Mumbai Rains HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours — 44 percent of the monthly average rainfall in June (505 mm), according to the IMD. The Met Dept said the city will continue to receive extremely heavy rain spells — more than 200 mm in 24 hours — till June 13. The record for the highest 24-hour spell for the month is 399 mm on June 9, 1991.Here are the updates on Mumbai Rains today:
Mumbai building collapse: Man survives, but loses 9 family members
Rafique Sheikh is too dazed to comprehend whether to thank his luck for surviving after the Mumbai building where he stayed collapsed or to mourn the loss of his wife and eight other family members in the tragedy. Eleven people, including eight children, were killed and seven others injured after two floors of the three-storey building collapsed on a single-storey house in Malwani area late Wednesday night. Sheikh (45), who was staying on rent along with his family members in the ill-fated building, had stepped out to buy milk minutes before it collapsed. When he came back, he found his world turned upside down as nine members of his family, including his wife, brother, sister-in-law and six children from the two families, died in the incident. Another family member received injuries after getting trapped under the debris and was hospitalised, Sheikh told reporters.
Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray visits Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali to meet the people who were injured in building collapse incident in Malad West.
Minister Aaditya Thackeray, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal & Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar also present.
Mumbai: 11, including 8 children, killed, 7 injured in building collapse
Eight children and three adults were killed and seven other people injured after two floors of a three-story building collapsed on an adjoining single-story house in the Malwani area of Mumbai, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place around 11.15 pm on Wednesday at the New Collector Compound on Abdul Hamid Road in the Malwani area, they said. While earlier civic officials said a single-storey house had collapsed, they later said it was a three-story building. According to police, the building was constructed illegally and after the incident, its contractor was being questioned. The second and third floors of the three-story building collapsed on the adjoining single-storey house, said Santosh Dhonde, acting ward officer of the city's P-North ward.
Fifteen NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra in view of heavy rain prediction
Fifteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been positioned in various parts of Maharashtra in view of the prediction of heavy rains in certain parts of the state, the force chief said on Thursday. Four teams have been based in Ratnagiri, two each in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and one in Kurla (east Mumbai suburb), NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet. He said the teams are being pre-deployed or positioned at these locations at the request of the state government that acted in response to the prediction of heavy rains made by the India Metrological Department (IMD). An NDRF team usually has 47 personnel and they are equipped with inflatable boats, wood and pole cutters and basic first aid kits to rescue rains and floods affected victims and launch relief operations.
Heavy rainfall warning: Maha govt requests NDRF to depute 12 teams in five coastal districts
In view of the IMD's warning about heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the Konkan region of Maharashtra between June 11 and 15, the state government on Wednesday requested the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to send 12 teams to five coastal districts. The State Disaster Management Authority of the state government requested the Commandant of the NDRF to depute the teams in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts by June 10 afternoon. The authority sought four NDRF teams in the Ratnagiri district and two teams each in other districts, the official communication to the NDRF, which was shared to media by Palghar district collector Manik Gursal, said. "Collectors of these districts are requested to make all logistical arrangements for the NDRF teams in consonance with the regulations of social distancing and sanitation as issued by the central and the state government," the request letter issued by K Suryakrishnamurty, Under Secretary of the Disaster Management Unit of the state government said.
BMC claim of completing pre-monsoon cleaning work exposed after heavy rains: Shelar
As Mumbai roads and rail tracks got flooded in the first monsoon rains on Wednesday, Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar said the BMC's claim of completing pre-monsoon work stands exposed and alleged massive irregularities in the cleaning of nullahs, culverts, sewers and open drains in Mumbai in the last five years. Shelar said the claim of the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that 104 percent of work of cleaning nullahs, sewers and open drains have been done before the monsoon has been exposed after heavy rains caused water-logging in various parts of the city and flooding on rail tracks. Every year more than Rs 150 crore is allocated for cleaning of nullahs, sewers and open drains in the city, the former minister said. However, an ''unholy nexus between contractors, the ruling party and officers has led to "looting" of Rs 1,000 crore from the civic exchequer in the last five years, he alleged. "We have been demanding proof of silt taken out during the cleaning work, but the authorities have been backing contractors,'' he said.
11, including 8 children, killed, 7 injured in Mumbai house collapse
At least eight children and three adults were killed and seven other people injured after a single-story house collapsed on another structure in the Malwani area of Mumbai, a civic official said on Thursday. The incident took place around 11.15 pm on Wednesday at the New Collector Compound on Abdul Hamid Road in the Malwani area, he said. Fire brigade and other agencies immediately rushed to the spot and started a search and rescue operation, the official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Eight children and three adults died in the incident, he said. Three of the deceased, aged 8, 9 and 13, were identified so far, while the eight other victims were yet to be identified, the BMC official said.
Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours
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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours — 44 percent of the monthly average rainfall in June (505 mm). It said the city will continue to receive extremely heavy rain spells — more than 200 mm in 24 hours — till June 13. The record for the highest 24-hour spell for the month is 399 mm on June 9, 1991.
Mumbai city and suburbs very likely to experience light to moderate spell of rainfall with possibility of occasional intense spells during next 3-4 hours: India Meteorological Department
BMC claim of completing pre-monsoon cleaning work exposed after heavy rains: Shelar
As Mumbai roads and rail tracks got flooded in first monsoon rains on Wednesday, Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar said the BMC's claim of completing pre-monsoon work stands exposed and alleged massive irregularities in cleaning of nullahs, culverts, sewers and open drains in Mumbai in the last five years. Shelar said the claim of the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that 104 percent work of cleaning nullahs, sewers and open drains has been done before the monsoon has been exposed after heavy rains caused water-logging in various parts of the city and flooding on rail tracks.
Despite very heavy rain, traffic on all four lines continued throughout the day. Trains are running at a restricted speed of 25 kmph on down slow line in Matunga Road-Mahim section due to some waterlogging on down slow line in view of safety of train operations: Western Railway
Ensure rains don't impact COVID Hospitals: CM to officials
The chief minister asked authorities to ensure that residents of the coastal belt are not inconvenienced and relief work be started wherever needed. The CM also told them to ensure that rains do not impact COVIID hospitals and also the patients being treated for other ailments. He directed authorities in Mumbai to keep the pumping stations functional to drain out rainwater expeditiously.
IMD issues red alert in Mumbai, Palghar & Thane districts for today and orange alert for the next four days
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray monitors situation via control rooms
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the administration to ensure the accumulated rainwater is drained out at the earliest and transport resumed. Thackeray spoke to the control rooms in Mumbai and collectors of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts as incessant rains led to the inundation of several areas, affecting the normal life.
Train update: CR's mainline between CSMT and Kurla and CSMT Vashi line halted; No impact on Harbour line
There was inundation at several places in the city, including on tracks near Sion and Chunabhatti stations on the Central Railway (CR) route. The local train services were initially suspended on the CR's mainline between CSMT and Kurla from 9.50 am. Later, the train services were suspended between CSMT and Thane (mainline), and between CSMT and Vashi (Harbour line) from 10.20 am, CR's chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said. "Services on the Trans-Harbour line and BSU (Uran) lines are running smoothly. Also, shuttle services from Thane to Karjat/Kasara and Vashi-Panvel are running," he said. There was no disruption on the Western Railway route and its local train services were running normal, WR's chief spokesperson Sumit Thakur said. Water pumps were being operated to clear inundation, he said, adding that drains and culverts were flowing smoothly.
Heavy rains, water-logging mark arrival of monsoon in Mumbai; IMD issues red alert
The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the city and suburbs since early morning, causing water-logging at many places and disrupting local train services. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Mumbai, and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places there during the day. "As per latest satellite observations, Mumbai city and suburbs are very likely to experience moderate to intense spells of rainfall (2-3cm/hr) during next 3-4 hrs. Possibility of thunder lightning at isolated places," the IMD Mumbai said in its forecast at 2.30 pm.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray visits the Disaster Management Cell of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, amid heavy rains in the state capital
Mumbai Police traffic advisory due to waterlogging; check places to avoid
The Mumbai Police in a tweet said, "#WaterLogging Netaji Palkar Chowk, S.V. Road Baherambaug Junction, Sakkar Panchayat Chowk, Neelam Junction, Govandi, Hindamata Junction, Iqbal Kamani Junction, Dharavi Restaurant, Dharavi, Sion Junction, King Circle. Please plan travel likewise.#StaySafeMumbai #MonsoonSafety."
Yellow & Red alert for some Konkan districts; Red alert for Mumbai, says IMD scientist
Yellow & Red alert issued for some districts of Konkan Kinarpatti (coastal strip). Red alert issued for Mumbai today & Yellow alert for next 4 days. Konkan Kinarpatti including Mumbai may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for next 4 days: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai
Heavy rain in Mumbai; 4 subways shut due to inundation
The first rain of this year's monsoon season in Mumbai on Wednesday caused water-logging in various parts of the city, prompting the traffic police to shut four subways and forcing motorists to abandon their vehicles on roads. The city police appealed to Mumbaikars not to step out of their homes unnecessarily and cautioned them against travelling to some of the inundated areas. While there were fewer vehicles on the city roads amid the downpour, motorcyclists and other two-wheeler riders were unable to maneuver their vehicles at some of the flooded places. The traffic police closed Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad subways for motorists due to water-logging at these places.
We are not getting support from the Railways as expected on the issue of clearing railway tracks following rainfall here: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Earlier visuals from the area between Mumbai's Sion railway station & GTB Nagar railway station
IMD issues monsoon advisory for West Coast of India; expects very high rainfall in Konkan in next 4-5 days
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) IMD has issued a monsoon advisory for the Western Coast of India. It also said that the monsoon has seen an on set in Maharashtra and has issued colour alerts in the state. Speaking to CNBC-TV18, RK Jenamani of IMD said, “Monsoon has already arrived over Mumbai. It has even covered further North Maharashtra. The line now passes even up to Balsar i.e. South Gujarat. So, it has covered the entire Konkan and further to the West – something like Malegaon, Nagpur, and further to Andhra Pradesh. We have also West Bengal partly covered and North Eastern states. So, monsoon is in full progress.” Jenamani said that Konkan is under alert due to the formation of low pressure. “Konkan is in alert for next 3-4 days. We have already informed the state government that because the low pressure is forming by June 11, it will further speed up rain. So, Konkan Coast has high chances of getting high rainfall and flooding also,” he said. He further added that Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Konkan will receive very high rainfall in the next 4-5 days.
Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai issues weather warning for the next 5 days, for Maharashtra.
Monsoon reached Mumbai today.
Train services on Harbour Line between CSMT-Vashi suspended; CSMT-Thane services also suspended
Due to heavy rains & waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station, train services on Harbour line b/w CSMT- Vashi suspended from 10.20 am. On Main line due to waterlogging in Sion-Kurla section, services have been suspended from CSMT- Thane from 10.20 am: Central railway CPRO
Maharashtra: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai causes traffic snarls in different parts of the city, visuals from Eastern Express Highway-Chembur
Monsoon arrives in Mumbai; local train services hit after heavy rains
The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the country's financial capital and suburbs since early morning. Local train services from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajTerminus (CSMT) to neighbouring Thane and Vashi in Navi Mumbai were suspended due to water-logging on some railway tracks, officials said. Routes of some BEST buses run the city civic body's transport wing were also diverted, they said. A high tide of over four metres is expected around noon in the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. "It's monsoon arrival in Mumbai today," said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, head of the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai office. "GOOD NEWS. Onset of SW Monsoon declared over Mumbai Thane Palghar today 9th June. Monsoon line today passing frm Valsad(Gujarat), Nagpur in Maharashtra & then Bhadrachalam Tuni..Conditions r favourable for onset of monsoon in remaining parts of Maharashtra in nxt 2,3 days," the IMD's head SID, Climate Research & Services at Pune, K S Hosalikar, tweeted.
Maharashtra: Severe waterlogging at Kings Circle in Mumbai, due to heavy rainfall.
Maharashtra: Railway tracks submerged between Sion railway station & GTB Nagar railway station due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai.
Mumbai Local train services b/w Kurla & CSMT have been halted, as a precautionary measure; services to resume as soon as the water recedes.