Stranded commuters evacuated from Mumbai rly station

Stranded commuters evacuated from Mumbai rly station

Train travellers in a truck after Army helped their evacuation due to rain in Mumbai. (DH Photo)

The Navy was deployed to evacuate train commuters stranded at the Nallasopara station here due to flooding of railway tracks between Nallasopara and Vasai Road stations, officials said this on Wednesday.

Following a request from the Western Railway, the Western Naval Command deployed high-chassis vehicles that could traverse the flooded areas and reach the stranded commuters, a Defence spokesperson said this morning.

Mumbai has been experiencing heavy rains for the past 48 hours resulting in water-logging in several areas which have severely hit road and rail transport also.

The Western Naval Command has been maintaining rescue teams and emergency equipment to provide assistance to Mumbaikars in emergent situations, the spokesperson said.

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