Mumbai Rains: Evacuation of slums near Mithi River as heavy showers continue

Updated: Sep 04, 2019, 14:44 IST | Arita Sarkar

Civic officials started evacuating the residents of Kranti Nagar and Bamandaya Pada in Marol at around 11 pm when the water level continued to rise

Mumbai Rains: Evacuation of slums near Mithi River as heavy showers continue
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Over the past two days, the city has received heavy rainfall and this has led to water levels of the Mithi River to rise. Civic officials at L ward started evacuating people living along the banks of Mithi River on Wednesday morning after the water level crossed the danger mark of 3.3 metres.

Civic officials started evacuating the residents of Kranti Nagar and Bamandaya Pada in Marol at around 11 pm when the water level continued to rise. "The high tide starts at 3 pm and the water level is already at 3.6 metres. As a precautionary measure, we've started evacuating people and moving them to empty schools," said Manish Valaniu, assistant municipal commissioner of L ward.

With the help of the police, a team of 17 civic officials have evacuated around 800 people from Bamandaya Pada and around 300 from Kranti Nagar so far. According to India Meteorological Department's data between 8:30 am till 11:30 am, the Colaba observatory recorded 30.4 mm of rainfall while the one at Santa Cruz recorded 121.4 mm.

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    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), incessant rainfall on Wednesday in Mumbai and adjoining districts led to water-logging in several parts of the city

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    According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai, Santacruz received 118 mm rain and Colaba received 122 mm rain in 24 hours till 8.30 am which is heavy rainfall

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    Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar recorded more than 100mm rainfall reading in past 12 hours until 8.30 am on Wednesday leading to floods and waterlogging like conditions

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    Water-logging was reported in the areas near King's Circle railway station, Sion, Byculla, Palghar, Virar, Borivli, BKC, Andheri and Gandhi market. Mumbai police took to twitter requesting citizens to take precautions in wake of heavy rains

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    Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, water started to flood railway tracks at Vasai-Virar thus terminating railway services

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    Central Railway Up and Down fast services got affected due to waterlogging between Sion and Matunga

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    Intense rainfall disrupted not only the railway services but also road causing traffic and commuters stranded in the flooded areas of the city.

    In picture: Matunga west starts to waterlog due to hours of incessant downpour on Wednesday

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    Due to incessant rainfall on Wednesday, waterlogging was reported at Filter pada near Powai post Vihar dam overflow

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    Waterlogging reported at Sion station due to the intense rainfall on Wednesday

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    In the picture, the flooded streets outside Vasai Evershine City

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    In the picture, low lying area at King's Circle waterlogged

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    In the picture, commuters walk through the flooded streets of Nalasopara

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    In the picture, people walk as riders ride through the waterlogged streets in Nalasopara

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    In the picture, a vehicle struggles through the flooded street of Vasai

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    In the picture, a man walks towards Mumbai airport. Due to the waterlogging, many passengers have seen walking to the airport

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    In the picture, streets in Kranti Nagar begin to flood

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    In the picture, waterlogging in Borivali east outside the railway station 

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    In picture: Waterlogging disrupts train services between Mahim-Matunga and people are seen walking towards a nearby station

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    In the picture, a train is stuck at Mahim due to heavy waterlogging

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    In the picture, people wade through waterlogged streets in Ville Parle

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    In the picture, commuters walk through the flooded area in Ville Parle

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    In the picture, a car is submerged in the waterlogged area in Vile Parle

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    In the picture, waterlogging begins in Juhu

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    Western Railway has suspended its services between Churchgate and Andheri and between Vasai and Virar.

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    In picture, a black and yellow taxi braces through waterlogging in Mahim.

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    Children play as severe waterlogging is reported in Reay Road.

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