Mumbai rains: Here is how the fury unfolded in last 2 days
Mumbai has been experiencing continuous and heavy downpour since Saturday morning, with the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba predicting the situation to remain the same for next 24 hours. The disaster management team and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are on alert and water logging has been reported in several parts of the city.
Here are the highlights:
August 30, 2017
03:04 pm: High tide of about 3 metres is expected to hit the shores at 5:29 PM today.
03:03 pm: BMC says 231 pumps functional now to put city back on its feet
01:55 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meet at Mumbai Mayor's residence at around 3 pm. Thackeray is expected to review the situation in the city and the monsoon preparedness of the municipal body. He will also address the media at around 4.00 pm.
01:53 pm: NDRF teams have been put on high alert and are keeping close watch over situation in Mumbai. 3 NDRF teams prepositioned in Mumbai supplemented by more teams from Pune, additional teams kept as stand by at all NDRF Battalion locations
01:52 pm: Mumbai suburbs received light showers in the morning today, however, in the past three hours between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, Santa Cruz has only recorded 3 mm of rain.
01:39 pm: Indian Navy Western Command serving food to citizens near CST station
01:38 pm: Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport is running 55 extra buses to ferry people to Mumbai, Kalyan and Dombivli from the satellite city.
01:15 pm: Helicopter operations resume at Juhu aerodrome, main runway 08-26 operational. However, fixed wing aircraft operations remain to be shut: Juhu Aerodrome Official
01:02 pm: Northbound traffic on Sion flyover stuck in jam due to ongoing repair work
01:06 pm: 16 trains on Northern Railways cancelled due to heavy rains in Maharashtra
12:19 pm: Shiv Sena terms downpour and flooding as natural calamity in an editorial in the Saamna, the party's mouthpiece.
12:00 pm: Light showers begin in eastern and western suburbs
11:55 am: Ola, Uber back in service
11:53 am: Three bodies recovered in a Thane nullah on Wednesday: Santosh Kadam, regional disaster management officer of TMC.
11:14 am: Jet Airways issues statement with update on flight status
11:12 am: Air India waives all penalties on re-issuance of tickets or date change
11:05 am: Olacabs offering emergency shuttle services from specific pickup points in Mumbai
11:00 am: Juhu aerodrome struggling to pump out water as BMC nullahs are over flowing. However, aerodrome is operational: Airport Authority Of India official
10:59 am: Several people reported missing since Tuesday, including:
Shrimati Saraswati Korde of Kandivali East.
Madhav T. Vaidya of Mulund
Dr Deepak Amrapurkar of Bombay Hospital
10:53 am: Man dies after falling into an open manhole on Dadar's Matkar road. Police register case on account of eyewitness
10:44 am: Helpline numbers for Thane residents
10:42 am: Residents of Mumbai's Kurla slum say no help from administration
09:53 am: Mumbai-Pune Expressway still closed; no outside vehicles allowed inside city
09:43 am: Two more dead in Vikhroli house collapse, taking toll to three. The total number of casualties reported so far is five, including two deaths because of a landslide in Surya Nagar.
09:42 am: Navy community kitchens are providing food at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli, Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar this morning.
09:41 am: Local trains operating with delay of 20 minutes on Western Railway due to speed restrictions.
09:40 am: Water logging is clear all over. Traffic is normal: Mumbai Police PRO
09:32 am: Flights operations in Mumbai are normal.
09:25 am: The first special train which left CSMT for Kalyan this morning reached Dadar station in one and a half hours. Despite services resumed on Central Railway, trains are running very slow.
09:24 am: All the gurudwaras are open for Langar and shelter for everyone who is stuck at any part of the city
09:22 am:Extra BEST buses pressed into service
09:21 am: The heavy rains lashing Mumbai have led to cancellation of a senior Australian minister's visit to the city, authorities.
09:20 am: Metro rail services also functioning normally between Andheri and Ghatkopar
09:18 am: Trains running now on Harbour Line
09:10 am: Dabbawalas won't operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday. Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association
09:03 am: Now chances of heavy rain in Mumbai are less as low pressure area is moving towards south Gujarat. Mumbai received only 21mm rain in last nine hours:Skymet.
08:59 am: Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north. South Gujarat and other areas may experience heavy rains: KS Hosalikar, DDG IMD
8:43 am: Severe water logging at Thane railway station in early morning hours following heavy rain
8:26 am: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that all government employees, except those in emergency services, can avail an optional leave and the government has also advised citizens to stay indoors until there's an emergency.
8:03 am: The Indian Navy took the lead and distributed breakfast and tea to people at CSMT station.
7:52 am: Central railway has also resumed services from Kurla to Dombivali
BEST is operating extra buses from CSMT towards Thane via eastern free way on Routes C8 and C42.
7:29 am: Metro rail services also functioning normally between Andheri and Ghatkopar
7:26 am: Roads are normal all over Mumbai, except for water logging at Scion, DCP PRO Mumbai police
7:19 am: Light to moderate rainfall expected in Mumbai today says IMD DDG KS Hosalikar
7:13 am: Local train services resume on Western Line
7:06 am: Stock markets to remain open. Officials in the BSE and NSE were unable to go home on Tuesday owing to heavy downpour.
5:33 am: At least 5 persons have died in Mumbai and Thane
Schools and colleges will remain closed.
Offices to remain shut. Government officials working in critical departments will have to work
More downpour expected today says weather advisory
August 29, 2017
11:00 pm: Thane-Kalyan slow local train resumes service on central line
10:30 pm: Transharbour local train services begin.
10:00 pm: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to remain open tomorrow
9:15 pm: Mumbai local train service begin between Thane to Kalyan on fast line.
9:00 pm: Vehicles coming from Goa and Pune have been advised not to enter Mumbai.
8:46 pm: BMC has cancelled leaves of all employees and has asked them to join back.
200 trees/ branches fell and 70 short circuits have been reported today: BMC Control Room
8:00 pm: 11 trains rescheduled and 7 trains cancelled till 7 pm
7:50 pm: CM Fadnavis instructs suspension of toll collection at all Mumbai entry points and sea link till situation is back to normal
7:26 pm: Tube boat deployed for rescue operations in Mumbai's Dadar which is facing massive water-logging
7:23 pm: Central Railway tweeted that water is receding and asks travellers not to panic. "Remain where you are. We are trying our best."
7:00 pm: Siddhivinayak temple is providing shelter, tea and snacks to people stuck in the area.
6:57 pm: President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted,''Thoughts with families, especially children, in Mumbai & western parts of country hit by heavy downpour. Govt & public agencies taking all steps amid heavy rains. Glad to note voluntary groups & citizens too coming together.''
6:50 pm: Assured Maharashtra CM of all possible help from Centre. NDRF teams have already reached Mumbai for rescue & relief ops, tweets Rajnath Singh
6:49 pm: All educational institutions in Mumbai to remain closed tomorrow, says Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde
6:39 pm: Mumbai local resumes operation between Andheri-Virar-Dahanu road; trains between Churchgate-Andheri still suspended
6:37 pm:Several trains from Mumbai Central, CST rescheduled
6:32 pm: Schools and colleges in Mumbai to remain closed tomorrow
6:30 pm: Bandra-Worli Sea Link, which was closed earlier, has been opened.
6:20 pm: BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sudhir Naik says Wadala has recieved higest rain - 253mm
06:00 pm: PM Modi speaks to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Centre assures all possible support to the Government of Maharashtra in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2017
Urge the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas to stay safe & take all essential precautions in the wake of the heavy rain.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2017
05:51 pm: Western Railway helpline number: 022-23094064
05:50 pm: Central Railway helpline number: 022-22620173
05:40 pm: Head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune told PTI that Mumbai, south Gujarat, Konkan, Goa and west Vidarbha will get extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours.
05:35 pm: Five flood rescue teams, two diving teams ready to held people stranded due to rains.
05:20 pm: Operations at Mumbai 's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport resume
04:35 pm: Operations at Mumbai airport suspended for some time due to low visibility
04:33 pm: Trains service between Churchgate and Andheri suspended again
04:32 pm: Roads have turned into rivers & visibility has also dipped. There is no respite expected in next 24 hrs
04:07 pm: Western Railway fast line services resume from Churchgate
03:53 pm: Congress' Sanjay Nirupam says BMC failed miserably to control situation
03:50 pm: Regional Meteorological Centre issues heavy rainfall warning for next three days in Maharashtra.
03:44 pm: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis takes stock of situation. ''I have talked to BMC disaster management cell and Mumbai police over hotline. Mantralaya staff told to leave early,'' said Fadnavis
03:38 pm: Milan subway & Andheri subway closed due to waterlogging. Traffic is slow at D.N.Nagar and at the BMW Junction, says Mumbai Police
03:34 pm: List of Trains Cancelled:
03:32 pm: Bandra-Worli Sea Link towards South Mumbai has been closed
03:31 pm: Maharashtra CM rushed to the State Disaster Management Control Room as the flood rises in Mumbai
03:30 pm: Air India says most of its flights may be disrupted at Mumbai Airport.
03:20 pm: Maharashtra Government issues orders for all offices to allow employees to leave in wake of heavy rains and IMD Warning
03:14 pm: Mumbai police has asked people to avoid waterfronts around 4.30 pm due to high tide.
03:13 pm: All schools have been closed in Mumbai due to heavy rainfall.
03:12 pm: BMC Dy. Commissioner says, geographical location responsible for this Mumbai Rains
03:11 pm: Fishermen are advised to exercise caution along South Gujarat and North Maharashtra coast
02:55 pm: Meanwhile, People come in support to help stranded people
02:39 pm: Heavy rains in Mumbai continue to paralyze the city. Visuals of water-logging from Worli area
02:38 pm: National Disaster Management Authority issues warning:
High Tide around 4:48 pm along with Heavy Rains expected. Remain indoors as far as possible. Move towards higher places
02:35 pm: Due to water logging, all local trains between Churchgate and Andheri are suspended: DRM Western Railways
02:30 pm: IMD issues a warning of 250 mm rains in next 24 to 48 hrs in Mumbai.
02:28 pm: All BEST buses passing through Dadar Circle, Hindmata, Parel, King Circle, Amar Mahal, Pratiksha Nagar & Kirol, Vidyavihar diverted.
02:25 pm: Mumbai & suburban areas received more than 70 mm rain in past 1 hour & more than 100 mm rain in Mumbai since 8:30 am today: BMC
02:22 pm: Western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, is expected to receive "extremely heavy rainfall" in the next 24 to 48 hours and various government establishments, including airports, have been warned, the MeT department said. The region may receive up to 250 mm rainfall during the period
02:16 pm: Mumbai and suburban areas received more than 70 mm rain in past 1 hour & more than 100 mm rain in Mumbai since 8:30 am today.
02:15 pm: Visuals at Sion Station
02:12 pm: Helpline numbers
CR Control Room: 022-22620173
WR Control Room: 022-23094064,20370564
02:06 pm: Traffic signal not working in Dadar circle area
02:05 pm: Water enters Parel's KEM hospital after heavy rain in Mumbai
02:05 pm: 4 people injured after an iron, frame for posters, fell in VP road area; injured shifted to Saifee hospital
02:04 pm: Local train services b/w Dadar-Dahanu Rd running,though held up b/w Churchgate-Dadar due to water logging at Elphinstone Rd-Dadar #Mumbai
2:03 pm: Meanwhile, Mumbai police on Twitter:
If you are stuck on the road , kindly dial 100 or contact us on Twitter. We will assist you #MumbaiRains— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 29, 2017
02:01 pm: Heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Maharashtra, especially northern Konkan region, said K S Hosalikar, deputy director general, Met department.
01:55 pm: DDGM, KS Hosalikar, Mumbai Region speaking about the weather status of the city said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued for all over Maharashtra, especially Northern Konkan which includes Mumbai."
01:44 pm: Mumbaikars are complaining about the fares of app-based cabs like Ola and Uber which have gone through the roof with even short distance rides being charged close to Rs 1,000 as the demand soars.
01:14 pm: The torrential downpour has also affected flights with many delayed and a few diverted.
01:40 pm: Severe water-logging in Andheri East's Sahar area due to heavy rainfall
01:35 pm: Traffic snarls across south-central #Mumbai due to heavy rain in the region #MumbaiRains
01:33 pm: Visuals of submerged streets in Santacruz West
01:28 pm: Suburban train service has been suspended on main line between Parel and Kurla from 12:30 hours and on Harbour line between Vadala Road-Kurla from 12:20hours, a spokesperson of Central Railways said.
01:37 pm: Mumbai witnessed heavy rains throughout Monday. The IMD's Colaba observatory recorded 151.8 mm rain in 24 hours 8.30 am-8.30am) . A Met official said the heavy rains are due to two weather systems which are currently active in the region.
12.40 am: The next high tide is scheduled for 4.35 pm today
12:00 pm: Mumbai Police have issued a traffic advisory for those travelling on these routes. Due to heavy rainfall, southbound traffic is moving slowly along the Eastern Freeway. Traffic is also slow on Dr B R Ambedkar road, the Western Express Highway, Kherwadi. Avoid these routes if you are in a hurry!