Two local trains stuck at Mumbai's Masjid station due to water-logging on railway tracks, over 200 passengers rescued

Two local trains stuck at Mumbai’s Masjid station due to water-logging on railway tracks, over 200 passengers rescued

As heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, the town witnessed water-logging in a number of areas and in addition on railway tracks inflicting two native trains to halt halfway. Two native trains have been caught between Masjid and Byculla railway stations in Mumbai.

At least 150 passengers from first native going from CST to Karjat have been rescued by the Railway workers. Around 100-120 individuals are nonetheless caught contained in the practice. Another native, which was on its means from Karjat to CST was caught at about 60 metres from Masjid station which can have 50-60 passengers. The water is about 2.5 to three toes deep.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot and began rescue operations. Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, the NDRF stated that it was as of 11 pm 55 passengers have been rescued.

Byculla is a railway station on the Central line and of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is positioned within the neighbourhood of Byculla. Masjid is a railway station within the Masjid Bunder space of South Mumbai on the Central and Harbour strains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. 

Extremely heavy rains will proceed to batter Mumbai and neighbouring areas till Thursday morning, the IMD stated in a particular bulletin.
On Wednesday, incessant heavy rainfall and robust winds battered Mumbai and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts, disrupting suburban practice and bus companies. Three high-capacity cranes deployed on the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Raigad district collapsed as a consequence of gusty winds within the afternoon, however there was no casualty, an official stated.

From 8.30 am to five.30 pm, extraordinarily heavy rainfall (above 20 cm) lashed elements of Mumbai. Colaba recorded 22.9 cm whereas Santacruz recorded 8.Eight cm of rainfall, based on the India Meteorological Department. Wind velocity reached 70 kmph and gusted at 107 kmph between 5 pm and 5.15 pm in Colaba.

“Strong winds with speed reaching 70 kmph along and off the Mumbai and adjoining Konkan coast likely to continue till 6th morning and gradually reduce thereafter. Extremely heavy rainfall is also likely to continue over Mumbai tonight and reduce from tomorrow 6th August,” the particular bulletin stated.