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Mumbai rains: Mumbai local train service begin between Thane to Kalyan; schools, colleges to remain shut today

A typhoon hit Mumbai and as a result, 31 trains' routes have been changed. Areas such as Dadar, Hindmata and Byculla amongst others are the worst affected as these areas get submerged under heavy rains.

By   |  Updated On : August 30, 2017 07:19 AM
New Delhi :  

Heavy rains have lashed Mumbai and adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through water-logged roads in low-lying areas. A typhoon hit the city and as a result, 31 trains' routes have been changed. Further, CM Devendra Fadnavis has visited the State Disaster Management Control room to oversee preparations.

Live updates:

#Traffic from Bandra Worli Sealink towards airport is moving now.However, south bound traffic is still very slow due to waterlogging at Vakola

#Local train service resumes between Churchgate-Andheri. First train from Churchgate to Virar started at 11:58 pm 

# One dead after a building collapsed in Vikhroli's Varsha Nagar.

# Locals distribute packets of biscuits at Mumbai's Dadar area.

# Mumbai Rains: Rain water enters the cargo complex of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

# Passenger stranded at Churchgate station due to incessant rain.

# Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will remain open tomorrow and all the market segments will function normally.

# Mumbai local train service begin between Thane to Kalyan on fast line.

# Mumbai rains: Total 10 flights cancelled from Mumbai airport, 7 flights diverted and 23 flights asked to go-around till now.

# Fire brigade personnel rescued passengers stranded in local trains due to Mumbai rains. Rescue operation still underway.

# BMC has cancelled leaves of all employees and has asked them to join back: BMC PRO

# Pro-Kabaddi league matches of Bangaluru vs UP and Gujarat vs U Mumbai were also cancelled due to the rains. Team Bengaluru had left their hotel at around 4 PM but could not reach on time as heavy rains blocked traffic on the Mumbai roads.

# 200 trees/ branches fell and 70 short circuits have been reported today: BMC Control Room

# 11 trains have been rescheduled whereas 7 others were cancelled till 7 PM

# CM Fadnavis instructs suspension of toll collection at all Mumbai entry points and sea link till situation is back to normal

# Celebrities too expressed concerns regarding the deadly rains.

# Ganesh Pandals are offering help to people. JSB pandal has given a helpline number - 9821595432 to affected people.

# Tube boat deployed for rescue operations in Mumbai's Dadar which is facing massive water-logging

# Govt & public agencies taking all steps amid heavy rains. Glad to note voluntary groups & citizens coming together, says President Kovind

# Thoughts with families, especially children, in Mumbai & western parts of country hit by heavy downpour, says President Ram Nath Kovind

# Assured Maharashtra CM of all possible help from Centre.NDRF teams have already reached Mumbai for rescue & relief operations: HM Rajnath Singh

# All schools in Mumbai to remain closed tomorrow: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde

# 6 big pumping stations have been setup, 30,000 of our staff are working on the ground: BMC Dy Municipal Commissioner Sudhir Naik

# A WhatsApp number has also been provided by Mumbai police for citizens who are facing problems - 8454999999

# For the next 48 hours, Mumbai faces alert of high rain.

# Centre assures all possible support to Maharashtra govt in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state: PM Modi

# Spoke to Maharashtra CM D Fadnavis on situation arising due to incessant rain in Mumbai & surrounding areas: PM Modi

# Five flood rescue teams and two diving teams ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai: Navy PRO

# Water logging has been cleared and Traffic has started moving on Bandra Worli sea link both north and south bound - Mumbai police

# Operations resume at Mumbai 's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

# 5 flood rescue teams, 2 diving teams are present in Mumbai

# Bandra-Worli sea link closed as high tide hits city.

# These rains are the most severe since 2005.

# Mumbai police ask people to call them on 100 in case they get stuck on roads

# Citizens can call BMC helpline 1916 if they face problems

# 3 teams of NDRF have been put on high alert in Mumbai

# Operations at Mumbai airport suspended for some time due to low visibility: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport PRO

# Areas like Dadar, Hindmata and Byculla are worst affected

# Request people to follow traffic advisories being issued. You can also tweet to/call Mumbai Police, police will come to your rescue: Maha CM

# I appeal to people to step out of their homes only if necessary: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

# Flights from Mumbai airport have been hit amid heavy rains

# Andheri Subway closed due to heavy rains, all the schools have been closed.

# Regional Meteorological Centre issues heavy rainfall warning for next three days in Maharashtra

# I have talked to BMC disaster management cell and Mumbai police over hotline. Mantralaya staff told to leave early: CM Devendra Fadnavis

# Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits State Disaster Management Control room to oversee present scenario.

# Maharashtra Government issues orders for all offices to allow employees to leave in wake of heavy rains and IMD Warning

Traffic jams have been reported on all major arterial roads, including the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Sion-Panvel highway and LBS Marg as the rains continued since last night.

Water-logging was reported in low-lying areas of Parel, Hindmata and Sion. A tree fell on the busy Saat Rasta road, affecting road traffic. 

The MeT department issued a warning of high tide which is likely to occur at 4.35 pm of 3.32 meters height.

Suburban services were disrupted with trains on all the three lines - western, central and harbour - running late.

 Water-logging on tracks was reported in Andheri and Bandra, civic officials said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the situation was well under control and advised the citizens tostep out of their homes only if necessary. "The metropolis has received heavy rainfall since last night.

Between 8.30 am and 12 pm today, the city received 85mm rainfall," Sudhir Naik, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, told. (With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 02:53 PM

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