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The Central Railway has announced that several trains have been rescheduled, or cancelled or partially cancelled.
Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway: Due to very heavy rains in Mumbai area, the following trains are rescheduled /cancelled/partially cancelled. pic.twitter.com/DO9YrCAxEd— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
Two die in rain-related incidents
A 45-year-old watchman died after the compound wall of a housing society collapsed on him following heavy rains in suburban Mulund, police said Tuesday.
The incident occurred late night on Monday in Madella Town society in Mulund (west). The watchman, identified as Gambhir Kari Singh, was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead before admission, a police official said.
Mumbai has been witnessing incessant rains since Sunday night.
In another rain-related incident, a 22-year-old man died after he suffered electric shock in the early hours of Tuesday outside his residence in suburban Vile Parle.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gopal Jha, an official added.
DGCA issues air safety circular for airlines in wake of monsoon season
Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an ‘Air Safety Circular’ for airlines in wake of the monsoon season. pic.twitter.com/mh8hxKzebK— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
Mumbai airport’s main runway likely to be operational by Thursday
In more woes for airlines, the main runway of the Mumbai airport is likely to remain closed for flight operations till Thursday as it will take more time to remove the SpiceJet plane that was stuck partially on the runway on Monday, according to officials.
A SpiceJet flight from Jaipur carrying 167 passengers and crew overshot the runway after landing amid heavy rains. The aircraft is stuck partially on the runway and the nearby grass area.
A team of engineers and technicians from Air India has started work to remove the stuck plane with the Disabled Aircraft Recovery Kit (DARK). “A 150-metre long ramp is being prepared to enable push the aircraft out of the grassy area. Air India’s disable aircraft removal kit has been mobilised,” an official of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said.
Current status of long distance trains leaving Mumbai
Information courtesy: Twitter/@Central Railway
Mumbai records second highest rainfall in 45 years
Mumbai recorded the second highest rainfall in the last 45 years causing accidents that claimed the lives of 21 people in a wall collapse in Malad in the city with several areas of the city waterlogged and throwing traffic out of gear.
More rain is predicted between 3 and 5 July with close to 200 mm or more rain expected per day, according to the IMD.
“Second highest rainfall in 45 years. Entire June month’s average rainfall was recorded in just three days in Mumbai,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in a statement to the Maharashtra Assembly, according to a tweet put out by the CMO Maharashtra.
21 dead in Malad wall collapse
According to ANI, 21 people have died so far and 78 injured in the Pimpripada incident where a wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall.
BMC says over 14,000 million litres water pumped out into sea
Six pumping stations of BMC pumped out more than 14,000 million litres of water and discharged it into the sea. The volume is more than combined capacity of Tulsi and Vihar lake.
6 pumping stations of MCGM pumped out more than 14000 Million litres of water and discharged it into the sea which is more than combined capacity of TULSI and VIHAR Lake. #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdate #MumbaiRainsUpdates #MCGMUpdates pic.twitter.com/mxl5EnRpkY— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2019
Regular train services from CSMT to Thane, Mankhurd resumes
Central Railway said on Twitter that the regular up and down train services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Thane/Mankhurd have resumed. Other services on the line have been running since morning.