Mumbai Monsoon: Helpline numbers, updates and the ultimate survival guide to this season

With the monsoons lashing over Mumbai in full swing, it can get difficult to get in contact with near and dear ones. Here is your ultimate survival guide for this Mumbai monsoon.
Mumbai Monsoon: Helpline numbers, updates and the ultimate survival guide to this seasonMumbai Monsoon: Helpline numbers, updates and the ultimate survival guide to this season
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The monsoon has finally hit Mumbai and how! With high tides, non-stop rains, flooding, traffic jams and everything else, circumstances are extremely unfavourable for those travelling from different parts of the city. At times like this, local transport is your best bet for trains, the metro, buses and more will run until they absolutely cannot anymore. But how to get live updates? Which whatsapp messages to trust in these dire situations? Here are all the important numbers you can contact and trust. 

While it is advisable to stay home during the rains, there might be some unforseen circumstances. Even during heavy rains, the Mumbai Local trains can be depended on. For queries on whether the trains are on time/late/cancelled, etc.

These are the important Mumbai helpline numbers you can contact:
Churchgate: +912267622540
Borivali: +912267634053
Andheri: +912267630054
Mumbai Central: +912267644257
For live updates, follow the Western Railway on Twitter on @WesternRly and Central Railway on @Central_Railway

If you are stuck in traffic/need help with alternative routes and Google Maps doesn't seem to be helping, you can contact the Mumbai Traffic Helpline at 854999999.
The Mumbai Police is also extremely vigilant at this time and is constantly posting updates on their twitter page, @MumbaiPolice

Some of the other basic Mumbai helpline numbers are:
Fire brigade (Mumbai): 101, 22620111, 23076111, 23086181,
23074923, 23076112, 23076113
(Thane):  25391600, 25331600 , 101 
BMC Disaster management: 1916, 22694725
Reliance Power: 30303030
Railway Control Room: 2375 9283
Ambulance: 102, 23079643
BEST: 2285 6262/1244
RPF Control Room: 2307 5082

During heavy rains, here are all the precautionary measures you should take:
Avoid travelling by road. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is sure to be congested with traffic. It is best avoided. 
Monsoon-proof your home well in advance by keeping candles, torches, portable charges, etc. ready. 
Ensure you have enough food stocked up at home for if the streets are flooded, delivery services will be affected and shops are bound to be shut. 

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