Incessant rain continued in Mumbai on Wednesday, due to which the roads in low-lying areas were flooded. During this, there was heavy rain in many places, due to which train service was affected. Mumbai Local Train Update service between Umbermali Railway Station and Kasara has been suspended, and train service between Igatpuri and Khardi has also been temporarily suspended.
Mumbai Rain News Today
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a rain warning in many districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. IMD has issued a red alert for five districts of the state even today. A red alert has also been issued for Kolhapur, Pune, Satara, Raigad, and Ratnagiri. Heavy rain has been predicted in Jalna, Beed, Nanded, Latur, Parbhani, Hingoli, Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. Although today, there is an orange alert for Mumbai.
According to the IMD, an ‘Orange Alert’ was issued for Mumbai on Thursday, which shows that heavy to hefty rain may occur at some places. The Mumbai local train service between Umbermali railway station and Kasara was suspended due to heavy rains. Such problems are happening due to waterlogging in the tracks.
Railway service was suspended between Khardi and Igatpuri stations of Central Railway from 10.15 pm onwards due to waterlogging between Umbermali and Kasara stations in Thane district, a railway spokesperson said. Central Railway Chief Spokesperson Shivaji Sutar noted that the timings of Pune-Darbhanga Special and CSMT-Varanasi Special had to be changed in long-distance trains. Kasara received 207 mm (mm) of rain from Tuesday night to Wednesday night, out of which 45 mm came in the last one hour.
Maharashtra | Mumbai local train service between Umbermali railway station and Kasara halted due to heavy rainfall. Train service between Igatpuria and Khardi has been temporarily stopped due to waterlogging on tracks: CPRO, Central Railway
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68.72 mm of rain fell within ten hours
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said Mumbai recorded 68.72 mm of rain in ten hours after 8 am on Wednesday, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 58.75 mm and 58.24 mm of rain. In the afternoon, there was little rain, but in the night, it again intensified. The India Meteorological Department had issued a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai on Wednesday, which shows that heavy to hefty rains may occur here.
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According to BMC officials, ‘IMD has forecast moderate to heavy rains in the city and suburbs. Hefty rain may also occur at some places, and wind speed reaching 45-50 kmph gusting to 60 mph can occur. Mumbai recorded 11.69 mm of rain during the 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 17.95 mm and 13.24 mm, the BMC said. Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Sumit Thakur said, “Despite heavy rains, suburban train services of Western Railway are normal.”
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Rail and bus services affected.
A Central Railway official said that local train services are also running normally on the Central Railway route. Train services on this route have been affected for several days due to heavy rains. A Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) spokesperson said its buses had not been diverted, and the buses are running smoothly. Due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas of Mumbai, the Mithi river has been flooded.
There is a possibility of heavy rain in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg even today. For the last three to four days, almost all parts of the Konkan region have been receiving torrential rains. Water from rivers and streams is flowing on the roads. Some rivers have flooded. Similar showers are expected for the next four days. In many areas of Navi Mumbai, the rainy rivers are in spate.