Mumbai Rains: 290 Passengers Rescued From Two Stranded Local Trains
Tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road were flooded on Wednesday.
Around 290 passengers from two local trains in Mumbai were successfully rescued on Wednesday after the tracks on which the trains were running flooded extensively. The flooding had taken place between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Sandhurst Road stations, according to a Central Railways spokesperson. The rescue operation performed jointly by the NDRF and the RPF, took help of inflatable boats.
Mumbai has been experiencing heavy rains since the past few days and the flood situation has only worsened in some areas. Of the 290 rescued passengers from the two stranded local trains, the NDRF rescued 39, while the RPF rescued 251. At Masjid station, the water had reached above the platform level, making it impossible for the stranded passengers to get down and walk. Early in the morning, Western Railways services too were very badly hit due to waterlogging that had occurred between Virar and Dahanu stations.
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