Mumbai Rains: Western Railways faces wrath of heavy rainfall; various long-distance trains cancelled


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Rainfall in Mumbai has wreaked havoc as people travelling via roads are left stranded on waterlogged streets, commuters travelling via local trains have been waiting for almost 30-40 minutes to catch a local. It is being reported that, Central Railway local train service is running late by 30 minutes whereas the trains on Harbour line have been halted due to waterlogging between Kurla and Chunabhatti.

However, the rains have had the worst effect on the Western Railway local train service as the railway tracks at Virar and Nallasopara have been waterlogged, leaving the passengers at these stations stranded. On the other hand, due to technical snag, the fast train service between Virar and Vasai has been disrupted.

Meanwhile, the citizens have been advised by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to stay indoors and even issued a red alert for the island city. The water level has been rising in Mithi river and one National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been moved to Bail Bazar in Kurla.

Adding to the Western Railway passengers' woes, the slow trains running towards Virar have also been held down. Other than that, the local trains between Churchgate and Boisar are running 20-25 minutes late due to the persistent rainfall.

At around 1:30 pm, an announcement was made at Central Railway stations which said that all the trains had been cancelled at Ghatkopar until further announcement.

While the authorities have asked the commuters to 'bear with them', it has become extremely inconvenient for the passengers to travel during rainfall in Mumbai.

Stay tuned with the Rain Live Updates at- Mumbai Rains Live Updates


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