Mumbai-Kohlapur train carrying 2000 people struck due to water logging
Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express reportedly carrying around 2,000 passengers has been stuck between Badlapur and Vangani due to waterlogging. "Please don't get down from the train," Central Railway tweeted.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has reached the site. The RPF is distributing biscuits and water to the stranded passengers.
At least two helicopters, including a Sea-King and an MI17, with relief material and personnel were despatched from Mumbai to the site.
All 700 people on board the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express, which was stuck between Badlapur and Vangani due to waterlogging, have been rescued after around 12 hours.
Seven Navy teams and two IAF helicopters were deployed along with NDRF to rescue the people. "Necessary arrangements like food, etc made...14 buses, 3 tempos arranged for further movement," Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office tweeted.
All the organs of the Government worked together. Army, Navy, district administration, Police, RPF, Municipal corporation, Disaster control, all joined hands.