In less than 24 hours after the Nalasopara railway station in Palghar district getting inundated with rain water, Western Railway authorities swung into action and resumed services on Wednesday morning.
The entire services of Western Railway, which is part of the rail network also known as Mumbai’s life line, came to a grinding halt on Tuesday around 7.30 am. Water had inundated the rail tracks crippling the train services.
During the flooding of tracks about 10 wagons of suburban local trains were marooned along with the Shatabdi and the Vadodara express. Central Railway’s modified loco (also known as waterproof loco) which can do shunting duties to pull marooned wagons from water was used to pulled out Rajkot Express from 8-inch water on the tracks between Vasai and Bhiwandi.
After water levels reduced, the local train services for Dahanu road resumed from Virar. The tracks according to railway officials have to be checked in case there is any damage to it during flooding. Read More
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