In pics: Heavy rain hits normal life in Mumbai; schools, colleges shut
Mumbai, July 9: Heavy rain continued to lash Mumbai city on Monday, after which several areas faced severe water-logging, traffic was diverted along many routes, and railway services were partially affected.
Heavy rainfall has flooded low-lying areas of Parel, Dharavi, Matunga and King's Circle in Mumbai and towns in the neighbouring Thane district, including Diva, Dombivali, Kalyan and Ambernath.
Mumbai police issue helpline numbers
Mumbai Police issued an advisory for citizens asking them to not venture into sea water. Issuing a helpline number, the authority said please contact lifeguards on beach or contact on 1916 or 101.
Mumbai University announces re-exam for M.Sc.II, IV semester students
Re-exam announced for Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Semester II and IV students who couldn't reach MU of time for exams today. Exams scheduled for the second half to be rescheduled, the University's Spokesperson of Board of Examination and Assessment said.
Highest rainfall of the season in 24 hours: IMD
The Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 170.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours (from 8.30 am yesterday), an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. "It is the highest rainfall of the season so far in 24 hours," IMD Mumbai's deputy director general K S Hosalikar told PTI.
The observatory in suburban Santacruz recorded 122 mm showers during the same period, he said, adding, "The city and its suburban areas received a good spell of showers yesterday. Mumbai got a widespread downpour as the rain intensity escalated to very active."
CCTV footage emerges of woman on bike crushed under bus
A 40-year-old pillion rider was crushed to death by a speeding private bus after she fell off a two-wheeler that hit a pothole during heavy rains in Kalyan of Maharashtra's Thane district on Saturday.
Trains, buses run with delay as Mumbai battles heavy rains
Mira Road (in adjoining Thane district), and Nallasopara and Vasai (in Palghar district) were largely affected due to the heavy showers. Trains under Central Railway were moving slow, but no service was cancelled, an official said.
Western Railway suspended AC train services from 9 am onwards.
However, express and locals from Palghar, Dahanu were moving slowly towards Mumbai.
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses were slightly delayed, but no service was cancelled or suspended, a BEST spokesperson said. The city's neighbouring areas got even more rains, and roads were submerged.
Mumbai school, colleges shut due to heavy rain
Education Minister Vinod Tawde declared a holiday on Monday for all schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region in view of the heavy rainfall.
Waterlogging at many places
Visuals of waterlogging in several low-lying areas such as Dadar, Sion, Parel, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Andheri, Malad and Jogeshwari suburbs were shared on social media.
Water level reaches six inches at Hindmata. Five dewatering pumps are in operation at Hindmata catchment. BMC has opened 4 manholes.
Low visibility at airport
Visibility at the Mumbai airport was "not very good" but flights were operating according to schedule, an MeT official said, adding no warning has been issued for the aviation sector so far.
Travel only if necessary, says traffic police
Traffic police advises Mumbaikars to venture on the roads only if necessary.
Traffic was building on the Western Express way, SV Road and Link Road. Traffic at Dadar, Matunga and Sion was also moving at a slow pace due to waterlogging in Hindmata at Dadar and Gandhi Market area in Kings Circle.
Mumbai and its adjoining areas have been experiencing continuous rains for the last few days. On Sunday, heavy showers caused waterlogging at several areas in the city and a portion of a three-storey building also collapsed in Kurla area.
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