Mumbai Rains: Citizens struggle with heavy downpour, Railways tackle floods

Jul 10, 2018, 16:00 IST
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    Torrential rain continued to lash the metropolis and its neighbouring areas for the second day today, disrupting railway services and badly affecting normal life. Owing to heavy rain over the night, suburban services of the Western Railway in Mumbai were stopped on Tuesday morning. An official from Western Railway said that services between Churchgate and Borivili resumed after few hours. All pics/PTI and AFP

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    However, the 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

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    The Western Railway cancelled 50 of the nearly 1,500 suburban services operated by it on weekdays due to flooding on three tracks near Nallasopara station. Only two tracks were operational today. The WR deployed high-power pumps to take out water from tracks, but this did not help in avoiding delay in running of trains. Thousands of people could not reach their offices, while many others arrived late. The CR cancelled 37 services, out of the daily 1,700, early in the day because of water-logging on tracks between Sion and Matunga stations. However, the situation improved in the second half of the day as normal local services resumed

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    Mumbai trains did not stop today; they were late, but still operational despite heavy rains. Western Railway GM A.K. Gupta was out on the field inspecting various railway stations. Pic/Rajendra Aklekar Twitter

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    The downpour of 170 mm (recorded in Colaba observatory for the Mumbai city) from 8.30 am yesterday morning till 8.30 am today was the highest in a 24-hour period during the current monsoon season, the Meteorological Department's Deputy Director General, K S Hosalikar, said. All pics/PTI

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    From 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, the Colaba observatory recorded a rainfall of 104.8 mm. The Santacruz observatory, which records rainfall for suburban Mumbai, reported the downpour of 122 mm during the 24-hour period from 8.30 am yesterday and 75 mm from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

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    According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the metropolis has received 54 percent of its average monsoon season rainfall just in the last 20 days. The rainfall slowed down the pace of the financial capital, which is heavily dependent on local train services. Though the intensity of showers receded as the day progressed, it took longer time for the city traffic to revert to its pace

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    Vehicles on many roads were seen crawling because of the rainfall and low visibility. Potholes added to the already existing woes on road

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    There was heavy water-logging in Mumbai's central areas of Kurla, Sion and Dadar. Also, Mira Road (in adjoining Thane district), Nallasopara and Vasai (in Palghar district) were largely affected due to the heavy showers

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    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 rain and roads were submerged

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    The meteorological department has forecast more heavy rain in Mumbai till tomorrow. The intensity of rains in the city's neighbouring districts of Palghar, Raigad and some parts in the south Konkan region was even more "vigorous" with these areas receiving 200 mm rainfall since Monday

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  • Mumbai Rains: Citizens struggle with heavy downpour, Railways tackle floods

    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

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  • Mumbai Rains: Citizens struggle with heavy downpour, Railways tackle floods

    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

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    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

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    The officials further said that last year by August most of the lakes had started overflowing and BMC had managed to store water for a year. This year too they said the lakes would reach their capacity soon, as Palghar and Thane regions have started receiving heavy rainfall.

     
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    Mumbai's pervasive Dabbawalas, the tiffin careers of the city, have suspended their work today in entire city. "We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water logging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee deep water," Mumbai Dabbawalas Association's spokesperson Subhash Talekar said

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    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

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    In Palghar district, 400 people were stranded and communication to 40 villages was cut off. Defence helicopters also could not take-off for relief and rescue work due to the inclement weather

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    Many government and semi-government establishments curtailed their office hours to allow their employees to leave for home early

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    Schools and colleges were shut in Mumbai, while the Mumbai University said examinations will be rescheduled for students who could not appear for them. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has asked school principals here to decide if institutions need to be kept open. "Instructed Deputy Director to ensure that schools in Thane and Palghar districts remain closed due to the erratic weather conditions. In Mumbai, the principals of schools are instructed to take the call on school closure, gauging the water logging in the adjacent areas," Tawde tweeted

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    Traffic moves along a flooded road during heavy rain showers in Mumbai. Many vehicles were seen partially submerged in water

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    An MNS worker jumps over the pit as others look on, during a protest against the government over the poor condition of roads, near Turbhe in Navi Mumbai

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked people not to believe in rumours doing rounds on the social media, of a cyclone approaching the city

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Heavy rain brought Mumbai and its neighbouring areas to a standstill on Tuesday and Monday, flooding streets and badly affecting life. Here are some images from the city

 

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