Many passengers remain stranded in Mumbai; IMD predicts heavy rain till August 8

Thousands of passengers continued to remain stranded in Maharashtra's Mumbai and adjoining areas after number of long distance trains got cancelled or rescheduled or diverted following two days of excessive rainfall and waterlogging in the state. 

Many passengers remain stranded in Mumbai; IMD predicts heavy rain till August 8
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Mumbai: Thousands of passengers continued to remain stranded in Maharashtra's Mumbai and adjoining areas after number of long distance trains got cancelled or rescheduled or diverted following two days of excessive rainfall and waterlogging in the state. 

At least 12 trains were cancelled, six were short terminated, two were partially cancelled while one each was diverted and rescheduled at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. The Central Railways confirmed that at least 73 long-distance trains were cancelled or partially cancelled due to excessive rains in the state.

Meanwhile, the Gangapur Dam in Nashik district witnessed a rise in the water level due to incessent downpour in Maharashtra. However, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) succcessfully rescued 115 people stranded in the flood-hit areas in Pune's Baner following heavy showers.

The weather bullitin of the India Meteorological Department (MeT) forcast that Maharashtra would continue to witness incessent rainfall till August 8, with "heavy to extremely heavy rain" predicted in Pune, parts of Vidarbha and Konkan.

Here are the highlights:

05 August 2019
17:03 PM

T/N 22933 Jaipur-Bandra Terminus Superfast Express scheduled to leave on August 5 has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall. 

 

16:56 PM

Due to heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, the following trains of the Western Railways have been diverted:

  • 17038( Hisar-Secunderabad) JCO 04/08/19
  • 16337(Okha-Ernakulam) JCO 05/08/19
  • 19023 (Mumbai Central-Firozpur) JCO 5/8/19
  • 12655 (Ahmedabad-MGR Chennai Central)JCO 5/8/19

 

16:45 PM

Streets and houses in Patil Estate area of Pune continue to remain water-logged following incessent rainfall in the region. 

 

 

15:28 PM

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued 115 people stranded in the flood-hit areas in Pune's Baner following heavy rainfall.

 

 

13:51 PM

Schedule of long-distance trains on Central Railway cancelled or partially cancelled:

Almost all local train services have resumed on all three lines plying in Mumbai.

13:46 PM

At least 73 long-distance trains on Central Railway have been cancelled or partially cancelled due to excessive rains in Maharashtra's Mumbai and other adjoining areas.

11:54 AM

The India Meteorological Department (MeT) has forcast that Maharashtra will continue to experience incessent rainfall till the middle of this week, with "heavy to extremely heavy rain" predicted in Pune, parts of  Vidarbha and Konkan till August 8.

11:25 AM

The highway between Mumbai to Nashik closed from one side of the road after a huge crack developed in the road due to incessant rain occurring in the state. There has been continuous rain in the area. Side of the road from Mumbai to Nashik has been closed down.

11:08 AM

The Central Railways is initiating a shuttle service between Karjat and Panvel areas of Maharashtra in order to allow the commuters to freely travel on harbour or trans-harbour suburban section. 

 

10:51 AM

The water level in Gangapur Dam in Nashik district has witnessed increase following incessent rain in Maharashtra.

 

10:43 AM

Central Railway says, services up to Badlapur station resumes. Train CSMT-BUD departed at 10:17 am.

10:18 AM

Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except from Ambernath to Karjat railway stations. There has been large-scale between Ambernath-Karjat section. CR staff is working round the clock to restore this section as soon as possible, says Central Railway.

09:21 AM

Due to waterlogging in Mumbai Division, T/N 17018 Secunderabad-Rajkot Express JCO to commence on August 5 has been cancelled.

09:18 AM

Following trains of Western Railway will be running on the proper route instead of the diverted path:

19019 (Bandra T-Dehradun) JCO 05-08-19

12217 (KCVL-CDG) JCO 04-08-19

22413 (MAO-NZM)JCO 04-08-19

22476 (CBE-HSR) JCO 03-08-19

16312 (KCVL-SGNR)  JCO 03-08-19

08:31 AM

Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except from Ambernath to Karjat stations and Titwala to Kasara stations.

Services that have been made operational up to Ambernath station are as follows:

CSMT-ABH SPL sch 08:16

KYN-ABH sch 08:30

08:24 AM

Central Railway's suburban services have been made operational up to Titwala railway station, news agency ANI reported.

07:49 AM

List of trains on South Central Railway cancelled due to heavy waterlogging in Mumbai:

 

07:22 AM

Local train services of Central Railway resumes at Kasara railway station.

The schedule is as follows:

CSMT-KSRA CSMT dep 06:55

KYN-TLA sch 07:23

TLA-KYN sch 07:31

AN-CSMT sch 07:35

07:05 AM

Central Railway updates as on Monday at 6 am:

Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except Kalyan to Karjat/Kasara.

07:01 AM

Based on the assessment of evolving situation and prediction of rainfall by IMD, four teams of NDRF airlifted from Vadodara, Gujarat will land in Mumbai and will be deployed in following districts of Maharashtra:

1. One team in Aurangabad
2. One team in Ahmednagar
3. One team in Kolhapur 
4. One team in Ratnagiri

06:58 AM

Thousands of people stranded on Mumbai's Lokmanya tilak terminus due to cancellation of trains.

06:56 AM

Several passengers were stranded at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway station after 12 trains were cancelled, and many others were shortly-terminated, diverted, or rescheduled, following heavy rains in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) distributed refreshment packages to the stranded passengers.

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