Mumbai Weather: Heavy dust storm in Mumbai. Watch the video of seven people injured after the billboard fell


On 13 May, rain and strong winds affected metro and local train services in Mumbai and neighboring metropolitan areas.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai has issued an “now warning” forecasting thundershowers and moderate to heavy rain over Thane, Palghar and Mumbai.

An IMD official said, “Thundershowers with thundershowers and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph are expected to occur at isolated places over Mumbai in the next 3-4 hours. likely.”

Hoarding collapsed at Ghat Cooper

Metro services between Aarey and Andheri East Metro stations were suspended after the banner fell on the overhead wire due to strong winds, a Metro Rail spokesperson said.

The Patra shed (roof sheet) collapse incident was reported by the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) at 4.30 pm at Police Ground Petrol Pump, Eastern Express Highway, Pantnagar, Ghat Kopar East. BMC officials said that some people are expected to be trapped due to the collapse of the Patra shed. Search and rescue operation is going on. Agencies like MFB, police and 101 ambulance service are mobilized…”

More than 100 people are feared to be trapped after a hoarding collapsed near a petrol pump at Chiddanagar Gymkhana Recreation Centre, Sector 3, Chembur, Mumbai, BMC officials said. MFB reported the incident at 5:55 pm Currently, a total of 35 injured are reported at Rajwadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, their condition is stable.

A metal steel parking lot collapsed in front of a godown at Barkat Ali Naka near Shreeji Tower, Wadala (East) in Mumbai at around 4:22 p.m. The incident was reported by the MFB at 5:50 p.m. The BMC officials “Steel parking lot near Puri Dhat Shreeji Tower collapsed. About 10 vehicles were parked on the nearby road side with one person trapped inside the car. Rescue operation of said trapped person is going on by MFB,” said. We have mobilized MFB, police and 108 ambulance.

Mainline and Harbor Line suburban services are running behind schedule due to sudden rain accompanied by strong winds. Suburban services on the Central Railway were affected after an overhead equipment pole between Thane and Mulund stations bent due to strong winds, an official said.

Suburban services on the main line have been suspended, the chief spokesperson of Central Railway said.

While unseasonal rain provided some relief from the intense heat, power outages were reported in Kalwa and some other areas of Thane district. Apart from this, incidents of falling trees were also reported at some places.

Flight operations suspended

Due to inclement weather and dust storm in the city, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) temporarily suspended flight operations for about 66 minutes due to low visibility and strong winds.

CSMIA said in a statement that operations resumed at 5:03 p.m. During this time the airport saw 15 diversions. CSMIA successfully completed its pre-monsoon runway maintenance last week, ensuring safe and smooth operation of aircraft. Committed to efficiency and passenger safety, the airport is steadfast in prioritizing seamless operations.

Suburbs of Dadar, Kurla, Maham, Ghatkopar, Mulund and Vikhroli received rain with gusty winds, while parts of south Mumbai received drizzle.

Satellite towns of Thane, Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan and Ilhas Nagar also received light rain with gusty winds.

Best services affected

A tree was uprooted at Marathi School, Pantnagar, Ghat Kopar and Hungwala Lane Ghat Kopar (E). Bus routes 117, 174, 14, 15, 172 and 88 have been diverted due to the storm. Bus Route No. 9 from Devendra Chowk will go to GTB station and then proceed along the existing route to Wadala Church via Maheshwari Garden.

(with PTI input)

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