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Heavy rains forecast; Maharashtra declares public holiday

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Last updated on: July 27, 2005 10:47 IST

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.
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