tracks at Dadar, Matunga Road, Goregaon and other locations. All efforts are being made to ensure smooth functioning of Western Railway suburban services despite very heavy and incessant rainfall,” ANI quoted Western Railway officials as saying.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde declared a holiday on Monday in all schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region due to heavy rainfall. India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of more rains in Mumbai and suburbs over the next two days.

Highlights:

#12:45 PM: Mumbaikars show the spirit of humanity: A Mumbai Policewoman helps an elderly couple wade through a waterlogged street in Mumbai's Hindmata area. 

#12:10 PM: Incessant downpour continue to lash Mumbai: Visuals from Andheri and near Dadar Police headquarters as heavy rainfall continues in Mumbai.

#11:45 AM: No lessons learned: Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Kurla station waterlogged as heavy rain continues to lash the city of Mumbai. Recently, a FOB collapsed on railway tracks near Andheri station. A woman died in the incident.

#11:30 AM: Waterlogging in suburbs: Visuals of waterlogged streets from Nala Sopara in Palghar. Several areas of the city have been waterlogged following heavy rainfall.

#11:20 AM: Efforts to ensure smooth functioning of locals trains underway: "Heavy duty pumps are being used to pump out water from railway tracks at Dadar, Matunga Road, Goregaon & other locations. All efforts are being made to ensure smooth functioning of Western Railway suburban services despite very heavy & incessant rainfall," says Western Railway

#11:15 AM: Local trains running late: "Due to water over 180 mm on Up fast line at Nallasopara, traffic stopped on it, hence there is delay of about 15 mins in suburban trains. Other 3 lines at Nallasopara working with trains running on restricted speed,"says Western Railway

#11:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates on Mumbai rains: Incessant in the country's financial capital dashed the normal life out of gear. Several areas of the Mumbai were inundated due to heavy rains, making it difficult for people to commute. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde announced holiday in schools and colleges on Monday. Stay with us as we bring you all the live updates on Mumbai rains.

First Published: Monday, July 09, 2018 11:48 AM
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