Mumbai Rain Chaos: Suburban Train Services Disrupted, Waterlogging Persists

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Mumbai: The relentless monsoon rains continue to batter Mumbai, causing widespread disruption and waterlogging across the city. Here are the key highlights:

  1. Heavy Rainfall Records:
  • Mumbai city experienced an astonishing 300mm of rainfall within six hours from 1 am to 7 am today.
  • Specific areas reported intense downpours: Chakala (278mm), Aarey (259mm), Powai (314mm), Sewri (186mm), and Dharavi (165mm).
  • The lifeline of Mumbai the suburban train services has been severely impacted due to waterlogging in low-lying areas.
  1. Train Services Hit:
  • Central Railway confirmed that several long-distance trains have altered routes, changed timings, or shortened travel routes.
  • Notable affected trains include the 16345 LTT-Thiruvananthapuram Express, 12289 CSMT-Nagpur Duronto Express, and 12145 LTT-Puri SF Express.
  • Morning disruptions between Kalyan and Kasara have been partially restored, albeit at limited speeds, after mudslides and fallen trees blocked tracks.
  1. Temporary Suspension:
  • A Central Railway spokesperson temporarily suspended train services between Kasara and Titwala.
  • Suburban trains, used by over 30 lakh commuters daily, remain crucial for Mumbai and neighboring areas like Thane, Palghar, and Raigad.
  1. Cancelled Trains:
  • Due to waterlogging, several trains were canceled, including:
    • Pune CSMT Sinhagad Express
    • Pune CSMT Deccan Express
    • Pune CSMT Deccan Queen
    • Pune CSMT Intercity Express.
  1. Citywide Waterlogging:
  • The heavy rains have affected not only Mumbai but also districts across Maharashtra, including Thane, Konkan, Pune, and parts of West Maharashtra.
  • Residents grapple with waterlogged streets and disrupted daily life as the city battles the monsoon fury.

Stay tuned for further updates as the monsoon continues to challenge Mumbai’s resilience. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and the BMC has taken necessary measures to mitigate the impact on citizens.