Rains disrupt suburban services in Mumbai

Incessant rains since the wee hours on Friday threw normal life out of gear in Mumbai and adjoining areas with the Central Railways suburban services disrupted due to waterlogging of tracks at some places.
Rains disrupt suburban services in Mumbai
The suburban train services were affected after heavy rains submerged the tracks in Mumbai


“The suburban services on Up and Down slow lines have been suspended between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Thane due to waterlogging at Sion, Masjid and Sandhurst Road stations because of continuous heavy rain,” a Central Railway spokesman said. “The main area of waterlogging was reported near Sion station where tracks were submerged upto 5-7 inches and to avoid any untoward incident, the train operations were halted between CST and Thane stations,” he said. The train services came to a halt at around 11.30 am and the operations resumed at 12.05 pm, he said. 
Since the train services have been hampered, the suburban passengers have been permitted to board long distance trains between CST and Kalyan stretch, CR PRO AK Singh said. BMCs Deputy Municipal Commissioner (GAD) Sudhir Naik said since Friday morning over 100 mm rain has been reported so far. An official from IMD, Mumbai region, said, “There could be heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan region in coming 48 hours while central Maharashtra region can witness heavy to very heavy rain in next 24 hours.”
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