Mumbai Rains: Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation for stranded passengers called off by all agencies (VIDEO)

Speaking to ANI, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railways Sunil Udasi said Railway Protection Force and City police have reached the site where the train is held up, and biscuits and water is being distributed to the stranded passengers.

Written by July 27, 2019 13:08

Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express, with 700 passengers on board, was stranded as torrential rainfall continued to batter Mumbai on Saturday.

The train was held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometers away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.

Mumbai Rains | UPDATES

# Streets flooded in Bhiwandi

# India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai: Due to the strengthening of monsoon currents and the formation of low-pressure area over North West Bay of Bengal, the rainfall intensity is very likely to increase over North Konkan during next 48 hours.

Mahalaxmi Express rescue | Highlights

# Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer on Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation: All passengers have been evacuated safely.

# A special train with 19 coaches will leave from Kalyan to Kolhapur with the passengers of Mahalaxmi Express.

# Sunil Udasi, Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer on Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation: More than 600 passengers have been rescued so far.

# Food served at Badlapur station.

# Aerials shots of Mahalaxmi Express rescue operation. 

# Defence Public Relations Officer on Mahalaxmi Express rescue:

# AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters will be sent to Indian Air Force (IAF) Pathankot airbase from IAF Hindon Airbase for official induction into the IAF and replace the Mi-35 choppers stationed there.

# WATCH

# Evacuated passengers being lodged at safe places from where they will be moved to Badlapur.

# Passengers being brought to Badlapur. 500 people have been rescued so far

# Maharashtra Government writes to NDRF, Air Command, Navy, Air Force & Military requesting rescue operation for over 115 persons stranded at Kamba Petrol Pump & Riverwing Resort, in Thane.

# Maharashtra CM

# Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Central Railway on Mahalaxmi Express rescue:

# NDRF on Mahalaxmi Express rescue:

# Pune receives 72 mm rains till Saturday morning

NDRF rescue team arrives at spot where Mahalaxmi Express is stranded

Speaking to ANI, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railways Sunil Udasi said Railway Protection Force and City police have reached the site where the train is held up, and biscuits and water is being distributed to the stranded passengers.