Train Stuck In Rain: 700 Passengers Rescued

Train Stuck In Rain: 700 Passengers Rescued

The Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express escaped a major accident near Badlapur in Thane. The Mahalaxmi Express was carrying 700 passengers due to heavy rainfall, the train got stuck mid-way as the track was flooded with water.

The passengers in the train were stranded for nearly 15 hours and appealed for help using social media. This issue got the attention of media and the authorities and they have stepped into action. The Maharashtra government called the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) assistance for the rescue. About two choppers and eight boats were deployed to move the stranded passengers to a safe place. However, Indian Air Force choppers were forced to withdraw as the weather is quite rough surrounding the location.

The Railway Protection Force (RPC) along with NDRF managed to rescue all the passengers. Central Railway's senior spokesperson AK Jain said all the passengers will be arranged a special train to reach their destination.

Meanwhile, Mumbai and Maharashtra are continuing to get heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), said Mumbai will continue to receive heavy rains till July 29th.