Mumbai bridge collapse: Dabbawallahs suspend tiffin services
The city's dabbawallahs suspended delivery of tiffins for the day in the wake of the bridge collapse at Andheri station on Tuesday. Each dabbawallah handles approximately 90 deliveries.
Special train carries food for stranded passengers at Nallasopara
A food special train, carrying about 2000 food packets, prepared in Base Kitchen, Mumbai Central was run from Mumbai Central to Naigaon for the passengers of stranded trains due to water logging at Nallasopara pic.twitter.com/1ju3G3N1QH— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 10, 2018
Central Railway update:
22943 Pune-Indore Express scheduled departure 1530 hrs on 10.7.2018 is *DIVERTED* via Karjat-Panvel-Kalyan-Igatpuri-Jalgaon/Bhusaval due to waterlogging at Vasai Road. Inconvenience caused is regretted.
Western Railway's update:
About 450 passengers have been rescued by a team of NDRF from 12928 Vadodara Express which is standing between Nallsopara & Virar amidst waterlogging. All passengers have been brought to Nallasopara station. Buses are being arranged to transport them.
Central Railway's train update on Twitter:
Summary till now:— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
Morning peak position:
Transharbour - On time
Harbour - 15-20 minutes late
Main line - 15-20 minutes late
Afternoon position from 12 to 3 pm:
Transharbour - On time
Harbour - 25-30 minutes late
Main line - 30-40 minutes late
Tree falls on two cars on arterial St. Paul's road in Bandra
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NCP leader Ajit Pawar urged the chief minister to direct the Mumbai suburban and city guardian ministers to go back and supervise operations of the disaster management cell. He said as the chief minister is in Nagpur, the local administration has been alert and vigilant. The city experienced heavy rain last week, Pawar said
Currently, there is a high tide (off the coast of Mumbai), he said, adding that suction pumps are functioning at full capacity. The chief minister said an additional 150 pumps have been deployed to drain out rain water from flooded areas. "The state administration is monitoring the situation and keeping a close watch to ensure people do not face any hardship," Fadnavis said.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Navy are on standby. The state disaster management cell is conducting operations on the ground, Fadnavis informed the House. The Palghar district administration is on alert and arrangements are being made to help the affected people, he said
Government closely monitoring situation, says Maharashtra CM
The Maharashtra government is keeping a close watch on the situation in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, especially in Palghar district, following heavy rains, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday. Palghar district has received unprecedented rainfall, he said in the Legislative Assembly in Mumbai
NDRF team evacuates passengers from a stranded train at Nalasopara station
Around 400 people are stranded in Manikpur. NDRF's two teams (1 at Nalasopara and 1 at Manikpur) are doing the rescue operation. Four males, nine females and ten children were rescued by the team at Manikpur
Central Railway Press Release
Rains Update – Trains Cancelled/Diverted
Due to continuous and heavy rains, the following trains have been cancelled/diverted:
22106 Pune-Mumbai Indrayani Express leaving on 10.7.2018
11008 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express leaving on 10.7.2018
11007 Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express leaving on 11.7.2018
22105 Mumbai-Pune Indrayani Express leaving on 11.7.2018
51317/51318 Pune-Karjat-Pune Passenger leaving on 10.7.2018 & 11.7.2018
11026 Pune-Bhusaval Express leaving on 10.7.2018 via Daund-Manmad
11025/11026 Bhusaval-Pune-Bhusaval Express leaving on 11.7.2018 via Manmad-Daund
Trains Diverted due to Water Logging at Vasai Road:
12263 Pune-Hazrat Nizamuddin Duranto Express leaving on 10.7.2018 via Daund-Manmad-Khandwa-Bhopal
19567 Tuticorin-Okha Vivek Express JCO 8.7.2018 (now at Kaman Road) will be diverted via Igatpuri-Manmad-Jalgaon
14805 Yesvantpur-Barmer AC Express JCO 9.7.2018 (departed from Lonavala) will be diverted via Igatpuri-Bhusaval-Khandwa-Bhopal-Ratlam-Berach Jn (Cabin)
Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused
Date: July 10, 2018
This press release is issued by Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.
A policeman helps a couple through waterlogged streets at Hindmata
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Ravindra Bhaker, CPRO Western Railways says suburban services are running normally with 5- 10-min delay between Churchgate to Vasai road
Due to heavy rains, water level has gone up in tracks especially between Virar- Nala Sopara, trains between Vasai road towards Virar suspended for now.However, suburban services are running normally with 5- 10-min delay b/w Churchgate to Vasai road: CPRO Western Railways #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/eVZbXtKQ2u— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2018
Visuals: Water-logging at Kings Circle on Eastern Express Highway due to heavy rains
Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah who plays for Mumbai Indians tweeted asking Mumbai citizens to be safe and lend helping hand to people in distress
#MumbaiRains really lashing down. Mumbaikars, Be safe, stay indoors & lend a helping hand to those in distress.— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 10, 2018
Uneven roads, potholes claims life of 40-year-old mother in Kalyan
Earlier on Saturday, potholes at Shivaji Chowk, Kalyan claimed the life of a 40-year-old mother of four when she was on her way home from school on a bike with another person. She was thrown off the bike when it was stuck in a pothole and soon was ran over by a bus passing by
Lake levels in Mumbai on July 9, 2018, till 6 am
According to sources, two lakes located within the city's jurisdiction – Tulsi and Vihar – contribute only 2 per cent of the water supply, whereas the state government-owned Bhatsa dam supplies 39.5 per cent (5.75 million litres) of the total requirement. However, with only 2.11 million litres of water stored, the dam has not even reached the half mark. The other four lakes — Modak Sagar, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna and Middle Vaitarna — collectively known as the Vaitarna system, contributes largely to city's water requirements. Civic officials said that the catchment areas of these rivers in Thane and Palghar districts have started receiving good rainfall after an almost dry June and they expect the levels to improve soon.
Tulsi Lake Overflows
The only good thing about Monday's downpour was an overflowing Tulsi lake, but Mumbaikars need not be too excited about it. The water stored by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the catchment areas of city's lakes has just reached 38 per cent of the total required stock of 14.47 lakh million litres. Last year, by this time, the civic body had stored almost half of the total quantity. Though Mumbai has started receiving good amounts of rain, the civic officials still have a long way to go in saving up for the city's water requirements.
Trains are running on Central Railway though with caution in some chronic sections such as Sion-Matunga due to very heavy rains. Please don't panic and travel safely. Watch video here
Trains are running on Central Railway though with caution in some chronic sections such as Sion-Matunga due to very heavy rains. Please don't panic and travel safely. pic.twitter.com/pq26XWHkHN— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
Central Railway's suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the heavy rain overnight
"Trains are running normally on Central Railway's all three lines -- main, harbour and trans-harbour," the Central Railway tweeted. It also tweeted to thank its passengers to offer its gratitude. "We received innumerable messages and tweets yesterday from you all bestowing accolades on us that despite heavy torrential rains for the past 72 hrs, we provided uninterrupted services. We thank you all for the faith, confidence and immense support shown by each one of you," it tweeted with a video attachment.
Trains are running on Central Railway though with caution in some chronic sections such as Sion-Matunga due to very heavy rains. Trains are delayed in this section for 15-20 minutes... pic.twitter.com/9AgeEolOxB— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 10, 2018
What IMD is saying...
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday. Amid torrential rain, the Tulsi lake, which supplies water to the people of the city, started overflowing on Monday.
Waterlogging near Gandhi Market in Sion. Watch video by mid-day reader Nikhil Desai
Mumbai's pervasive Dabbawalas, the tiffin careers of the city, have suspended their work today in the entire city. "We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the waterlogging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee-deep water," Mumbai Dabbawalas Association's spokesperson Subhash Talekar said
Heavy rain throughout Monday night, has hit Western local train services in Mumbai, a senior railway official said. However, services between Churchgate and Borivli were not affected and are running normally. "Since last night, over 200 mm rainfall has been recorded which led to waterlogging on railway tracks and considering the passengers' safety, train services have been stopped till the water level on the track recedes," he said