The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued 290 passengers from two native trains stranded on flooded tracks between the CSMT and Sandhurst Road station on Wednesday, stated a Central Railway spokesperson.
The metropolis was battered by incessant rain through the day.
Two native trains — one heading within the path of Karjat within the north and one other heading for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai — got here to a standstill in chest-high water round four pm.
The joint operation was over at 10 pm with all of the passengers have been rescued, stated railway spokesperson Shivaji Sutar.
While the NDRF rescued 39 passengers utilizing inflated boats, the RPF rescued 251 passengers, he stated.
At Masjid station, the water was above the platform degree and it was not possible for the stranded passengers to get down and stroll due to the drainage channels alongside the tracks, he stated.
Both Central and Western traces witnessed heavy water-logging on tracks attributable to heavy rains.
Early within the morning, Western Railway providers have been badly hit attributable to waterlogging between Virar and Dahanu.