Mumbai, August 16: Following very heavy rains that caused floods in several parts of Maharashtra, train services were badly affected in the Mumbai to Pune corridor. According to a report on Times of India, some of the major train services from Pune to South India will start operating from Friday morning. Full-fledged train services may only be able to run from August 19. Mumbai-Pune Premier Trains Including Deccan Express, Pragati Express Cancelled for 2 Weeks Due to Falling Boulders in Lonavala-Khandala Ghats
Central Railways will restore a few intercity train services on the Mumbai-Pune route. Of these two trains, namely Sinhagad Express and Deccan Queen will run from Mumbai, three trains namely Sinhagad Express, Intercity Express, and Indrayani Express will run from Pune
Heavy rains, landslides and incidents of boulder fall in Karjat and Lonavala areas were the main reasons why the train services in Mumbai to Pune corridor were affected. Important trains linking Mumbai and Pune including the Deccan Express and Pragati Express were cancelled for a fortnight from July 26 to enable Central Railway to address the problem of falling boulders in the treacherous Lonavala-Khandala ghats sections.
The CR undertook massive restoration work to ensure the problem of toppling boulders and minor landslides, which becomes widespread during heavy rain, is resolved.