Day 2 of Mumbai rains: Here's what is going on in maximum city
Financial capital of India, Mumbai is reeling under heavy rains that has thrown the normal life out of gear. Here are the latest developments.
* According to officials, five persons have lost their lives in the deluge while many are still missing.
* Melody queen Lata Mangeskar has lauded the efforts by locals and religious places in Mumbai to help people seeking shelters after the city was flooded due to heavy rains.
Kal ki bhaari barsaat mein phanse logo'n ko Mumbaikaro'n ne ek hokar aur sabhi dharmon ke prarthana (cont) https://t.co/fGVjIAAdwp— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) 1504075457000
* Traffic jams on roads and subways at Andheri, Santacruz and Khar continued to cause hardships to motorist.
* Central and western railways have short-terminated, diverted or cancelled a number of trains due to submergence of tracks and signal failure.
* Mumbai Police is offering help if for car breakdowns too. "If your car is out of fuel/stranded #Diall100 or 8454999999 or tweet us for free towing till the nearest fuel pump or garage #mumbairains," the Mumbai police tweeted.
* 25,000 civic staffers reported for work this morning and they have been immediately deployed for various tasks.
* Traffic to many parts of the city was still not restored. While Western Railway services resumed in the night itself Central Services could bestarted only in the morning. Services between Titwala To kasara has still not been able to resume. The first Harbour train between CST To Panvel left only after 9am on Wednesday.
* Many told ET that their near and dear ones are yet to reach home
* Shiv Sena, which rules the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, today complimented the civic body for ensuring that the situation did not "go out of hand".
Putting our Wimbledon,US Open, Aus Open &French Open towels to good use!@Maheshbhupathi #MumbaiRain.Stay safe & in… https://t.co/DbrFEhjsup— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) 1504002916000
* According to State Disaster Management Authority, rains in the megapolis are likely to be lesser today.
* National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert and the Navy too has kept divers and choppers on standby to evacuate people if needed.
Operations are normal at Mumbai Airport as of now: Airport PRO #MumbaiRains— ANI (@ANI) 1504067388000
* Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.
* The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advising people to stay back home unless there is an emergency.
* Train services have commenced from in CST-harbour Iine, CST-Karjat and Kurla to CST.
* Navy opens community kitchens and food counters at various locations in Mumbai to provide relief to rain-affected people
* The world famous 'Mumbai Dabbawala' will not provide services today.
* 5 NDRF team reaches Mumbai from Pune
Indian Navy distributes breakfast to people in Parel area #MumbaiRains https://t.co/WlgppvjywD— ANI (@ANI) 1504063694000
* Light or moderate rainfall is expected today, according to Met Department.
* BEST is operating extra buses from CSMT towards Thane via eastern free way on Routes C8 and C42.
* Local train services have resumed on Western Line.
* Central railway also resumed services in Kurla to Dombivali route.
* Water logging continues on Harbour line. Officials say water is yet to recede from the tracks
* Metro rail services resumed between Versova and Ghatkopar.
* A house collapse due to rain caused the death of three people, including two children.
* Schools and colleges to remain closed due to the rain: Maharashtra government.
* As per IMD, rainfall will continue on Wednesday.
* Air India has waived off all cancellation charges for flights from Mumbai yesterday.
* NDMA issues dos and donts for Mumbaikars
#MumbaiRains : Do not drive through flooded areas. Keep phones charged for #emergency communication.Use SMS. https://t.co/jJw7Cxod0m— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) 1504063801000
* If you get stuck, you can call police on 100 or emergency authorities on 1916.
#MumbaiRains Emergency Number - 1916 https://t.co/31vvSBCfHd— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) 1503996681000
* Three persons, including two children were killed in Mumbai while a 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died in rain-related incidents in Thane yesterday.
* People in Mumbai opened their homes and hearts to strangers yesterday, offering assistance to those stranded in the rains that brought the megapolis to its knees. In many offices, employees stayed back in the night as they could not catch trains and buses for getting home.
* Under fire over the shoddy infrastructure in Mumbai, Shiv Sena which heads the municipal corporation, today sought to blame rain gods for the 'natural calamity' befalling Mumbaikars.
* Meanwhile, heavy rains continued in Marathwada region while rivers in adjoining Raigad district were in full spate.
Day 1 of Mumbai Rains: What Happened Yesterday
* Mumbai & suburban areas received more than 100 mm rain in the morning itself
* Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department.
* Anticipating heavy rains, BMC advised Mumbaikars to stay indoors.
* NDMA also issued an advisory
#MumbaiRains DO NOT DRIVE in Water. If your Vehicle Engine stops do not try to restart.Keep Phones Charged.Use SMS.… https://t.co/NYQZKqBzcR— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) 1503997386000
* Traffic signals stopped working leading to jams
* Local train services, touted as the lifeline of the city, stopped in many routes.
* Incidents of tree and posters falling reported, in which some people got hurt.
* Water entered Parel's KEM hospital after heavy rains
* Waterlogging reported in many parts of the city.
* Industrialist Anand Mahindra described it as a typhoon-like weather.
* "Typhoon-like weather.Cancelling my flight to Delhi for an Indo Australian meeting.Telling my Aussie friends I'm 'Down Under' water in Mumbai," Mahindra tweeted.
CM @Dev_Fadnavis instructs to suspend toll collection at all #Mumbai entry points and sea link till rain situation gets back to normal.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) 1504015184000
*People opened their houses for stranded while Gurudwaras and other institutions offered food and stay for those who got stuck due to waterlogging and jams, according to reports.
*Local trains run through the night for people stranded in rains, as per a news website.