Mumbai downpour: Here is what is going on in commercial capital of India

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 30 Aug 2017 02:44 PM
New Delhi: The State Disaster Management Authority has said rains in the Mumbai, which came to a
standstill following incessant downpour on Tuesday, are likely to be lesser on Wednesday.

Torrential rains pounded the metropolis throughout the day on Tuesday. The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997.

Here are live updates on Mumbai rains:

  • Man dies after falling into an open manhole on Dadar's Matkar road. Police register case on account of eyewitness (10:57 am)

  • Tree fell on a mini bus in Mumbai's Dadar West; No person was injured (10:50 am)

  • Operations are normal at Mumbai Airport as of now: Airport PRO (10:07 am)

  • Rain starts again in Mumbai

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  • "If you are stuck on the road , kindly dial 100 or contact us on Twitter. We will assist you," tweets Mumbai police

  • Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association

  • Dabbawalas won't operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson

  • Train services resume on Harbour line; Visuals from Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar railway station

  • 3 dead after landslide in Vikhroli's Surya Nagar yesterday

"The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall for today. However, it is likely to be lesser compared to yesterday," a senior SDMA official said.

The official also said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert and the Navy too has kept divers and choppers on standby to evacuate people if needed.

Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.

The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday on Wednesday with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advising people to stay back home unless there is an emergency.

(With inputs from agencies)