Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express stuck midway due to heavy rain


 Mumbai: The Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express was halted midway due to incessant rains on Saturday morning, informed the Central Railways.

Around 2000 passengers have been stranded in the train and will soon be airlifted to safety. Central Railway authorities said that Railway Protection Force and Mumbai police personnel have reached the location where the train is held up.

A team of National Disaster Response will also reach the area between Badlapur and Wangani, where the train has stopped, to conduct rescue operations, Central Railway said, adding that biscuits and water have been distributed to the stranded passengers.

A team of 40 NDRF personnel has been deployed for rescue operations.

Notably, incessant rain in Mumbai disrupted train services on Saturday with the Mahalaxmi Express, which runs between Kolhapur city of Maharashtra and Mumbai, getting stopped enroute.

The train is held up between Badlapur and Wangani at KM72. Badlapur is about 100 km from Mumbai.

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