28 July 2019, 19:36 PM
All the passengers who were rescued from Mahalaxmi Express on Saturday have been brought to Kolhapur via 19-coach special train, news agency ANI reported.
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2019
28 July 2019, 13:49 PM
Due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging on Mumbai Division of Central Railway, five trains have been cancelled and 6 have been diverted: Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway.
28 July 2019, 13:09 PM
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has praised the NDRF, Navy, Army, Railways and the state administration for successfully rescuing 700 passengers from the Mahalaxmi Express, which was stuck due to heavy rainfall on Saturday with nearly 2000 passengers onboard.
T 3239 - Congratulations to the NDRF team .. they have successfully rescued 700 passengers from the Mahalaxmi Express .. !! Well done NDRF, Navy, IAF, Railways & State Admin ..THIS IS A BRAVE AND SUCCESSful OPERATION !! filled with pride ..JAI HIND !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 27, 2019
28 July 2019, 13:05 PM
4 teams of NDRF are on standby and alert in Thane as the IMD has predicted rainfall on Sunday.
28 July 2019, 11:56 AM
The National Disaster Response Force and the Western Naval Command rescued all 1,050 passengers stranded on the long-distance Mahalaxmi Express near Badlapur in Thane after the railway tracks were flooded following heavy rainfall. The passengers later left from Kalyan to Kolhapur on a special 19-coach train. Of these, the NDRF rescued 550 passengers.
28 July 2019, 11:53 AM
Weather agency Skymet says there will be a marginal relief from rains during the next 24 hours in Mumbai.
28 July 2019, 09:35 AM
The IMD has predicted that places over Konkan, Goa and Gujarat are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday. The weather forecasting agency also predicted heavy downpour over Madhya Maharashtra and East Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Rajasthan later in the day.
28 July 2019, 08:25 AM
Traffic resumed at Pen-Khopoli highway after police removed fallen trees from the highway. The work was carried out in the night with the help of the JCB machine. Now the traffic is smooth there: Raigad Police.
28 July 2019, 08:21 AM
Central Railways says, ''Kalyan-Thane Up fast line on the main line (11.20 AM to 3.50 PM) and CSMT-Chunabhatti/Bandra Up & Dn harbour lines (11.10 AM to 4.10 PM) is *CANCELLED.*
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 28, 2019
28 July 2019, 08:18 AM
According to Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde, the time for reporting for Round 2 of the `Centralised Admission Process' (CAP) for engineering courses has been extended by two days till July 29 due to the heavy rains.
28 July 2019, 08:16 AM
SpiceJet has informed that ''due to bad weather at Mumbai (BOM), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. The passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://bit.ly/2GB1ork.''
#WeatherUpdate Due to bad weather at Mumbai (BOM), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. The passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://t.co/JQlVDMTsWi
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) July 27, 2019
28 July 2019, 06:57 AM
In view of the incessant rainfall, the Mumbai-Goa national highway in Maharashtra remains shut for traffic since Saturday morning as river Jagbudi of coastal Ratnagiri district is flooded.
28 July 2019, 06:56 AM
The BMC has also issued an emergency helpline number 1916 for disaster response.
28 July 2019, 06:55 AM
BMC has alerted its citizens about the possibility of extremely heavy rainfall on Sunday accompanied by lightning during the day. The civic machinery, including the Disaster Management Cell, has been put on alert: BMC spokesperson.
28 July 2019, 06:54 AM
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that it is prepared for the monsoon onslaught and has asked citizens to be careful.
28 July 2019, 06:40 AM
Intense spells of rain likely to occur in the districts of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad during next few hours, warns IMD.