Mumbai rains live updates: Incessant rains over the last week have flooded Mumbai with the Indian Meteorological Department warning of heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai for the next 24 hours. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde asked schools to remain shut Tuesday in a statement. NDRF has initiated evacuation of nearly 400 salt pan workers and their families from Palghar district’s Manickpur village.
Train services along the lines of Western Railway have also been affected, as Nalasopara station is flooded which has disrupted services between Vasai-Virar stations. Western Railway trains have been delayed and AC trains services have been suspended Tuesday. Normal life in Mumbai came to a standstill on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the maximum city. The downpour caused traffic snarls and people were seen walking through knee-deep water. Many were either cancelled or running late. Stay with us for the latest updates.
1. Mankhurd subway closed due to waterlogging. Power supply hit for the past 4 hours in Maharashtra Nagar.
2. Body of a man who died of heart attack being taken in boat as ambulance could not reach Vasai
3. Suburban trains services between Vasai and Virar near Mumbai have been suspended due to accumulation of rain water on the rail tracks, Western Railways said. Local train services between south Mumbai’s busy Churchgate station and Vasai are delayed.
4. Western Railways shared a photo of rail tracks in Nallasopara on the outskirts of Mumbai where the tracks seemed to be completely submerged in water. The water levels near the tracks rose to 460 mm, the railways said.The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express has been stopped at Nallasopara station with the power supply in the train cut off as a precautionary step.
5. A railways official said that services between Churchgate and Borivili are normal. The Central Railway’s suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the heavy rain overnight.
6. School principals in Mumbai have been asked to assess the situation in their areas and take a call on closure of schools, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde tweeted.
7. “We did not collect the tiffins today, because of the water-logging across the city. Our people find hard to wade through their cycle in knee-deep water,” Mumbai Dabbawalas Association’s spokesperson Subhash Talekar said.
8. A green corridor was created for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to reach Vasai to rescue residents stranded in their homes. The NDRF team is headed to Vasai with boats.
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