Mumbai: Latest updates - Cyclone Tauktae to COVID-19

02:59 PM May 17, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Satav's last rites performed at native place in Hingoli district 

Due to heavy downpour /rain and waterlogging near Masjid station, UP/DN Harbor line services between CSMT- Vadala have stopped from 1.20pm onwards. Trains are running on Mainline, Trans Harbor line, BSU(Uran) line and between Wadala- Panvel on Harbor line.

Visuals from Trombay Jetty

Water-logging at Cadbury Junction, Pedder Road

Cyclone Tauktae: Power cut in Koparkhairane and Panvel

Uddhav Thackeray to hold meeting with state disaster relief force at 3.30 pm today 

NDRF team at Juhu beach

Mumbai Airport operations closure has been extended upto 1600 hours (4 pm)

Mumbai: Water-logging at MV Road, Juhu, opposite Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow Jalsa

One killed and two injured in Raigad due to Cyclone Tauktae. 8,383 people have been shifted to a safer place: Office of District Collector, Raigad 

COVID-19: Over 1.99 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far

Rainfall in Mumbai 

Date: 17.05.2021

Rainfall Recd frm IMD @ 1130hrs:


Colaba- 79.4mm, Santacruz: 44.6mm


Rainfall details frm 1100hrs to 1200hrs.


D Ward -57mm, Worli Fire Stn- 48, G/S Ward Office 41, Byculla Fire Stn- 31, Dadar Fire Stn & Nariman Point Fire -30.


Chincholi Fire Stn-40, Kandivali Fire & Kandivali Work Shop-37, Goregaon-36, Vileparle-33.


Gavanpada Fire Stn & L Ward-12mm

Malad Subway closed for commute. Please use alternate route till further updates.

Cyclone Tauktae: Tree fall incidents, water-logging reported in city, traffic affected

The city reported a number of tree fall, waterlogging incidents on Monday morning as the Cyclone Tauktae reaches the city coast. A tree had fallen on the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, near Matoshree Club on Monday morning due to the strong winds amid Cyclone Tauktae, disrupting the traffic flow. The traffic police, however, rushed to the spot and informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and tree department, who reached the spot.

Nawab Malik on cyclone preparedness 

Shirdi Saibaba Temple detects online fraud in name of God!

The famed Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST), Shirdi has detected an online fraud of soliciting illegal donations from devotees in the name of Saibaba, an official said here on Monday.

Last weekend, the SSST authorities received complaints that some unknown persons were allegedly posing as the temple representatives and asking for donations via social media, providing bank details and other things, said the trust's CEO Kanhuraj Bagate.

COVID-19 vaccine poster: NCP slams ruling party for arresting people in Delhi

Also Read: 'Arrest me too': Rahul Gandhi tweets vaccine poster which led to arrest of 15 in Delhi

Also Read: Arrest me too, Rahul Gandhi tweets poster criticising PM Modi; Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera take the cue

Update from CSMIA

The airport has so far witnessed 3 diversions - 1 Spicejet diverted to Surat 1Indigo flights returned back to Lucknow 1 Indigo flight diverted to Hyderabad

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar reviews cyclone situation 

Visuals from Mumbai 

Water-logging starts in Mumbai 

Rains and gusty wind bring down trees in Vile Parle

Mumbai | Man murdered using a sharp weapon in Bandra East area yesterday; FIR registered under IPC sections 302 and 34 at Kherwadi Police station. Search underway for the three accused

Maharashtra | 536 instances of structural damages (house collapse, roof collapse, pole uprooting) reported in Sindhudurg, 61 in Ratnagiri and 2 each in Raigad and Thane districts till last night, due to cyclone Taukate (ANI)

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar in Mantralaya control room taking stock of Cyclone

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar in Mantralaya control room taking stock of Cyclone

Highest rainfall in May recorded over Colaba station (20 mm (24 hours rainfall)

Decide 12,751 bail applications within 10 days, don’t arrest unnecessarily: HPC’s directive to decongest jails

Bandra-Worli sea link will be closed to commute till further update.

68,811 vaccinated on May 16 in Maharashtra 

Due to gusty winds, tree branches fell on OHE and EMU local train between Ghatkopar - Vikroli section on Down slow line. Slow line trains diverted on fast line between Matunga- Mulund stations. Only one train going towards Thane held up in the section b/w Ghatkopar-Vikroli.

As a precautionary measure against the tropical cyclone Tauktae, Mumbai Monorail has suspended all operations for a day

Mumbai airport to suspend operations from 1100 (11am) hours local time to 1400 (2 pm) local time today due to cyclone warning

Cyclone Tauktae: BMC appeals people to not park vehicles or stand under vulnerable trees

The wind speed shall continue increasing as the cyclone approaches closer to the city- please don’t park your vehicles or stand under vulnerable trees & contact your ward/ garden department in need of help #CycloneTauktae

Avoid venturing near coast: BMC appeals to Mumbaikars 

Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai witnesses gusty winds with rains; IMD issues orange alert

Mumbai Traffic update

Meanwhile, traffic department have formed 39 teams and are instructed to take measures to prevent traffic jams and for smooth flow of traffic. Traffic diversions will be made in case of roads blocked due to fallen trees, water logging etc and police stations will take crowd control measures. Measures will be taken to prevent disruption of Covid-related services, security audit of establishments where Oxygen supply systems are installed for Covid19 patients, to ensure free movement of ambulances.

The cyclonic storm "Tauktae" has further intensified into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS)

Warning issued at 7 am: Moderate to intense spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 75-85kmph is likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar and Ratnagiri during next 3 hours

No COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai today due to cyclone Tauktae

Also Read: Cyclone Tauktae: Mahavitaran staff on 'high alert'

2 girls killed in Maharashtra's Jalgaon due to cyclone Tauktae

Cyclone Tauktae: 4,526 fishing boats of Maharashtra returned safely to harbour

Maharashtra records 974 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, second-highest toll since pandemic outbreak; 34,389 new cases

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 974 COVID-19 deaths in single day. This is the second-highest single-day toll since the pandemic outbreak. The highest (985) was registered on April 28. Meanwhile, the death toll in the state has now reached 81,486.

Besides, the new COVID-19 cases continue to drop in the state. 34,389 fresh cases were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 4,68,109.

COVID-19: Mumbai reports 1,544 cases on May 16; 22,430 tests conducted, lowest in three weeks

With the addition of 1,544 new COVID-19 cases on May 16, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,88,696. Now, there are 35,702 active cases in the city.

Mumbai reported 60 deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday which pushed its fatality count to 14,260 data released by the city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 2,438 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,36,753.

Also Read: Cyclone Tauktae: From name meaning, pronunciation to areas that will be affected in Maharashtra- Here's all you need to know about cyclonic storm

Maharashtra: Light spell of rain and gusty winds seen in in view of Cyclone Tauktae; early morning visuals from Wadala area of Mumbai

(With inputs from agnecies)

(To view our epaper please Read Now. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)