Mumbai Rains: From diverted BEST bus routes and traffic snarls to local train status - Check latest updates

An orange alert for Mumbai and Thane is in place till Thursday while a red alert has been issued for Palghar and Raigad for the same period, indicating extremely heavy rainfall

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 06:01 PM IST
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Mumbai is receiving intense downpour accompanied by gusty winds amid the orange alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for the city and its suburbs. Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai and its suburbs and also flooded many parts of the city within a couple of hours.

An orange alert for Mumbai and Thane is in place till Thursday while a red alert has been issued for Palghar and Raigad for the same period, indicating extremely heavy rainfall.

Waterlogging:

Waterlogging in Dadar East after heavy downpour.

Mumbai’s Dadar East city continues to reel under severe waterlogging due to heavy rainfall.

Several parts of Mumbai have been affected by waterlogging, including the Andheri subway and Bhoiwada, leading to traffic snarls in the city. Hindamata junction in the city's Southbound has reported 0.5 feet of water being logged.

IMD update:

Forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has continued with the "Orange alert" for Mumbai and Thane. According to the weather agency's prediction, the orange alert for Mumbai and Thane is till Wednesday, July 13.

According to a report in the Times of India, the IMD also issued a "red alert" for Palghar and Raigad on July 11, in wake of extremely heavy rainfall.

Local trains update:

Mumbai Local Train Services Run Smoothly Despite Heavy Rain. For the latest updates click here click here.

Earlier Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Western Railway, said that WR had ensured that all works are completed in time to ensure smooth and disruption-free services during the monsoons.

Traffic update:

Traffic was slow at Paresh Park Market in Vikhroli, a bus depot near Santacruz railway station, Dadar TT, Wadala Shakkar Panchayat, near the Fatima High School in Ghatkopar, Sonapur Junction and Khar railway junction due to water accumulation.

After the IMD forecast intense to the very intense spell of rain in Mumbai Wednesday, the traffic police appealed to motorists to travel cautiously even as waterlogging and traffic snarls were reported in several areas of the city.

“As per the IMD forecast, intense to very intense spells of rain are likely to occur at isolated places in Mumbai in the next 3-4 hours. We request Mumbaikar to travel cautiously and #Dial100 or tweet to us for any further help or guidance,” tweeted the Mumbai traffic police.

Heavy traffic jam due to landslide on Mumbai to Gujarat lane of Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway near Khaniwade toll Naka in Palghar.

BEST update:

10 BEST buses broke down across Mumbai. Eight were attended to, repaired and are back on road: Officials

At Sion Road No. 24 -341, 411, 22, 25, and 312 have been diverted Via Sion Road No. 3.

For latest updates click here.

Vasai landslide:

A man was killed and two of his family members were injured on Wednesday after a landslide in Vasai town of Maharashtra's Palghar district following heavy rains, officials said.

The search was on for another family member and efforts were on to find out if more persons were trapped in the debris, they said.

A local fireman and a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.

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