Heavy rain pounds Mumbai; Dabbawallahs cancel services, schools closed, trains running late

10 July 2018, 07:17 PM
Early morning visual from Nallasopara station (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
Early morning visual from Nallasopara station (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Non-stop rains continued to lash Mumbai on Tuesday, throwing normal life in the city out of gear. Local trains, the ‘lifeline of Mumbai’, were running late by 10-15 minutes due to the waterlogging on tracks.

Schools and colleges in the city remained closed for the second straight day. Mumbai’s Dabbawallahs, the world famous lunch box carriers known for their timely delivery, also cancelled their services on Tuesday in wake of more rain forecast.

Mumbai has been receiving heavy downpour for the last couple of days. Due to the downpour, several areas of the ‘maximum city’ were inundated in knee-deep water. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains in the city over the next few days.

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July," the IMD said.

LIVE Updates:

#12:15 AM: Trains between Vasai road towards Virar suspended: Due to heavy rains, the water level has gone up in tracks especially between Virar- Nala Sopara, trains between Vasai road towards Virar suspended for now. However, suburban services are running normally with 5- 10-min delay  b/w Churchgate to Vasai road: CPRO Western Railways

#11:30 AM: Mumbai inundates, minister says no water logging: Disaster Management has reported that there is no situation of water logging in Mumbai. Concerned authorities are keeping a track of the situation. There's nothing to worry as disaster management is ready to face any situation, says  Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra Minister on Mumbai rains.

#09:25 AM: 165.8 mm of rainfall in last 24 hours: In last 24 hours till 8:30 AM today, Mumbai city has received 165.8 mm of rain while Mumbai Suburb has received 184.3 mm of rain.

#09:10 AM: Heavy downpour inundates Mumbai: People were seen wading through knee-deep water. Visuals of waterlogged streets from Mumbai's Byculla area.

#09:00 AM: Locals train services at Nala Sopara line halted: Due to heavy rains, Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate," says Divisional Railway Manager, Western railway.

#08:50 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates on Mumbai rains. Heavy downpour overnight and Tuesday morning inundated India's financial capital Mumbai. Locals train services are running late by 10-20 minutes due to waterlogged tracks. School and Colleges were asked to remain closed on Tuesday. Mumbai’s famous Dabbawallahs have also called off their services today in wake of more rain forecast. Stay with us for all the latest updates on Mumbai rains and weather alert.

First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 08:57 AM
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