MUMBAI RAILFALL: FOURTH HIGHEST FIGURE SINCE 1984

 

MUMBAI RAILFALL: FOURTH HIGHEST FIGURE SINCE 1984

Mumbai Heavy  Rains:The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Mumbai and Thane Wednesday, warning of very heavy rains.  The Santacruz observatory listed 286.4mm rain in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am Wednesday, the fourth highest daily figure between 1974 and 2020, according to the weather agency.  Meanwhile, Santacruz reported 286.4millimeter rainfall, Colaba 147.8mm, Thane 119.8mm, Ratnagiri 39.5mm and Dhanu 42.1mm.Transportation services took a hit Wednesday due to the waterlogged streets and paths.  

The Central Railways halted local providers involving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane on the main line, and CSMT to Vasi on Harbour line.  Central Railways Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Shivaji Sutar stated,"Tracks are submerged.  It is unsafe to conduct a local train until water level goes down.  Considering security of commuters, it is determined to close the services till water "  Two long distance trains (02110, 02109) were cancelled and three (05645, 01301, 02534) were rescheduled.Due to this situation, Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has appealed to non-essential small business organizations to remain closed now.  Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh has also asked people to remain indoors.Mumbai is undergoing heavy rain since Tuesday evening.  





The city obtained 273.6millimeter rainfall, categorised as extreme rain, which led to waterlogging in areas like Goregaon and inundated railroad tracks resulting in disruption in regular train services.Services involving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT) and Thane railway station are now suspended as a result of the heavy rains.  Passengers at Sion, Kurla and Chuna Bhatti railroad stations faced difficulties in commuting because of waterlogged railroad tracks.India Meteorological Department has predicted that Mumbai will continue to get heavy rainfall on Wednesday.Several parts of Mumbai are waterlogged after heavy overnight rains.  This has led to traffic snarls along with a disruption in public transportation. 

                         

 The Central Railways stopped neighborhood services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane on the main line, and CSMT to Vasi on Harbour section.   The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus support has also been impacted due to the waterlogged roads.Mumbai's Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal appealed to people to stay inside.  In addition, he asked non-essential companies be stay closed because of IMD's forecast of"heavy to very heavy rains" from the city.According to the IMD, the rainfall received in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am Wednesday was recorded at 286.4millimeters in Santacruz, 147.8mm at Colaba, 119.8mm in Thane, 39.5mm at Ratnagiri and 42.1millimeters at Dhanu.  The weather department said extreme to very intense rainfall would last in town till around noon.As per the BMC's Automatic Weather Stations, from 8 am on September 22 to 8 am on September 23, Mumbai recorded 267.67mm rain.  The western suburbs received 251.48mm while the southern suburbs got 173.22millimeter rain.




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