Mahalaxmi Express held up due to rains risk 2000 stranded on-board; IAF, Navy, NDRF rush to spot aiding rescue operations

Amid the incessant rains, the Mumbai monsoon has again popped up ruining the routine life of the tribes. Settling at halt, the Mahalaxmi Express held up between the Badlapur and Wangani this morning is risking approximately 2000 passengers on board where a team of National Disaster Response Force have arrived at the location.

Also the Railway Protection Force and the City police have reached the spot aiding in the rescue operations. “Three boats for rescue have reached the spot where Mahalaxmi Express is held up. Chief Secretary personally looking into it”, the Inspector General, DGI confirmed.

Meanwhile the Central railways taking up to the social media has requested the on board passengers stranded in the Express to not to deboard or get down the train.

“Our request to passengers of Mahalaxmi Express, please don’t get down from train. Train is the safe place. Staff, RPF and City Police is in train to look after your well being. Please wait for advice from NDRF and other disaster management authorities”, it tweeted.

According to the IMD, city is to face intermittent heavy showers all through the night at a few places in the city and suburbs, with temperature ranging from 31 degree maximum to 25 degree minimum.


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