Mumbai Latest Updates: In a huge relief to Mumbaikars, heavy rains took a break on Wednesday and the slight improvement in the weather allowed the authorities to resume suburban train services in some sections. The road traffic was moving smoothly after four days of heavy rains, which had crippled life in the country’s financial capital. Trains were packed with commuters since morning on Wednesday and the Western Railway (WR) was running its services on some routes with restricted speed as the tracks were still flooded.
The local train services were badly affected on a section of the WR on Tuesday due to inundation of tracks. Though train services resumed on some routes, rail tracks at several stations were still water-logged. The Western Railway also set up Helpline numbers for the convenience of the stranded passengers. At least two persons were also killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra’s Palghar
Here are the Mumbai Latest Updates about the weather in Mumbai, movement of local trains, road and air traffic in the city:-
1. Suburban trains running normally between Churchgate – Bhayander and Virar- Dahanu Road sections. Trains being run towards Churchgate from Virar at 10-kmph in affected section. Down trains going upto Bhayander, informs WR.
2. All mail express trains coming towards Mumbai will halt at Virar, Nalasopara and Vasai. Passengers are allowed to travel in general coaches of these trains, according to DRM WR Mumbai Central.
3. Services of AC local have been suspended until further information, according to WR.
4. A Metro Crane, which broke down at Pushpa Park (South Bound) causing a backlog upto Magathane on Western Express Highway, has been removed.
5. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra however Relief for Mumbaikars as there were no overnight rains in the city.
6. NDRF teams rescued over 2,000 stranded passengers from two trains stuck in rains at Nalasopara on Tuesday.