Mumbai woke up to heavy rains and waterlogging on Tuesday morning as IMD issued a weather alert asking citizens to remain indoors on August 4 and August 5. BMC has asked all offices to remain shut barring essential services to remain shut. Waterlogging has been reported from several parts of the city.
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Portion of road collapses in Borivali (East)
A portion of road collapsed at Rajendra Nagar, Borivali(E) on Tuesday. However no casualties have been reported.
A view of the road that collapsed in Borivali East
Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo
3 missing, one rescued after falling into drain following house collapse
Four people including two girls fell in the Vakola Nallah in Santacruz East following a house collapse incident due to heavy rains at around 11:30 am on Tuesday. One girl was rescued by Mumbai Police and shifted to VN Desai Hospital, but one female and two girls are still missing, said Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale. Search operation is ongoing. Two fire engines and one ambulance at the spot. MFB has requested presence of NDRF for the search operations..
Bombay HC’s hearings adjourned due to rains
Bombay High Court adjourned its virtual hearings in various cases on Tuesday in view of heavy rains that lashed city overnight and in morning
MeT dept sounds red alert for today, tomorrow in Mumbai
High tide hits Mumbai as heavy rainfall continues to lash the city. The MeT department has sounded a red alert for today & tomorrow for an extremely heavy downpour.
#WATCH High tide hits #Mumbai as heavy rainfall continues to lash the city. The MeT department has sounded a red alert for today & tomorrow for an extremely heavy downpour. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/qrjUKWavdq— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2020
Local train services resume partially on Western Railway
Local train services resume partially on the Western Railway. “Water level at all places has started receding. The first slow train from Churchgate started at 12.05 hrs and the one from Andheri started at 11.40 hrs. Fast lines will also shortly resume after inspection of points,” said Sumit Thakur, chief public relation officer, Western Railway.
Intense rainfall in many parts of Mumbai in next 3 hrs: IMD
Intense to very intense rainfall likely to continue in many parts of Mumbai during the next three hours: India Meteorological DepartmentA ANI
230mm rain in 10hrs, flood-like situation: BMC Commissioner
BMC Commissioner tells news agency ANI that 230 mm rainfall occurred within 10 hours. It’s a flood-like situation. Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of heavy rains, crossing the danger mark. As of now, it is flowing below danger level. The evacuation of people has also been stopped right now
One person electrocuted to death in Thane
One person was electrocuted and died on the spot amid heavy rainfall in Thane. Commuters were stranded at Kalyan station after train services were called off due to water-logging on tracks after incessant rainfall on Tuesday
Local train services suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs
Local train services suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs due to water-logging on rail tracks following heavy overnight rain in the city: Officials
Ops at Mumbai airport affected due to rains
Operations at the Mumbai airport have been affected due to heavy rain. “Between 4 am to 6 am very strong westerly winds lashed Mumbai Airport. Whatever meagre traffic that airport sees these days was affected by the winds and accompanying rains. Three domestic and one International arrivals had to hold for 30 to 40 minutes. Two flights-f Bluedart aviation from Delhi Mumbai first performed go around due bad weather and at 5.15am they diverted to Ahmedabad due strong gusting winds beyond it’s permissible limits for landing. Second flight (IndiGo), from Hamad to Mumbai couldn’t land at on its first attempt at 5 am due strong winds of 30 knots and landed safely on its second attempt after 20 minute,” said a Mumbai airport official.
Holiday for state govt offices in Mumbai, suburban areas today due to rain
Due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and the suburban region and prediction for heavy rainfall by the IMD, holiday has been declared for all state govt offices in the Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban region today : State Disaster Management Cell
Waterlogging in many Mumbai areas
Many areas in Mumbai are experiencing water-logging due to heavy rains including Bhendi Bazar and Vile Parle.
A water-logged road in Mumbai’s Vile Parle, August 4, 2020.
HT Photo / Bhushan Koyande
Water enters houses in Kandivli area
Water has entered houses in Kandivali area following incessant rainfall in Mumbai.
Western Express Highway sees landslide due to heavy rains
Landslides were reported along the Western Express Highway in Kandivali. The Mumbai Fire Brigade said there were no casualties.
Santacruz, Colaba, Mahalaxmi receive record rainfall in last 24 hours
Weather stations at Colaba and Santacruz recorded 252.2mm and 268.6mm rainfall in last 24 hours. IMD considers that more than 204.5mm rain is considered ‘extreme’. Ram Mandir and Mira Road recorded 152mm rainfall, and Mahalaxmi reported rainfall up to 172mm. Most stations in Thane and Navi Mumbai reported more than 150 mm rainfall.
Suburban services stopped at Vadala and Parel: Central Railway
The suburban services at Vadala and Parel harbour and main lines have been halted due to high tide. Central railways said that there are no suburban trains held up between these stations.
Due to high tide resulting in water logging at Vadala and Parel suburban services are suspended on main line & harbour line. No suburban trains are held up in between stations. Down mail/express trains are being rescheduled: Central Railway #MumbaiRain— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2020
BEST diverts its bus routes
The BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) have diverted more than 56 bus routes in the city.
BMC asks offices, establishments to remain closed due to heavy rains
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation asked all offices and establishments, barring essential service, to remain shut due to heavy rains.
Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed to all offices and other establishments to remain shut today, except emergency services, in view of heavy rainfall forecast.— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2020