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  India   All India  09 Jun 2018  Monsoon hits Mumbai, heavy rain disrupts flights, trains

Monsoon hits Mumbai, heavy rain disrupts flights, trains

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 9, 2018, 1:29 pm IST
Updated : Jun 9, 2018, 5:40 pm IST

Advisories have been issued across the city to ensure quick response to emergencies and avoid casualties.

Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, streets are water-logged in several parts of the city. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
 Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, streets are water-logged in several parts of the city. (Photo: Debasish Dey)

Mumbai: The metropolis received heavy rainfall on Saturday following the onset of the southwest monsoon, leading to a slight delay in the running of suburban trains.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday declared the onset of the monsoon over Mumbai, the adjoining Thane-Konkan areas, Ahmednagar, Parbhani and other parts of Maharashtra.

 

Predicting a heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city, the Met department has advised people to stay indoors. Fishermen have also been advised against venturing into sea off the Konkan and Goan coast till June 12.

At least 20 domestic flights have been delayed and one has been cancelled and 12 international flights have been delayed while two have been cancelled, NDTVreported.

Suburban trains are also running late, officials said.

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in the suburbs till 8.30 am today," IMD Deputy Director K S Hosalikar said.

Advisories have been issued across the city to ensure quick response to emergencies and avoid casualties.

 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cancelled leaves of all senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners, assistant commissioners and heads of departments. The civic body also said it had taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety of citizens.

Live updates: 

04:35 pm: As heavy rains in city leave streets water-logged, locals from Hindmata area say 'BMC should have cleaned the drains earlier. Since they had not done anything public are facing problems now. Even after paying taxes we are suffering. This happens every year'.

(Photo: Debasish Dey) (Photo: Debasish Dey)

04:33 pm: Meanwhile, Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) said that there are no flight diversions or cancellations. The flights have delayed by 15-20 minutes. 

 

04:11 pm: "We will continue to maintain services even if overall rainfall for the day reaches 200mm by tonight," Chief public relations officer, Central Railway, said.

03:30 pm: Streets water-logged in Mumbai's Andheri area after heavy rain lashed the city. Locals say, 'This has become a routine now. It is next to impossible to travel on the roads. No government has taken any action to solve this persistent problem.'

(Photo: ANI/Twitter) (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

03:10 pm: The southwest monsoon reaches Mumbai on June 9, one day before the anticipated date of June 10. Heavy rainfall is expected till June 11: India Meteorological Department

02:30 pm: Water-logged streets in Mumbai

 

01:35 pm: "We are expecting heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and Konkan region for the next two days. We have issued warnings of heavy rainfall to all agencies and fishermen," said Ajay Kumar, India Meteorological Department

(Photo: ANI/Twitter)(Photo: ANI/Twitter)

12:33 pm: Multiple flights delayed at Mumbai airport.

12:20 pm: "The trains on Central Railways suburban are running with delay of 10-12 minutes. There is no cancellation at present," said CPRO Central Railways

12:15 pm: Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, streets are water-logged in several parts of the city

 

11:28 am: Monsoon arrives in Mumbai. Rain lashes parts of the city

11:15 am: Wall debris fell on railway track early morning on main line (DN slow) heading towards Kalyan and a tree fell in early morning. The local trains on the main line are running with a delay of 10 minutes: Chief public relation officer, Central Railway,Sunil Udasi.

 

11:00 am: IMD declares onset of monsoon over Mumbai, Thane and some more parts of Maharashtra.

Tags: mumbai rains, mumbai monsoon, imd, bmc
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)