Heavy rain continues on fourth day in Mumbai, train services delayed

Heavy rain continues on fourth day in Mumai, train services delayed. Representational picture.

Mumbai, June 28: As the rain continued for the fourth day on Wednesday, the local train services had disrupted in Mumbai, according to a Central Railway’s official. Reportedly, a couple was trapped when a tree fell on their car following heavy rains in the city on Tuesday night. During the early hours of Wednesday, a man was rescued from the rough sea waters at Colaba, police said.

The continuous showers in Mumbai and Suburbs led to the deposition of clay on tracks between Mankhurd and Gowandi suburban stations which led to the delay of train services for about half-an-hour on the Harbour Line. This railway line stretches between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Panvel in adjoining Raigad district.

A significant amount of mud was spotted on the tracks between Mankhurd and Gowandi stations at 8.20 am today and it was decided to halt the train services. The team swung into action to remove the mud and the tracks were cleared by around 8.54 am, according to a source from the railways said. Eight to 10 train services were affected during that time. The services were later resumed with a speed restriction because of which the trains were running behind schedule.

The administrations on the Central Railway’s fundamental line, running from CST to Kalyan and onwards to Kasara and Khopoli, were smooth but since of the substantial deluge, the trains were running 10-15 minutes behind calendar. No water-logging was accounted for at any of the rural stations on the principle line. According to an authority of the Mumbai city body’s fiasco administration office, the Colaba observatory recorded 63 mm precipitation and Santacruz 51.1 mm over the most recent 24 hours. There has been no real effect out and about activity development in the city and on the Western Railway administrations.

An alarm has been issued of a 4.6 meters high tide at 3.23 pm on Wednesday, the authority said. Heavy downpours are probably going to proceed until Friday in the whole north Konkan locale, including Mumbai, said the official. According to the Mumbai police representative Rashmi Karandikar stated, “At around 8.05 pm yesterday, a major tree fell on three autos on N M Joshi Marg. A couple caught in one of the autos was saved. The fire detachment group expelled the tree from the street and activity development was restored.” Besides, an inhabitant of rural Wadala got caught in the waves in the midst of the uneven ocean waters close Radio Club in Colaba. He was saved at around 2.30 am on Wednesday, she said.