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Mumbai Rains Updates: Heavy Spells of Rain to Continue For Next 2-3 Hours; IAF Launches Ops to Airlift 100 Stranded in Thane

According to CPRO, Central Railway, 700 passengers are on-board the train. NDRF team and Navy chopper are conducting the rescue operation.

Updated: July 27, 2019 9:39 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Mumbai Rains Updates: Heavy Spells of Rain to Continue For Next 2-3 Hours; IAF Launches Ops to Airlift 100 Stranded in Thane

Mumbai: Incessant Rains has again caused trouble for the residents as parts of the city have been flooded and railway tracks have submerged.

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As many as 17 inbound flights were diverted from the Mumbai airport on Friday as the city witnessed heavy downpour on Friday, said the airport authorities.

Ashish Shelar, a BJP MLA from Bandra West, reviewed heavy rainfall situation and asked concerned Headmaster /principal to take the decision for declaring holiday on Saturday, considering local rainfall situation.

According to IMD Colaba and Santa Cruz observatory, the rainfall recorded as on Friday was 24.2 mm and 23 mm respectively. Besides, Mumbai is likely to receive a good amount of rainfall on Saturday as well, predicted the Met Department. Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said yesterday.

Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of meteorology and climate change department in SkyMet Weather, stated, “We are expecting such rain activity to continue till June 27 and the intensity will decrease from July 28. From June 29, we expect a significant decrease in rain activity. Although occasional light to moderate showers will continue, heavy rains or extremely heavy rains are ruled out.”

Live Updates

  • 8:38 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live: Flight operations, at the airport, are normal with a few delays, informed Mumbai International Airports Limited (MIAL) Public Relations Officer (PRO).

  • 8:16 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live: At Kamba, NDRF team rescued 11 people stranded at River winds resort.

  • 7:52 PM IST

  • 7:52 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE : Train No. 17415 Tirupati – Kolhapur CSMT Haripriya Express is cancelled on 28th July, 2019.

  • 7:50 PM IST

  • 6:59 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live: Rescued passengers from Mahalaxmi Express leave for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus via a special train.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live: The Indian Air Force launched a rescue operation to airlift more than 100 people stuck in different areas of Thane district in Maharashtra due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains, an official said.

  • 6:48 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live: Heavy spells of rain and showers to disturb the daily routine life over the Mumbai and Mumbai suburban during next 2-3 hours, predicted Skymet

  • 6:03 PM IST

  • 5:57 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains Live Updates: MoS Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai expressed gratitude to those involved in the Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation. Rai was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “On behalf of the Home Minister, I express my gratitude to Railway officers, Defence officials – especially the Air Force officers, and everyone who helped in rescuing the passengers on-board the train.”

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Published Date: July 27, 2019 6:41 AM IST

Updated Date: July 27, 2019 9:39 PM IST