Live updates: Rains cripple life in Mumbai; several trains cancelled, short-terminated

Authorities like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Police have also issued warnings for Mumbaikars in the wake of IMD alert.


Mumbai continues to reel under incessant rainfall, with the weather department forecasting heavier shower in the city on Wednesday. Authorities like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Police have also issued warnings for Mumbaikars in the wake of the alert. With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting more rains in the Maharashtra capital, schools in the city have been asked to remain closed on Wednesday.

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Here are the live updates:

04 September 2019
21:58 PM

BEST operating extra buses to clear stranded passengers at major Railway stations such as CSMT, Churchgate, Andheri, Sion, Kurla, Mulund, Bandra, Dadar, Ghatkopar and Vikhroli.

21:56 PM

Western Railway train services resume, Central Railways trains from Ghatkopar also running. BEST has arranged shuttle service from Kurla to Vidyavihar.

21:08 PM

Further cancellation and diversion of trains due to waterlogging at Nallasopara following heavy rains: 


21:06 PM

For the convenience of passengers, special passenger train is being run from Vangaon to Surat halting at all stations. 

21:06 PM
20:14 PM

Amount of rainfall received in Mumbai till 4 PM:

Andheri (West): 214.35 mm
Andheri (East): 200.17 mm
Maroli: 183.38 mm
Vile Parle: 182.87 mm
Kandivali: 170.67 mm
Raigarh: 300 mm

Trains of Western Railway cancelled due to rains:

• 12925 Paschim Express
• 12216 Delhi Garibrath
• 22949 Bandra T. Delhi Exp
• 22917 Haridwar Exp
• 14708 Ranakpur Exp.


20:12 PM

Mumbai and its adjoining areas are expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. Thane and Palghar are also expected to receive heavy rainfall. Fishermen have been advised to not venture into the sea.

20:11 PM

Nearly all railway stations, including Churchgate, Bandra, Dadar, Andheri, Ghatkopar and CST are crowded with passengers.

20:10 PM

The intensity of rains has decreased in Mumbai but railway tracks in Mahim and Matunga stations are still submerged under water.

18:59 PM

More trains rescheduled due to heavy rains:

18:35 PM

All trains services between Mumbai and Gujarat stopped due to heavy rains.

17:53 PM

In view of heavy water logging on tracks at various locations in Mumbai, out station WR trains leaving Mumbai from 6 pm to midnight on September 4 will be put back by about two hours.

17:53 PM

Provision of space for emergency accommodation for stranded long distance passengers has been made through NDRF at various locations at Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Bandra, Vile Parle, Santacruz, Goregaon and Andheri.

17:26 PM

"All up and down slow locals from Churchgate to Andheri are suspended due to waterlogging at DDR. Up and Dn through locals (fast) from Churchgate to Vasai are running," tweeted Western Railway.

17:10 PM

"Dear Mumbaikars, The IMD authorities have indicated extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai in next 24 hrs. Request to stay indoors and not to venture outside unless absolutely necessary. #Dial100 in case of an emergency. Take care Mumbai," tweets Mumbai Police. 

16:37 PM

Several long distance trains from Mumbai cancelled due to heavy rains:


16:32 PM
16:31 PM

Train No. 12925 (BDTS-ASR) JCO 04.09.2019 will be short-terminated at Andheri due to water logging at Nallasopara following very heavy rains in Mumbai area. 

16:27 PM

Following trains have been cancelled: 

1)14708 BDTS-BKN

2) 22917 BDTS-HW 

3) 22949 BDTS-DE

4) 12216 BDTS-DEE

5) 12939 PUNE-JP

6) 12940 JP-PUNE JCO 07.09.2019. 

7)19311 PUNE–INDB 

8)59440 VAPI-VR 59037 VR-ST will run EX Valsad to Surat 

16:24 PM

Railways distribute snacks to passengers in Kutch express at Virar. "About 150 snacks packets distributed to passengers in Kutch express at Virar by Kutchi Jain Sanstha with shelter arrangement in Sambhavnath Jain Temple, Virar as the train was regulated due to water logging at Nallasopara following very heavy rains," tweets Western Railway.

15:42 PM

12951 Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and 12953 Mumbai-Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express has been rescheduled and will depart from Mumbai Central one hour late. 

"In view of water logging on tracks at Nallasopara-Virar, 12951 Rajdhani Express & 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express will be rescheduled & will depart from Mumbai Central one hour later than their scheduled departure," tweeted Western Railway.

15:35 PM

Trains services stopped between Churchgate to Andheri due to water logging in Mahim area. One train is running between Andheri to Vasai. 

15:34 PM

According to Skymet Weather, Santa Cruz has recorded 121 mm of rainfall in the last three hours. Overall, Mumbai has managed to receive 403 mm of rains in four days against its monthly average of 341 mm in September. 

15:33 PM

12479  Jodhpur- Bandra Terminus JCO  is short-terminated at Virar and empty rake will be moved to Surat. From Surat, it will run as train no. 12480 from at 17.20 hrs.

15:28 PM

The residents around Mithi River evacuated temporarily to BMC shelter. 

"The residents around Mithi River have been evacuated temporarily  to a safer BMC shelter. We are grateful for the @NDRFHQ and @indiannavy for always standing by the MCGM staff in relief and rescue operations #MumbaiRain #MCGMUpdates," tweets BMC


15:28 PM

Help desk numbers for stations: 

  1. MMCT 022676 45526,23087299
  2.  Bandra T–02267647594
  3.  Dadar– 02267640784
  4.  Andhei-02267630053,02226832174
  5.  Borivali–02267634146
  6.  Vasai 02267638062
  7. Kelve Road 022 67639063
  8. Palghar 02525 254929
  9. Boisar 022 67639065/66
  10. Dahanu 022 67649510
  11. Vapi 02602462341
  12. Virar 02262639014
15:27 PM

Dahanu Virar Shuttle: 
93010 will be terminated at Saphale.
93012 will be terminated at Boisar.

15:26 PM

Western Railway update:
1) Due to heavy water logging near Mahim & Matunga Road, services are not being run between Churchgate & Andheri till next 2 hrs.

2) Services are running between Andheri & Vasai Road on all 4 lines at certain intervals.

3) Trains between Vasai Road & Virar are not running due to water logging near Nalasopara till further clearance.

15:25 PM

In view of water logging on tracks at Nallasopara - Virar, Western Railways flashed phone numbers of help desk at following stations:
Kelve Road  - 022 67639063
Palghar  - 02525 254929
Boisar   - 022 67639065/66
Dahanu Road  - 022 67649510

15:23 PM

Several trains cancelled due to heavy water logging on tracks at Nallasopara - Virar route. 

Refund Counters have been opened at all reservation offices. 

15:21 PM

Mumbai's Sion Railway Station flooded by rainwater. 

15:17 PM

Western suburban trains running late by one hour.

15:16 PM

Western Railway Suburban update at 14.15 hours: 
Services are running between Churchgate & Vasai Road on both fast lines. Trains on slow lines are not plying due to water-logging near Matunga Road station.

13:31 PM

Western Railway declares that due to incessant rains in Mumbai several long distance trains from the city would remain cancelled on Wednesday, asks passengers to check train status before venturing on journey. The tweet reads, "Following incessant rains in Mumbai area over WR section & water logging on tracks at Nallasopara, many long distance trains of WR leaving Mumbai on 4th Sept, 2019 will be cancelled. Passengers are requested to check train status on or enquiry no. 139"

13:23 PM

The Mumbai unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party defers a keynote address by Union minister Smriti Irani due to incessant rainfall in the city. A new date and time for the event will be declared by the party.

13:12 PM

Due to incessant rainfall and waterlogging along tracks, several trains coming towards Mumbai have been short terminated and reversed.

13:11 PM

"Vasai-Virar area has received about 500 mm rainfall in little more than 36 hrs following very heavy #MumbaiRains. Also, there was flush flooding from nearby areas which resulted in heavy water logging on tracks at Nallasopara. Services are temporarily suspended btwn Vasai-Virar," tweets Western Railway.

13:04 PM

Due to continuous heavy rains and waterlogging, Harbour Line local train services have been stopped between Kurla and Chunabhatti. Trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Andheri/Goregaon are functional.

12:16 PM

With the water level rising in Mithi river, one team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been moved to Bail Bazar in Kurla.

11:56 AM

Amid incessant rains, an orange alert has been issued for Mumbai. 4.38-metre high tide is expected at 3.09 pm on Wednesday.

11:07 AM

On Western Line, train services disrupted along Bhayandar to Virar route. A tweet by Western Railway reads, “Virar - due to point failure since 9.16 hrs on down slow and up fast line, trains being reversed from Vasai road and Bhayander. water logging reported due to heavy rain at Virar.”

11:07 AM

Due to heavy rain and poor visibility, main line suburban trains running 10 to 12 minutes late and Harbour Line trains running 10 minutes late.

11:02 AM

Ganpati pandals in the city have been asked to shut their power line. An appeal in this regard has been made by the authorities to the pandal organisers.

11:00 AM

Traffic snarls being reported in several areas, including Powai, Dadar, Byculla, Nagpada, Hindmata and Sion, due to waterlogging. Heavy traffic also on Western Express Highway and King Circle.

10:59 AM

The alert by Indian Meteorological Department for Mumbai said, “Intermittent rain/shower with very heavy falls at isolated places likely to occur in city and suburbs.”