- A public holiday has been declared in Mumbai on account of heavy rains
- Local train services have been disrupted, with the relevant authorities posting updates on what services and routes are operational
- Road traffic has also been disrupted, with the Mumbai Police posting updates on the situation
Local train services in Mumbai have taken a hit on account of the heavy rains that have brought the city to a standstill over the last 24 hours.
The Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday in three districts - Mumbai city, Mumbai suburban and Thane - while in a disastrous incident, at least 16 people have died and around 40 are injured in Mumbai's Malad area following a wall collapse. The Maharashtra CM has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased.
Officials have also posted an advisory to Mumbaikars to not venture out of their homes, while all schools and colleges have also been shut.
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In the midst of all this, the official social media handles of the railways authorities have been posting constant updates on the status of train operations.
Here are some of the most recent and applicable updates at the time of publishing:
Train services on the key Churchgate - Vasai Road section of the Western Line are running without disruption. North of Vasai Road, on the Vasai Road - Virar section, frequency is at 20-25 minutes. There is some chance of delay.
The following longer-distance trains have been short terminated or reversed, meanwhile:
The Western Railways has posted about its efforts:
The Central Railways, meanwhile, has posted the following updates, with local trains between CSMT to Thane and CSMT to Vashi not running till further notice.
Here is the latest weather forecast posted by the BMC, entailing a 'heavy to very heavy' forecast for 24 hours and a reduced forecast for 48 hours:
Below is also a road traffic update from the Mumbai Police, though the situation is ever-changing: