Mumbai Rains updates: Bad Weather affecting millions might end today

Heavy Rains Bring Mumbai To A Standstill

Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds on Tuesday pummelled Mumbai, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the city and satellite towns to their knees.

After seeing such awful conditions in Mumbai, the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi tweeted and said that he has spoken to the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and assured all possible support whenever necessary.

Five more teams of NDRF are enrout to Mumbai as a precautionary measure in addition to Five teams already deployed there. Around 6.30 a.m. the rains triggered a landslide in adjoining Thane district, leading to derailment of 10 coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express but there were no casualties.

Mumbai: Flight operations in Mumbai remain affected for another day as the city is still reeling under the turbulence of incessant rains on Tuesday.

There are fewer people on Mumbai's roads this morning with schools and colleges closed and many staying home.

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Residents of Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums and home to more than a million people, said much of the low-lying area was under water.

Mumbaikars are now relieved of the rain.

Suburban train services on the Central Railway (CR) mainline resumed this morning after remaining suspended for almost 20 hours due to heavy downpour.

KS Hosalikar, DDG IMD, said that light to moderate rainfall is expected in Mumbai on Wednesday. Videos and images from different parts of the city have surfaced on social media. Heavy downpour and strong winds left airport in the financial capital nearly crippled with long delays, forcing airlines to divert many flights to other cities or making aircraft to do go-arounds through the day today. "Passengers travelling to & fro BOM (Bombay) today can get their booking rescheduled/cancelled without any change/cancellation fees", IndiGo said on its Twitter handle late night. So, numerous trains were stopped and also seems that the flights were diverted.

India, Nepal and Bangladesh all suffer frequent flooding during the monsoon rains which begin in June and last till September or October. However, some isolated areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall, it warned.

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