Mumbai, July 9: Locals trains in Mumbai were delayed due to incessant rains that continued to lash the city. The Mumbai Police on Monday, July 9, issued a travel advisory to the Mumbaikars which said that the visibility is likely to stay “poor”. The advisory further asked people to ride and drive with care. In view of the incessant rains, Maharashtra Education Minister declared a holiday in all schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region Schools and colleges. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: High Tide of 4.67 Meters Expected at 1:03 PM Today; Downpour Warning in Saurashtra-Kutch
Following waterlogging at the railway tracks, heavy duty pumps were used to throw water at Dadar, Matunga Road, Goregaon and other locations. The Western Railways tweeted that “all efforts were being made to run WR suburban services in spite of very heavy and incessant rains”. Also Read - Mumbai Receives Highest Single-day Rain in 5 Years; Powai Lake Overflows, High Tide Hits Colaba
Rail traffic on UP fast line at Nallasopara Station stopped after the water level crossed 180 mm due to incessant rains leading to waterlogged tracks. The waterlogging resulted in trains beyond Virar delaying by 15-20 mins. “Caution order working on other 3 lines,” Western Railways tweeted. Following efforts being taken to pump water out, the rainwater level dropped to 130 mm. Suburban trains have begun its services on these lines. Also Read - Mumbai Witnesses Heavy Rains For Third Consecutive Day, High Tide Expected at Noon
“However,long-distancee trains are being passed from UP slow line ex Virar to Vasai Road in view of Safety,” the tweet further added. “After opening of UP fast line at Nallasopara after bringing down the water level, Mail/Express trains of UP direction are now being worked on it as usual,” it said.
There was waterlogging for the second day in several low-lying areas like Dadar, Sion, Parel, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Andheri, Malad and Jogeshwari suburbs hitting road traffic and pedestrian movements. In the past 24 hours, Mumbai received an average of 144.3 mm rains, making it one of the wettest spells in the current monsoon, with forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in the entire coastal belt over the next 48 hours till Wednesday, the IMD said.
Since the past 72 hours, six people were killed in rain-related incidents in the Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR) in different districts.
Mumbai Local Train Latest Updates:
Local trains, managed by Central Railway, are running on all three line – Central, Harbour and Trans-Harbour. However, on the main line between Kalwa and Thane it moving slowly as a precautionary measure because of very heavy rains and water above 8 inch. Senior officials are stationed at these stations for quick management on spot, Central Railways tweeted.
Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai, 4 services of AC local had to be cancelled after running its first two services today ie 09.07.2018. Now, the services of AC local shall resume from Churchgate as VR 94007 at 14.55 hrs for Virar. Commuters have been asked to plan their travels with caution.
12542 LTT-Gorakhpur Express which was scheduled to depart at 11:10 hours today was rescheduled at 13:30 hours, a delay by 2 hours 20 minutes).
More Rains in Following Days
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a fresh warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining districts. Heavy rains are expected in districts of Thane, Palghar and Mumbai till July 11, which may lead to adverse weather and traffic conditions. Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg will witness extremely heavy rain at isolated places.