Mumbai’s train services have been disrupted due to heavy rains, causing cancellations and inconvenience to commuters. Roads are closed and schools are closed in Maharashtra due to excessive rains. It is expected to remain cloudy and rainy for the next several days.
The Meteorological Service has predicted severe to very heavy rain and gusty winds over the entire Mumbai city and suburbs during the next day. Mumbai has received an average of 100 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. According to a civic official, the country’s financial hub received an average of 100 mm of rain during the 24 hours ending at 8 am on Thursday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the weather in Mumbai and surrounding areas will continue to be bad for the next few days. For today, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts are under orange alert, while Mumbai is under yellow alert.
मुंबईत सुरु असलेल्या सततच्या पावसाच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिकेची सर्व यंत्रणा मुंबईकरांच्या सेवेसाठी सुसज्ज आहे. कोणतीही आपत्कालीन घटना घडली तर कमीत कमी वेळेत घटनास्थळी पोहोचून मदत व बचावकार्य करण्यासाठी सर्व यंत्रणा 'अलर्ट मोड' वर आहे.#BMC
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 20, 2023
Over 100 suburban trains were canceled for the day on Wednesday due to heavy rains, affecting local train services on various routes in Mumbai and its adjoining districts and causing inconvenience to commuters. Heavy rains on Wednesday led to road closures, train disruptions and holidays in schools not only in Mumbai, but across Maharashtra
Monsoon Rain Live:
Due to a warning for heavy rainfall, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde declared a holiday for all schools on Thursday, July 20, in the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Palghar. In a late-night circular, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that all city schools on Thursday, including those with courses for students in kindergarten through grade twelve, will be closed. On July 20 (Thursday), due to an alert for heavy rain, Palghar Collector Govind Bodke also proclaimed a holiday for all schools and colleges in the district.
Trains running between Mumbai-Pune to remain cancelled today
According to Central Railway spokesperson Dr Shivraj Manaspure, Pune-Mumbai Intercity Express, Pune-CSMT Deccan Express, Pune-CSMT Indrayani Express, CSMT-Pune Sinhagad Express and CSMT-Pune Deccan Queen trains between Mumbai and Pune were canceled on Wednesday and will remain canceled on Thursday as well.
Traffic snarls and Mumbai local update:
According to railway officials, local train services, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, were running normally on both the Central Railway and Western Railway routes. However, other passengers said that the trains were late by 10-15 minutes. According to a representative of Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), there was no route diversion and all bus operations continued as normal. Some routes were diverted yesterday due to water-logging in Sion, Dadar and Matunga.
Yesterday, Mumbai local trains were delayed several times leading to traffic snarls. At 11:05 am, the Central Railway suspended its suburban train services between Badlapur and Ambernath in Thane district as trains from Kalyan to Karjat were unable to run due to water-logging. on-line services