Mumbai Rains: City to experience heavy showers for next 24-48 hours
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Heavy showers in Mumbai for next 24-48 hours
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall is likely to be heavy to very heavy at a few places, and extremely heavy at one or two places in the city and suburbs. Skymet Weather too, has predicted heavy showers in the city in the next 24 to 48 hours. Heavy downpour from the morning will be replaced by intermittent showers in the afternoon. However, showers would become heavy by evening and there on, predicted the agency.
Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad under red block
Predicting extremely heavy rainfall, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) placed Mumbai city, and Palghar and Raigad districts under the red block. While the temperature will remain cozy and comfortable throughout Monday, the amount of rainfall is likely to remain steady.
A train runs on the Western Railway. Watch Video
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After heavy rains, several big and small rivers, streams and ponds in the tourist hotspots like Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Tansa Forest Sanctuary, Yeoor Hills and other areas in MMR, besides the Vaitarna, Surya and Ulhas Rivers in the MMR, overflowed. Around a dozen tourists trapped near a swollen waterfall in Ratnagiri were rescued by a group of mountaineers and hikers, and some schools in flood-prone areas have declared a precautionary holiday on Monday.
Since the past 72 hours, six people were killed in rain-related incidents in the Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR) in different districts.
More drinking water to the city
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the catchment areas of all the lakes supplying drinking water to the city of 18 million, received good rains, bringing a cheer to the Mumbaikars. In the past 24 hours, Mumbai received an average of 144.3 mm rains, making it one of the wettest spells in the current monsoon, with forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in the entire coastal belt over the next 48 hours till Wednesday, the IMD said.
There was waterlogging for the second day in several low-lying areas like Dadar, Sion, Parel, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Andheri, Malad and Jogeshwari suburbs hitting road traffic and pedestrian movements
Rain Report - Railways
Mumbai's lifeline - the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) were running late by around 15-20 minutes due to waterlogged tracks at various points on the network, causing misery for millions of morning-peak hour commuters. The city was lashed with 144.47 mm of rain, the eastern suburbs got 107.21 mm and the western suburbs received 131.32 mm till 8.30 a.m. It has continued with short spells of break. After the Gokhale Bridge incident in Andheri which left one woman dead, the WR on Sunday announced continued closure of the northern carriageway and the footpaths -- the Kalanagar road overbridge(ROB) - south cantilever portion footpath at Mahim, the old Vasai Road ROB and the skywalk portion at Malad foot overbridge (FOB) as a precautionary measure.
Here's what Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray tweeted on June 8, 2018
Today we have braced ourselves for very heavy rainfall. All emergency & BMC staff is out at work, all our pumps are actively working to pump out water through times of high tide and neap tide. It is predicted that tonight & tomorrow also we would face very heavy rainfall.— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) July 8, 2018
Waterlogging at Borivli
#MumbaiRainsWithMidday Heavy water logging in IC Colony, Borivali (W). Send us your pics and videos using #MumbaiRainsWithMidday and we’ll RT them to help fellow #Mumbaikars! #MumbaiNews #LetsHelpMumbai pic.twitter.com/zKVQSbgJ5T— mid-day (@mid_day) July 9, 2018
With the sea likely to remain rough due to westerly waves, the IMD kept its warning steady for fishermen on the Maharashtra-Goa coast. They have been advised not to venture into coastal areas and the open sea for the next 24 hours
Waterlogging at Andheri subway. Watch Video
Waterlogging and Traffic report from Amitesh Kumar, CP Traffic
Waterlogging of about 1 feet has been reported at King's circle, Sathe Bridge, Suman Nagar, Kurla Kajupada and about half feet at Mulund Sonapur junction. The traffic has been diverted due to waterlogging at Andheri subway. Waterlogging has been reported at Anand Nagar junction on link road, Bahar bridge, Kalanagar bridge and Hindmata junction
The southbound traffic is slow moving due to potholes on Sahar elevated road. The traffic is slow moving at Kherwadi bridge northbound due to potholes.
Waterlogging in the streets of Bhiwandi. Watch video
Mumbai Police Tweet on the Mumbai Rains
No Water logging has been recorded in the past few hours. Traffic running smoothly at Powai-JVLR-Eastern Expressway. No major traffic congestions reported #TrafficUpdate— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 9, 2018
Mumbai Rains: Western Railway Twitter updates
1/2 Due to very heavy rains since last night, water on tracks at Nallasopara. Traffic on UP fast line stopped as water reached 180 mm above rail level. Trains running on other 3 lines at Nallasopara on restricted speed. #WRUpdates @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
2/2 Due to water over 180 mm on Up fast line at Nallasopara, traffic stopped on it, hence there is delay of about 15 mins in suburban trains. Other 3 lines at Nallasopara working with trains running on restricted speed #WRUpdates @drmbct— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
Due to water above 180mm on UP fast line at Nallasopara, Trains 12910,22452,14707,12954,12922,19038,12484,22956,12228,12479,93008,71088 regulated at/beyond Virar. Inconvenience deeply regretted @drmbct #WRUpdates— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
In view of water 180 mm above rail level due to incessant rains, traffic on UP fast line at Nallasopara Station has been stopped resulting in delay of 15-20 mins in local services & regulation of various Mumbai bound trains at/beyond Virar. Caution order working on other 3 lines pic.twitter.com/E7QaALslnm— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 9, 2018
"Moderate to heavy showers will continue. Our models are indicating more rainfall on June 10. The trough is seen from south Gujarat to Kerala. Cyclonic circulation is also seen over north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Thane, Dahanu and south Gujarat. These areas will receive heavy to moderate showers for the next three days, after which the rainfall is expected to reduce," explained Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet Weather. Pic/Datta Kumbhar
Mumbai is set to receive more rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted continuous rain with heavy to very heavy fall in few places and extremely heavy fall in one or two places in the city and suburbs. Skymet Weather too, has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Mumbai, with intense showers on Tuesday. Pic/Datta Kumbhar
Mumbai: Railways adds two more bridges to the 'danger' list
On Sunday, the road overbridge at Ghatkopar and a foot overbridge at Malad, both of which pass over railway lines, were declared dangerous, and shut for use. The railways also dismantled a foot overbridge passing over the harbour line tracks at Tilak Nagar in four hours. mid-day had reported about the Bandra-Mahim and Vasai bridges being similarly shut on July 7 in 'WR closes two bridges for structural examination.' The WR inspected the Malad foot over bridge, located towards the Churchgate side, and said it was unsafe. Pic/Satej Shinde
Mumbai: Portion of building declared dilapidated by BMC crashes in Kurla
Around 2 pm yesterday, the balcony portion of Bhushan Bhavan on New Hall Road collapsed. "We received a call at 2:45pm and rushed two engines there. The debris was cleared and the building evacuated by our officials," said an official from the Mumbai Fire Brigade. "The building was constructed in 1958. Till today, 14 to 15 tenants were residing in the building. The city civil court had issued a stay till the Technical Advisory Committee's (TAC) decision. An undertaking had been taken by court from the occupiers that they will stay at their risk and that the BMC and police will not be held responsible for any untoward incident," said Ajit Kumar Ambi, L ward officer.