Mumbai floods suspended trains for nearly 20 hours due to heavy rain that was nine times more than usual. However the main line Suburban train services on the Central Railway this morning. The lifeline of the financial capital and the Mumbai’s suburban train network that carries over 65 lakh passengers a day had led to inconvenience for many offices going people. As per the reports, the first train left at 7:26 am from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Kalyan. The officials said that the services on other sections such as Kalyan to Titwala, Kalyan to Karjat and Thana to Kalyan are also operational. It may take more time for the Harbour line trains to get back on the track as it Kurla is still flooded says, officials.
Today the weather forecast said that Mumbai can expect light to moderate showers as the Monsoon clouds are heading north towards Goa and Gujarat. As per the Meteorological Department the flood-hit city with the massive deluge that left vast areas under water, people stranded overnight at train stations and offices. On Tuesday between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm the suburbs and rest of Mumbai have recorded around 331.4 mm rain that is categorised as extremely heavy. The representative of South Mumbai recorded around 101.8 mm.
The suburban corridor of the Western Railway services is also back on track. As trains on this section resumed at midnight and services were started at 7 am. As per the various media reports, the Northern Railway chief said that the trains which are commencing on August 30, 31 and September 1 have been cancelled due to operational reasons and heavy rains in Maharashtra.