- Mahalaxmi Express stopped between Badlapur and Wangni station at around 10 pm on Friday night, all passengers were evacuated till 3 pm on Saturday
- 7 Navy and 4 NDRF teams were engaged in the rescue operations; Mumbai received 219 mm of rain from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon, flood-like conditions
Mumbai. Many areas of Maharashtra are receiving heavy rains. Mahalaxmi Express got stuck at around 10 pm on Friday night due to flooding between Badlapur-Wangni, 100 km from Mumbai. It had 900 passengers. After this, the Army and NDRF teams started the rescue operation at around 9 am on Saturday. All the passengers were evacuated till three in the afternoon. NDRF DG SN Pradhan said it included 9 pregnant women. The rescue operation lasted for about eight hours. At the same time, due to heavy rains in Mumbai, many areas became flood-like conditions after waterlogging. Mumbai received 219 mm of rain between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Due to bad weather, people are having difficulty in airlifting. A Defense Ministry spokesman said that the Air Force and Navy helicopters returned to the base only by air survey. On the other hand, the Maharashtra government sought help from the Army and the NDRF to airlift 115 people stranded at a petrol pump and resort in Thane.
7 flights canceled, 9 diverted
According to the public relations officer of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (MIAL) on Saturday morning, 7 flights were canceled, while 9 were diverted. Other flights were delayed by an average of 30 minutes. At the same time, all trains from Kalyan to Karjat were also canceled.
10 cities in the country that received the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours
Rain (in centimeters)
|West Bengal||Diamond harbor||8.2|
( Source- Skymet )
Red Alert for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar Meteorological Department has issued Orange Alert for Raigad, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri during next 24 hours. Red alert has been issued on 26 and 28 July in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar. Winds at a speed of 50-60 kmph are expected in Thane, Raigad and Mumbai in the next four hours. The administration has advised people to stay away from the sea and waterlogged areas. Heavy rains are expected in Rajasthan, Western Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Police instructed to keep distance from the sea
The Mumbai Police said that we request the passengers not to go to the water logged areas. Keep distance from the sea. For any help, call us on 100 numbers. Airport official said – flights have been affected due to reduced visibility due to bad weather.
The whole of Mumbai was submerged in water. On July 26, 2005, over 400 people died in Mumbai due to rain. Airports and seaports, including casual units, were closed for several days. The entire city was submerged in water. 550 crores approximately The property was damaged.