Rain fury kills 33 in Mumbai, cripples air, rail, street site visitors | India Information

 Rain fury kills 33 in Mumbai, cripples air, rail, road traffic | India News - Times of India

MUMBAI: Torrential rains wreaked havoc within the metropolis on Sunday leaving 32 lifeless and 6 others injured in 5 separate incidents of landslides, electrocutions and a home collapse. The downpour started within the early hours of Sunday and continued by means of the day.
A landslide in Mahul’s Bharat Nagar claimed essentially the most lives with 19 folks reported lifeless until night; rescue operations had been on at time of going to press. In Vikhroli’s Surya Nagar, 10 hutment dwellers had been killed as 5 shanties collapsed after a landslide. Each the Centre and state introduced aid for the households of these killed in landslides in Mahul and Vikhroli.
One particular person was reported lifeless after a home collapse in Bhandup (W). A 26-year outdated man was electrocuted at an Andheri store within the morning and one other 21-year outdated man was electrocuted at Kandivli (E) after he got here into contact with a submerged electrical field. He was attempting to maneuver his belongings to a safer place in the course of the downpour. In the meantime in Nalasopra, a four-year-old boy is feared to have fallen right into a manhole that was left open to empty out rainwater on Sunday.
“Saddened by the lack of lives as a consequence of wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted. He introduced Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s Aid Fund to the subsequent of kin of those that died within the landslides and Rs 50,000 to those that had been injured.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray introduced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia every to the households of the deceased and free remedy for the injured. He requested authorities to make sure that medical amenities proceed unhampered at jumbo Covid centres.
The Mumbai airport was shut for shut to 5 hours early on Sunday morning and a few flights had been diverted to different cities. Highway and rail site visitors was additionally hit. Energy outages had been reported in a number of areas for so long as eight hours. Components of town had been waterlogged with water getting into properties in each the jap and western suburbs. Some components of town didn’t obtain consuming water after flood-water entered the Bhandup water purification complicated and operations had been shut down.
At 1pm on Sunday, the IMD issued a purple alert indicating extraordinarily heavy rains at remoted locations for a 24-hour interval for Mumbai. For the second time in two days, Mumbai noticed intense rain exercise in a single day with as a lot as 200mm of rain being recorded in six hours (11.30am-5.30am) on July 18. In a 24-hour interval ending at 8.30am on Sunday, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory had recorded 235 mm rain and Colaba observatory, 197 mm of rain. The rain recorded by the Santacruz observatory is the second highest for the season with the best being recorded on July 16 (253 mm).
By Sunday morning, Vihar grew to become the second lake this monsoon overflow after Tulsi. Intense rain was recorded over the catchment space lakes supplying water to Mumbai between July 17 and 18 for the primary time this season.
A number of components of town had been waterlogged and continual flooding spots submerged had been until Sunday afternoon. Each the jap and western suburbs reported heavy flooding with water getting into properties in a number of areas, together with Bhandup, Kurla, Nahur, Borivli and Goregaon. The BMC claimed that its pumping stations ejected 4423.50 million litres of water until 9am.
Workplaces and workers quarters of the forest division inside Sanjay Gandhi Nationwide Park had been flooded. 5 households needed to be shifted to the remainder home and roads within the tourism space had been broken.
Energy outages had been witnessed in components of Colaba, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Bandra, Kurla, Malad, Kandivli, Ghatkopar, Sewri. In some locations, the outage lasted for so long as eight hours.
BEST buses had been diverted on 118 routes in Mumbai as a consequence of water logging at 34 areas throughout island metropolis and suburbs, together with Sion, Gandhi market, Hindmata, Andheri, Chembur and Kurla. A number of buses broke down and had been towed to depots.
Trains had been suspended on the suburban part in the course of the early hours and providers had been totally restored at 8.30-9am on Western Railway and at 11am on Central Railway. The tracks at Sion and Chunabhatti had been flooded. Taxis and autos had been additionally fewer in numbers because of waterlogging.
Mumbai airport was closed for flights from 12.42am to five.24am, throughout which 9 flights had been diverted to different airports, stated a Mumbai Worldwide Airport Ltd spokesperson, including that flight operations had been regular in the course of the day. Stated an official from the airport: “Initially the airport was shut to flights as a consequence of heavy rain which led to poor visibility. Later, round 2.30am, the flight suspension needed to proceed as a consequence of waterlogging on the primary runway.”

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