Mumbai, July 10: A special food train, carrying about 2000 food packets have been plied from Mumbai Central to Naigaon to help passengers who have been stranded at various places due to water-logging at Nalasopara. According to details by Western Railway PRO, the food has been prepared in Base Kitchen in Mumbai Central.
According to a statement by Western Railways, NDRF team and RPF staff have brought the passengers of 12928 Vadodara Express, who have been stranded between Nallasopara-Virar, to Nallasopara station. Buses have been arranged to take them to the nearest station for further commute by suburban services.
Suburban train services of the Western Railways were suspended today after heavy rains lashed the metropolis through the night. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain till Thursday.
"Since last night, over 200 mm rainfall has been recorded. This has led to waterlogging on railway tracks and keeping in view passengers' safety, train services have been stopped till the water level on the tracks recede," the railway official said.
According to a PTI report, the Maharashtra government is keeping a close watch on the situation in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, especially in Palghar district, following heavy rains, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. Palghar district has received unprecedented rainfall, he said in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Nearly 120 people have been rescued from Palghar's Bhoidapada by the fire brigade, NDRF & police after the area was waterlogged after heavy rain.