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Mumbai Rains UPDATE: 5 killed in rain fury; 32 flights cancelled, 350 delayed

By Simran Kashyap
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Mumbai, Sep 06: After heavy downpour on Wednesday, the water are receding now in many parts of Mumbai. At least five persons were killed in different incidents as Mumbai notched record rains in the city and suburbs on Wednesday, which saw the country's commercial capital paralysed for the third time this monsoon, officials said here on Thursday.

A view of a flooded street during heavy rain, in Palghar district,

The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert with a forecast of "heavy to very heavy" rainfall in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas - Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Nashik.

Monsoon: IMD predicts heavy rains in Mumbai, other parts of Maharashtra

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6:05 PM, 5 Sep
The Santacruz weather station in suburban Mumbai recorded a whopping 242 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am Thursday. At least 1,300 persons living on the banks of the Mithi were shifted by the National Disaster Response Force, disaster management cell of the BMC, fire brigade and the police when the river crossed the danger mark.
3:31 PM, 5 Sep
Two persons including a seven- year-old boy were washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane and neighboring Palghar district in the last two days, the police said. Laxman Tapisar (62), resident of Naikpada in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane, was washed away on Tuesday. He was walking home along a bund amid heavy rain when he slipped and fell into nullah around 2.30 pm on Tuesday, said a local police official. He was still missing, said District Disaster Control Officer Anita Jawanjal. Abu Khan (7) was washed away after falling into a nullah near his house in Nallasopara in Palghar district around noon on Wednesday. Search was on for both Tapisar and the boy, local officials said. Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
3:28 PM, 5 Sep
Dadar-Chennai Egmore Express has been delayed by 4 hours in view of the torrential rains that lashed Mumbai, Central Railway tweets.
3:28 PM, 5 Sep
Dadar-Jalna Janshatabdi Express has been rescheduled for 5:30 pm, after a delay of 3 hours and 30 minutes, tweets Central Railway,
1:13 PM, 5 Sep
Two people, including a seven-year-old boy, were washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane and Palghar districts in the last two days.
1:12 PM, 5 Sep
Trains between Mumbai and Amritsar, Sarai Rohilla (Delhi), and Haridwar have been cancelled because of excessive water logging between Vasai Road-Nallasopara -Virar section.
12:58 PM, 5 Sep
Several passengers were seen sleeping outside the Mumbai Domestic Airport amid the flight delays due to rainfall.
12:57 PM, 5 Sep
During regulation of trains on 04.09.2019 due to heavy incessant rains, good Samaritans came forward. Jain Samaj, Virar provided more than 250 food pkts to passengrs of train no. 22954,12480, 22994. Lion's Club & RPF Mitra also arranged food items at Virar, tweets Western Railway.
11:33 AM, 5 Sep
Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) here were affected for the second day with cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 getting delayed on Thursday. As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure.
11:30 AM, 5 Sep
At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, 30 flights were cancelled and another 118 delayed. As many as 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure.
10:49 AM, 5 Sep
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) earlier today issued a red alert and predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad next 24 hours. Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the IMD said. The city has received above-average rainfall in September, according to KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, IMD, Mumbai. The situation in Mumbai may worsen with predictions of more rain for the region.
10:48 AM, 5 Sep
The Suburban railway is running normally, but with a delay of 5 to 10 minutes, while trains on the longer routes are on time, said Western Railway.
10:48 AM, 5 Sep
Operations at the Mumbai airport have resumed as per schedule following chaos that was caused after several delays and cancellations.
10:48 AM, 5 Sep
Central Railway services on the Central line were restarted around 12.15 am between Kurla and Kalyan and around 12.35 am between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Goregaon. Special trains were also run post-midnight to ferry commuters who had been stranded at various railway stations. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also tweeted about restoration of services in the morning. Western Railway services on the fast track between Churchgate and Vasai Road also resumed.
9:08 AM, 5 Sep
Intermittent rains, with heavy downpour in isolated places have been predicted for 24 to 48 hours in Mumbai, the BMC said.
9:08 AM, 5 Sep
Water has receded in most parts of the city, and it has not rained on Thursday so far despite the IMD's red alert in Mumbai. NDRF teams, however, have been put on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri.
11:51 PM, 4 Sep
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation: Additional Municipal Commissioner A Jarhad visited Manohardas school near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, to ensure people stranded due to Mumbai rains get proper care. BMC declared schools under its jurisdiction as shelters, earlier today.
11:50 PM, 4 Sep
IndiGo: Due to Mumbai rains, we're offering rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver (fare difference, if any is applicable) to passengers travelling to/fro Mumbai till tomorrow Sep 5, 2019.
11:50 PM, 4 Sep
Central Railway: Though heavy rains have relented, water not yet receded between Kurla and Sion/Chunabhatti section. As soon as the water goes below track level, we will update the resumption of services. As of now, no services are being run between CSMT-Vashi, CSMT-Thane section.
8:10 PM, 4 Sep
Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the IMD said.
8:09 PM, 4 Sep
The Western Railway said trains on its slow lines were suspended between Churchgate and Vasai Road due to water-logging (about 180 mm above tracks) at Matunga Road. However, the services were running on its fast lines between Churchgate and Vasai Road.
8:09 PM, 4 Sep
The Western Railway said trains on its slow lines were suspended between Churchgate and Vasai Road due to water-logging (about 180 mm above tracks) at Matunga Road. However, the services were running on its fast lines between Churchgate and Vasai Road.
8:09 PM, 4 Sep
The Mumbai civic body asked all schools to remain shut and to ensure that the students were sent back home safely.
8:09 PM, 4 Sep
The State government has asked the officials concerned to monitor the inflow of water in dams in western Maharashtra, where some districts were ravaged by floods last month.
6:28 PM, 4 Sep
Three NDRF teams have been deployed across Maharashtra as of now.
5:33 PM, 4 Sep
Waterlogging at Nala Sopara(Palghar) railway station following heavy rain in the region
4:59 PM, 4 Sep
The Western Railway tweeted that in view of water logging on tracks at Nallasopara-Virar, 12951 Rajdhani Express and 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express will depart from Mumbai Central one hour later than their scheduled departure.
4:57 PM, 4 Sep
RPF rescues passengers from train stranded between Sion and Kurla
4:57 PM, 4 Sep
Mumbaikars! Watch out
Western districts have received the most rainfall. Andheri West: 214.35 mm Andheri East: 200.17 mm Marol: 183.38 mm Vile Parle: 182.87 mm Kandivali: 170.67 mm
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4:53 PM, 4 Sep
Volume of rain in Mumbai
Volume of rain in Mumbai
Western districts have received the most rainfall. Andheri West: 214.35 mm Andheri East: 200.17 mm Marol: 183.38 mm Vile Parle: 182.87 mm Kandivali: 170.67 mm
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