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Mumbai rains: Normalcy returns in Financial capital but commuting woes continue

By oneindia staff
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Mumbai, July 03: India's financial capital limped back to normalcy on Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday, subsided.

Over 38 people have died in rain related incidents in Mumbai as six days of incessant downpour paralysed India's financial capital which received second highest July rain over a 24-hour period in 44 years after the 2005 flood on Tuesday. The maximum city came to a standstill as rail, air and road traffic were thrown out of gear.

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Twenty-two people were killed and 78 injured in a wall collapse incident in the northern suburb of Malad in Mumbai following heavy rains as most parts of the city remain waterlogged.

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Since Friday, Mumbai has witnessed three other incidents of wall collapse due to heavy rains. The incessant rains have thrown the city out of gear with traffic and train services being affected. The Met department has predicted heavier showers this week.

The city remained on edge as it received the highest rainfall in a decade, affecting long-distance trains and flights.

Here are the Highlights:

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4:27 PM, 3 Jul
Schools and colleges opened and lakhs of commuters clambered on to overcrowded trains to make a perilous journey to work as the rain subsided and India's Maximum City slowly returned to normalcy on Wednesday.
4:27 PM, 3 Jul
Toll in Maharashtra dam breach reaches 23. Rescue teams recover 11 bodies, the police said.
2:39 PM, 3 Jul
Mumbai is bretahing a sigh of relief as the intensity of rain in the city has decreased. The coty is returning to normalcy with local trains being run on time and traffic also getting back on track.
2:38 PM, 3 Jul
A woman gave birth to a boy on the Dombivli station when she was stuck in the massive crowd. She was going to Mumbai CST from Khadwali where she had to be admitted to Cama Hospital for delivery.
2:38 PM, 3 Jul
News agency ANI quoted Maharashtra CMO sources as saying that CM Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Ratnagiri Collector and other officials and took stock of the situation in connection with the Tiware dam incident. The CM expressed grief over the loss of lives and has ordered an inquiry into the mishap. A special investigation team will be constituted to probe the matter. The CM has also asked minister Girish Mahajan to visit the site.
12:32 PM, 3 Jul
The number of people confirmed dead after a wall collapsed in Malad has risen to 24.
12:32 PM, 3 Jul
While the main runway is still closed, the secondary runway in Mumbai airport is being used. Apart from flight cancellations, other operations are running normally.
12:28 PM, 3 Jul
Two waiters in Kashimira in Thane district were killed when rain water gushed into their hotel and they got electrocuted by a live wire lying there on Tuesday, police said.
12:28 PM, 3 Jul
Flight operations affected at Mumbai airport
11:20 AM, 3 Jul
A cow got stuck in a gutter in Kandivali West area around 6:30 am today; was later rescued by fire brigade team.
11:19 AM, 3 Jul
WATCH: Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached earlier today.
9:33 AM, 3 Jul
6 bodies have been recovered so far after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached. Rescue operations continue.
9:24 AM, 3 Jul
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweets that IMD forecasts say that the city is to receive intermittent showers, with isolated instances of heavy downpour today.
9:23 AM, 3 Jul
Heavy traffic on the north and south-bound arms of the Western Express Highway (WH) in Vile Parle close to the domestic airport terminal junction.
9:22 AM, 3 Jul
Monsoon is likely to move over to Maharashtra’s drought prone regions of Vidarbha, Marathwada. The regions may receive heavy rainfall.
9:22 AM, 3 Jul
IMD had said yesterday that ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall is expected on July 3 (today) and tomorrow.
9:22 AM, 3 Jul
Both, the central and the western line suburban trains are functional. Central Railway suburban trains will run according to the Sunday schedule.
9:22 AM, 3 Jul
Death toll in the Malad East wall collapse has increased to 22, ANI has reported.
9:22 AM, 3 Jul
Bodies of 2 persons have been recovered by civil administration after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached.
9:21 AM, 3 Jul
High tide of about 4.69 meter expected at around 12:35 pm & low tide of about 1.58 meter expected at 06:34 pm today.
9:21 AM, 3 Jul
Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached causing flood like situation in 7 downstream villages. About 23 people from near the dam are missing. NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot.
12:43 AM, 3 Jul
Mumbai was Tuesday paralysed by incessant rain, which left many parts of the financial capital waterlogged and 21 dead in a wall collapse in the city. Fourteen persons died in rest of Maharashtra in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours, officials said. Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Sunday threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights, cancelled.
12:42 AM, 3 Jul
Mumbai was on Tuesday paralysed by incessant rain, which left many parts of the financial capital waterlogged and 21 dead in a wall collapse in the city. Fourteen persons died in rest of Maharashtra in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours, officials said. Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Sunday threw rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights, cancelled.
12:24 AM, 3 Jul
Mumbai update:
9:14 PM, 2 Jul
A court in Pune on Tuesday extended till July 6 the police custody of two builders arrested in connection with the wall collapse incident in Kondhwa area in which 15 labourers were killed. Vipul Agarwal and Vivek Agarwal were arrested on Saturday after a portion of a 22-foot-high compound wall of a housing society collapsed on adjoining shanties of construction workers following heavy rains.
8:58 PM, 2 Jul
Around 70 domestic arrivals and 81 domestic departures at Mumbai airport have been cancelled.
7:09 PM, 2 Jul
Railways' statement:
6:04 PM, 2 Jul
Assuring that he would ask the civic body to frame a "time-bound" policy for cleaning of drains, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reportedly blames encroachment along and over the channels and rivers which carry floodwaters out to the sea for waterlogging in the city.
6:01 PM, 2 Jul
NCP leader Dhananjay Munde criticised the ruling Shiv Sena-BJP over water logging in Mumbai and demanded structural audits of roads, bridges and buildings in Mumbai following the wall collapse incidents.
5:46 PM, 2 Jul
A Kokata bound Spicejet aircraft veers off the runway at Pune airport due to heavy rain. All passengers safe.
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