Mumbai, Aug 04, 2020: The financial capital of India woke up to heavy rain on Tuesday (August 4) in several parts of the city leading to waterlogging. The weather department has issued a red alert for today and tomorrow for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai.
High tide is also expected at 12:47 pm today. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an alert to all concerned departments and also to citizens to not go near any beach or low lying areas. Tides waves of around 4.51 meters have been predicted due to the heavy rains.
BMC issued suitable warnings and advisories to all coastal security agencies, disaster management department and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). The city corporation has also put on alert fire brigade, pumping stations and operating staff at temporarily installed 299 pumping machines.
The IMD said that extremely heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra on August 4 and August 5. Ratnagiri district is also expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 4, while Paldhar district is expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 5.
Shuttle services are running between Vashi and Panvel and Thane and Kalyan-beyond. No suburban trains are held up in between stations. Dn mail/express trains are being rescheduled. Information will be updated from time to time further.
Western Railways: Due to high tide and heavy rains resulting in water logging at Dadar and Prabhadevi, spl suburban services are being run between Virar-Andheri-Bandra & suspended between Bandra - Churchgate.