Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express was stranded as torrential rainfall continued to batter Mumbai on Saturday.
According to CPRO, Central Railway, total of 700 passengers are on-board the train. the NDRF team and Navy chopper are conducting rescue operation.
The train is held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.
In the latest update provided by the Central Railway, the department noted that 8 NDRF boats with personnel only few hundred meters away from site will shortly reach the train.
Earlier, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railways Sunil Udasi said that the RPF and City police have reached the site where Mahalaxmi Express is held up. The personnel is distributing biscuits and water to the stranded passengers. “NDRF team will be reaching in shortly for evacuation,” the tweet added, requesting the passengers of the Mahalaxmi Express to not get down from the train.
“We request passengers of Mahalaxmi Express not to get down from the train. The train is in a safe place. Staff, RPF, and City Police are on the train to look after you. Please wait for advice from NDRF and other disaster management authorities,” he appealed to passengers.
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