Local train services hit, Dabbawalas suspend work; Heavy rains disrupt normal life

10 Jul 2018 12:15 PM

Local train services hit, Dabbawalas suspend work; Heavy rains disrupt normal life

Updated 10 Jul 2018 12:15 PM

Owing to heavy rain over the night, suburban services of the Western Railway here were stopped, a senior railway official said. The official said that services between Churchgate and Borivili were, however, normal. "Since last night, over 200 mm rainfall has been recorded which led to water logging on railway tracks and considering the passengers' safety, train services have been stopped till the water level on the track recedes," he said. He said that de-watering efforts are being made by the water pumping machines to flush the water.

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However, the Central Railway's suburban services are running normally at all its corridors despite the heavy rain overnight. "Trains are running normally on Central Railway's all three lines - main, harbour and trans-harbour," the Central Railway tweeted. It also tweeted to thank its passengers to offer its gratitude. "We received innumerable messages and tweets yesterday from you all bestowing accolades on us that despite heavy torrential rains for the past 72 hrs, we provided uninterrupted services. We thank you all for the faith, confidence and immense support shown by each one of you," it tweeted with a video attachment.

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