Commute in Mumbai has come to a grinding halt with heavy rainfall over the past couple of days causing incessant traffic snarls and waterlogging in many parts of the city. The flash floods have also led to the disruption of local trains while many flights have also been delayed due to heavy downpour.
Maharashtra will witness heavy to extreme rainfall between June 6 to 12. In 2005, Mumbai had recorded over 900mm rainfall in a single day.
The areas currently most affected are South Mumbai, the eastern and western suburbs, and areas adjoining Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri and Palghar districts. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the situation is expected to worsen in the coming days. There is a possibility of "very heavy" rainfall in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts on June 8.
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is on the matter, taking steps to ensure as little damage as possible is caused.
Here are all the emergency helpline numbers in case you are stuck in rain.
- Ambulance Service: 102, 23079643
- BMC Disaster Management: 1916, 22694725
- Fire Brigade: 101
- Mumbai: 101 and 22620111, 23076111, 23086181,
- 23074923, 23076112, 23076113, FAX : 23086183
- Thane: 101 and 25391600, 25331600
- Railway Control Room: 2375 9283
- RPF Control Room: 2307 5082
- BEST (Power): 2285 6262/1244
- Reliance Power: 30303030
- MSEB-Bandra: 2647 2131
Here are some of the latest updates on Mumbai rains.
- A 3-year-old boy has died after falling in an open manhole at Cheetah camp in M-East ward.
- Santa Cruz observatory has recorded 37 mm in the last 3 hours, says Skymet.
- Monsoon has reached Goa. It will cross Southern Maharashtra and Konkan coast in the next 24 hours and is expected to reach Mumbai in the next 48 to 72 hours. According to the Met department, the intensity of rains is likely to decrease on June 10. The warning of heavy rainfall issued by BMC for June 8 and 9 is still in place.
- BMC has deployed three National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams armed with equipment to tackle the flood situation. They will be stationed at Parel, Mankhund and Andheri Sports Complex, according to PTI.
As per a release from BMC, a team of Navy personnel has also been deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad, among other places.
- Directions have been given to the control rooms in Mantralaya, divisional commissioner's office, district collectors' offices, municipal corporations and tehsildar offices to work round-the-clock.
- Services of local trains have also been affected on the Central line running 15 to 20 minutes late and 20 to 25 minutes on Western line.
- A Jet Airways London-Mumbai flight, 9W-117 was diverted to Ahmedabad airport due to the heavy rains today. At least nine flights of different airlines were also diverted to other airports on account of congestion at Mumbai and inclement weather conditions.
- As per the forecast, there is a possibility of extreme rainfall in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts tomorrow and on June 8.
- BMC cancels Saturday and Sunday offs of its officers after the Met department issued warnings of heavy rainfall in the next few days.
- Between 12 noon and 1 pm, Bandra received 28 mm rain, while the city as a whole received up to 44 mm rainfall.
- Rainfall recorded between 11 am and 12 pm in Dharavi 20 mm, Kurla 15 mm, Chembur 12 Goregaon 26 mm, Chincholi 25 mm, Malad 18 mm.
Keep watching this space for latest updates.