Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express stuck half way through heavy rain

Mumbai: The Mahalaksmi Mumbai-Kolhapur express was stopped midway due to continuous rainfall on Saturday morning, Central Railways reported.
About 2,000 passengers were stranded on the train and will soon be placed safely. Central Railway authorities said that the railway security forces and Mumbai police personnel had arrived at the place where the train was being held.
The National Disaster Relief team will also reach the area between Badlapur and Wangani, where the train stopped to carry out rescue operations, Central Railway said, adding biscuits and water were distributed to stranded passengers.
A team of 40 NDRF personnel has been deployed for rescue operations.
Significantly, the incessant rain in Mumbai disrupted rail services on Saturday with the Mahalaxmi Express operating between Kolhapur Maharashtra and Mumbai, becoming stalled.
The train stops between Badlapur and Wangani at KM72. Badlapur is about 100 km from Mumbai.

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