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Rain Update : Be Alert

In view of heavy rainfall predicted by the meteorological department in different parts of Mumbai, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been kept on standby.

With cancellation of 30 flights, the operations at Mumbai airport has been affected for the second day. Additionally, 118 flights, including 86 departure, have been running late on Thursday. Due to heavy rains, the tracks on both Central and Western railway lines were submerged forcing the railway authorities to suspend the train operation until water recedes to a safer level.

According to railway officials, on Thursday, the trains may run 10-20 minutes late and some trains may remain cancelled. “Mumbai city and the suburbs are likely to receive extremey heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours”, an IMD release read.Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) here were affected for the second day with cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 getting delayed on Thursday.

As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in several parts of the city and suburbs in the next 48 hours.

“Mumbai most likely to get continuous rains and showers with the possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places in city and suburbs for the next 48 hours,” an IMD release read.
CR Suburban harbour line services restored. Local train towards Andheri left Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 5:22 AM, & local train towards Panvel left CSMT at 6 AM.
Ashish Shelar, tweets: In view of heavy rains today & rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane & Kokan region tommorrow 5 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions.

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