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Mumbai rains live updates: Navy, NDRF rescue passengers from stranded Mahalaxmi Express – The Hindu

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

According to the IMD, the Santacruz observatory in Mumbai received 219 mm rainfall from 8.30 a.m. on July 26 to 8.30 a.m. on July 27. The Colaba observatory received 90 mm during the 24 hour period.

Here are the live updates:

 

Seven flights were cancelled, while nine flights have be diverted to nearby airports from Mumbai International Airport, a spokesperson has said.

 

NDRF, Navy to rescue stranded passengers

NDRF begins rescuing passengers stranded in Mahalaxmi Express using rubber boats


 

The Maharashtra government has sought the help of NDRF to airlift about 700 passengers aboard Mahalakshmi Express, who are stranded near Vangani village, Badlapur.

According to the Disaster Control Room of Maharashtra, the NDRF has rescued seven people so far.

Eight flood rescue teams from the Navy including three Diving team have been mobilised with rescue material, inflatable boats and life jackets, the Western Naval Command has said.

Trains cancelled, short terminated

Four long distance trains have been cancelled.

  1. 22105/22106 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Indrayani Express (journey commencing date) JCO 27.7.2019
  2. 12298 Pune-Ahmedabad Duranto Express JCO 27.7.2019
  3. 11097 Pune-Ernakulam Express JCO 27.7.2019
  4. 11098 Ernakulam-Pune Express JCO 29.7.2019

The following trains have been short terminated

  1. 51028 Pandharpur-Mumbai Fast Passenger JCO 26.7.2019 short terminated at Pune
  2. 17412 Kolhapur-Mumbai Mahalaxmi Express JCO 26.7.2019 short terminated at Pune and will run as 17411 Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express JCO 26.7.2019 from Pune.
  3. 18519 Visakhapatnam-LTT Express JCO 25.7.2019 short terminated at Pune and will run as 18520 LTT-Visakhapatnam Express JCO 27.7.2019 from Pune
  4. 12116 Solapur-Mumbai Siddheshwar Express JCO 26.7.2019 short terminated at Daund and will run as 11301 Mumbai-KSR Bengaluru Udyan Express JCO 27.7.2019 from Daund.

 

Mahalaxmi Express stranded

Due to incessant rains the the Kolhapur bound Mahalaxmi Express has been stranded between Baldlapur and Vangani. Nearly 2,000 passengers have been stranded in the train for around five hours.

Mr. Brijesh Singh, DGIPR of Maharashtra said that the NDRF team has reached the nearest point and are moving in with six to seven boats. He added that railway officials and RPF has reached and are with passengers.

 

Roads, tracks flooded

Flooded Badlapur area.


 

Heavy rainfall in several areas yet again brought waterlogging, tree collapses and train service disruptions to the city on Friday. Between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, the island city received 61.24 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs 99.11 mm and 77.65 mm respectively.

Very heavy rain between Kurla and Thane and extremely heavy showers beyond Kalyan caused Central Railway (CR) to suspend services between Kalyan and Karjat/ Khopoli as a precautionary measure late in the evening. Services on all other CR corridors running normally.

Modak Sagar lake starts overflowing

The Modak Sagar lake, one of the seven reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, started overflowing since Friday afternoon. Modak Sagar, located in adjoining Thane district on the Vaitarna River, is the third reservoir after the Tulsi and the Tansa to get filled to the brim.

It is the second largest of the lakes supplying water to Mumbai.

Water logging in Shani Nagar at Badlapur west


 

Mumbai rains live updates: Navy, NDRF rescue passengers from stranded Mahalaxmi Express – The Hindu

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