290 Passengers Rescued From 2 Stranded Trains In Mumbai

290 passengers had been rescued from two native trains.

New Delhi:

The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) and Railway Safety Power (RPF) rescued 290 passengers from two native trains stranded on flooded tracks between the CSMT and Sandhurst Highway station on Wednesday, stated a Central Railway spokesperson.

The town was battered by incessant rain throughout the day.

Two native trains — one heading within the course of Karjat within the north and one other heading for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai — got here to a standstill in chest-high water round four pm.

The joint operation was over at 10 pm with all of the passengers had been rescued, stated railway spokesperson Shivaji Sutar.

Whereas the NDRF rescued 39 passengers utilizing inflated boats, the RPF rescued 251 passengers, he stated.

At Masjid station, the water was above the platform degree and it was inconceivable for the stranded passengers to get down and stroll due to the drainage channels alongside the tracks, he stated.

Each Central and Western strains witnessed heavy water-logging on tracks resulting from heavy rains.

Early within the morning, Western Railway providers had been badly hit resulting from waterlogging between Virar and Dahanu.

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