Mumbai Heavy Rain update: Train Services stopped for hours and Passenger stranded

Mumbai Heavy Rain update: Train Services stopped for hours and Passenger stranded

Mumbai: Entire Mumbai public is suffering under heavy monsoon rain. The train services were stopped for hours, traffic snarls, waterlogging on roads and rail tracks.  The water level raised up to 460mm, making it impossible to run trains. The city has received 90% of the total rain of the month of July.

Education Minister Vinod Tawde tweeted that school principals in Mumbai have been asked to assess the situation in their areas and take a call on the closure of schools. Davendra Fadnavis Chief minister of Maharashtra said that the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were on standby. On Tuesday, Flights like Air India Express overshot the runway while landing at Mumbai airport, due to heavy rain. A spokesperson added, “ The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain the aircraft could stop only the stop way”. The Met department has predicted heavy rain in Mumbai and its outskirts till tomorrow.

Mumbai Train Live update:

Railway official soon spotted the video online and immediately clarified that the cloth was used only to mark the point of fracture, and not used to bridge the crack, as was claimed in the video. They also said that paint could not be used to mark the crack due to heavy rain in, and around Mumbai.

On Tuesday, the Central Railway issued a clarification late at evening saying that a video doing the rounds on Social Media is not accurate. The video, which purportedly shows railway employees “ typing” a fractured piece of track with a cloth, was widely circulated on social media and chat platforms.

Suburban trains running normally between Churchgate- Bhayander, and Vihar – Dahanu Road. Trains being run on slow up line (towards Churchgate) from Virar – Bhayander section.

 

by Sawan Kumar on July 11, 2018

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