The Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday on Wednesday as incessant rains continued to lash several parts of the state, bringing life in many areas, including Mumbai, to a standstill.
Here's a snapshot of the havoc that the rains caused in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
- 100 killed, 159 trapped in landslide across Maharashtra. Heavy rains continue; Mumbai remains cut-off.
- Maharashtra govt declares public holiday on Wednesday.
- Heavy to very heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds of speeds up to 40-45 kmph to lash Mumbai in the next 48 hours. (Toll free number for weather information 1600 180 1717)
- Rainfall in Mumbai on Tuesday was 944 millimetres.
- Mumbai-Pune Express Highway closed.
- Railway authorities say: 'Don't know when Mumbai local train services will resume.'
- Mumbai traffic authorities ask people not to venture out of homes or offices.
- Mumbai Disaster Management Plan (External Link)
- Emergency Phone Numbers
Secretary Relief & Rehabilitation: 1070
Emergency Operation Centre: 1077
BMC Control Room: 108
Emergency Helpline: 2269 4727 / 25
Fire Brigade: 101
- Mumbai airport closed till 11 a.m.
- Schools in Mumbai and Thane to be shut for two days
- Reliance Energy launches power restoration operations in Mumbai.
- Warning to fishermen not to venture into the seas.
- Navy called in at 4 a.m. to rescue people stuck in Kurla, a Mumbai suburb.
- Civil Defence authorities and Home Guards also rushed to help people stranded at various points in rain-ravaged Mumbai.
- Milk, bread and vegetable supplies to be affected.
- Jet, Sahara cancels flights; Indian Airlines diverts 6 flights to Mumbai.
- Mumbaikars spend the night out -- either on the roads trying to get home or at their offices.