Mumbai, July 2 : The Andheri Subway in Mumbai is closed due to flooding in the area. The main runway at Mumbai airport remains closed on Tuesday and 54 flights diverted while 52 cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to inclement weather.
A SpiceJet flight overshot its mark while landing amid heavy rainfall at around 11.45 pm yesterday.
Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway: One train cancelled & seven short terminated today, due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area.
Western Railway: There’s no disruption on Western Railway. Trains are running normal b/w Churchgate-Virar. Water level has come down on all 4 lines at Nallasopara. Trains are running with some delay due to low visibility in section due to heavy rains&receipt of out station trains
Indian Navy deploys various teams to provide assistance to rain hit and stranded people, in Kurla area following a request by BMC.
The Maharashtra Government has declared public holiday in 3 districts of the state – Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban and Thane district on Tuesday after incessant heavy rains paralysed the metro city. Decision has been taken due to continuous rainfall and IMD warning.
The Central Railway (CR) early on Tuesday suspended suburban train services and services on Western Railway were also hit as Maharashtra government declared a precautionery public holiday for the city, officials said.
In the wake of the extreme heavy rainfall forecast by the IMD, the Government of Maharashtra has declared a public holiday on July 2 as a precautionary measure for Mumbai city and its citizens,” a civic official said
IMD issued a statement, “Clouds observed over north Maharashtra coast including Mumbai. More impact likely over south Gujarat&adjoining areas.Intermittent heavy showers expected in Mumbai today.Extremely heavy rainfall,over 200 mm recorded at many places in city; more towards suburbs in last 24 hours.”
The Maharashtra government said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai
and advised people to avoid stepping out of their homes as the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains.
The heavy rainfall has submerged the roads and rail tracks. Based on further inputs from other agencies, we have taken the decision to keep emergency services operational. We have appealed to the people not to venture out in this situation,” Brijesh Singh, the official spokesperson of the state government, said.
Several parts of Mumbai received around 100 mm rainfall since Monday morning, affecting trains and the road traffic.
Trains will run in CSMT-Andheri – Goregaon section in harbour line. Vashi to Panvel in harbour line. Thane to Vashi and Panvel in trans harbour line. CSMT to Thane Karjat and Khopoli sections,” Sunil Udasi, the chief spokesperson of the Central Railway, said.
He said the Central Railway with help of RPF jawans rescued thousands of passengers stranded in the midnight local trains and served them tea, biscuits and other edible items at stations.
A senior official of the Western Railway said that its suburban services are running between Churchgate and Virar even if the frequency may be less.