Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar; trains on WR lines affected


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Mumbai Rains, Weather Updates: Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar; trains on WR lines affected

Mumbai Rains, Updates: On Tuesday, several areas were waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended.

Heavy rains continued to lash Maharashtra as several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts were inundated. Talukas of Dahanu, Jawhar and Vikramgad have experienced heavy downpour, while water-logging was witnessed in the Vasai-Virar, and many parts of south Mumbai like Girgaum Chowpatty, Madanpura, Byculla, Hindmata, and Worli. Teams of NDRF have been stationed in the areas, PTI quoted NDRF commandant Rajendra Patil as saying.

Due to very heavy rain and tree branches approaching near track at Churchgate, Mumbai Central and in between Marine Lines and Charni Road, the special suburban trains have been suspended temporarily between Mumbai Central, and Churchgate, Western Railway update said. Trains are being reversed from Mumbai Central Dadar, Bandra and Andheri.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and some other parts of Maharashtra for Wednesday. The red alert was issued for the second consecutive day as rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining districts since Tuesday. The alert was issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts. While the warning for Mumbai is only for Wednesday, that for Thane, Palghar and Nashik is for Wednesday and Thursday.

The intensity of rain is likely to decrease from August 6.

Flash flood: Five-year-old trapped on tree for hours; rescued

A five-year-old girl was rescued after she was left clinging to a tree for over four hours during a flash flood due to heavy rains in Dahanu taluka of Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Wednesday, an official said.

As heavy rains lashed the district on Tuesday night, the girl’s house in Shenshai got flooded, prompting her family to walk to a safer place in the early hours of the day, the district official said. While crossing a bridge along the way, the girl got separated from her parents due to the strong water current and climbed a tree, he said.

The girl remained clinging to a tree branch for over four hours, before being rescued by villagers at around 6 am, the official said. The child was rushed to a hospital, where she is presently undergoing treatment, he added. (PTI)
14:30 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Maharashtra: Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar

Heavy rains continued to lash Maharashtra as several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts were inundated, PTI reported. As per reports from the disaster control room at Palghar, talukas of Dahanu, Jawhar and Vikramgad have experienced heavy downpour, while water-logging was witnessed in the Vasai-Virar region. Teams of NDRF have been stationed at both regions, PTI quoted NDRF commandant Rajendra Patil as saying.

However, no rain-related casualties were reported in the district, it was stated.

Meanwhile, several incidents of tree falling and cases of vehicle damage were reported in different parts of Thane district, said Santosh Kadam, chief of the Thane civic body’s regional disaster management cell.

Heavy rains caused nullahs in Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi cities to swell and flood low-lying areas, he said. Apart from this, a compound wall of a hospital in Thane city’s Owale area collapsed on a house, but no casualties were reported in the incident, Kadam added. (PTI)
14:29 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Maharashtra rains: Movement of trains, buses affected

Train movement on the Western Railway route in Palghar was affected due to heavy rain in the morning. According to railway sources, suburban services were stopped due to water-logging on tracks at Palghar station. However, despite heavy rains in various suburbs, the Western Railways suburban services were running normal between Churchgate and Dahanu Road.

On the central line, there was water-logging on tracks in Sion and Kurla areas and trains were running with some delays, PTI quoted sources.

Central Railway’s chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said their suburban services, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Kasara (Thane), Khopoli (Raigad), Panvel (Navi Mumbai) and Goregaon, were running despite the heavy showers.

Both the Central Railway and Western Railway are operating nearly 350 special train services each daily for those working in essential and emergency services.

Bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the city civic body’s transport wing, were also affected due to water-logging on some roads. (PTI)

 

14:28 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Water logging in some areas of Mumbai

Heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, affecting some local train and bus services due to water-logging on rail tracks and roads, officials said.

Water-logging was reported in low lying areas of Chembur, Parel, Hindmata, Wadala, and other areas of Mumbai. (PTI)
13:49 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Drive ’slow and steady’ during monsoon: Mumbai Police on Twitter

Advising people to drive safely during the monsoon season, Mumbai Police on Wednesday tweeted: "Neither ‘fast’ nor ‘furious’ is the way to go during monsoon. Drive safe. #Slow&Steady."

Drive ’slow and steady’ during monsoon: Mumbai Police on Twitter

Advising people to drive safely during the monsoon season, Mumbai Police on Wednesday tweeted: "Neither ‘fast’ nor ‘furious’ is the way to go during monsoon. Drive safe. #Slow&Steady."

Rainfall recorded at Mumbai, Thane, Palghar

Rainfall received in 12-hours (ending at 5:30 am today)

Dahanu (Palghar) -- 364 mm
Bhayander (Thane) -- 169 mm
Mira Road 159 mm
Thane city, Dombivli and Kalyan -- 120 mm
Mumbai city -- 30 mm
Bandra and Kurla -- 70 mm

Data: IMD
11:39 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Heavy rain lashes Mumbai, Thane and Palghar

Mumbai and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts received heavy rain on Wednesday morning, reported PTI. The weather department has predicted more intense showers during the day.

Mumbai and the suburbs of Bandra and Kurla received rainfall in the range of 30 to 70 mm in the last 12 hours.
09:32 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Normal life disrupted

Normal life disrupted in Mumbai as heavy rainfall triggers water logging at various places in the city. IMD, Mumbai has predicted heavy downpour for today.
21:57 (IST)04 Aug 2020
Mumbai: Boat capsizes off Gorai coast, 11 saved, 2 missing

Two fishermen are missing while 11 were rescued after a boat capsized some 12 kilometres off Gorai beach in north Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The boat, Lucky Stat, with 13 fishermen on board, got caught in heavy rains and capsized, a Gorai police station official said. "Men from another boat in the vicinity jumped in and managed to rescue 11 of the 13 on board Lucky Stat. However, two are still missing and search operations are continuing for them. The vessel has also not been found," he informed.

20:30 (IST)04 Aug 2020
IMD forecasts `extremely heavy’ rainfall in Mumbai, Pune

The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and some other parts of Maharashtra for Wednesday. The red alert was issued for the second consecutive day as rains have been lashing Mumbai and adjoining districts since Tuesday night.

"The red alert of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places has been issued for Wednesday. The probability of it is very likely, which means it could actualise up to 75 per cent," an IMD official said. The alert was issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts, he said. While the warning for Mumbai is only for Wednesday, that for Thane, Palghar and Nashik is for Wednesday and Thursday, the official said. Extremely heavy rainfall is defined as a rainfall above 204.4 mm in 24 hours, he said. --PTI
19:40 (IST)04 Aug 2020
Woman, two children swept away in flooded drain in Mumbai

A 35-year-old woman and her two children were swept away in a swollen nullah after their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in suburban Santacruz here on Tuesday afternoon, an official said. The incident took place at around 11.30 am in Dhobighat locality, where a ground plus one-storey house attached to a nullah collapsed as rains lashed the area, the official from the fire brigade said. A woman and her three children, aged between one to seven years, fell into the flooded nullah and were swept away, he said. --PTI
Mumbai rains, weather today live updates:

On Tuesday, several areas were waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended. However, shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan are operating as of now, Mumbai’s Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed.

While IMD issued an orange alert for Monday, Mumbai witnessed light rainfall on the day. IMD’s santacruz observatory recorded 4mm of rain while the Colaba station recorded 7 mm of rain till 5.30 pm yesterday.

"A low pressure Area has formed over the north Bay of Bengal on today, the 04th August 2020. As a result, the monsoon trough which is presently in the near normal position is likely to become active during the next 2-3 days. Widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely over Konkan & Goa (including Mumbai)during 4th to 5th August" read IMD’s Tuesday bulletin.

Pune, Kolhapur and Satara are also likely to receive heavy showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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