Heavy downpour in Mumbai has severely affected railway traffic. Train traffic on many suburban sections has come to a standstill.
In addition to this, several premier long distance express trains like Rajdhani express, Paschim express have either been rescheduled or cancelled altogether.
Western Railway: Following trains have been cancelled due to water-logging over Mumbai Division, today:— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2019
12925 Paschim Express
12216 Delhi GAribrath
22949 Bandra T. Delhi Exp
22917 Haridwar Exp
14708 Ranakpur Exp. pic.twitter.com/vOs6pG97P8
There is heavy water-logging on tracks of Vasai and Virar. This is the route Mumbai Rajdhani Express takes. Normally, Rajdhani train is not delayed or cancelled. But the railway authorities have been compelled to delay departure of the premier express train.
Heavy rains have resulted in water logging at many places on Central, Western, Harbour and Trans-Harbour railway lines. Stations in low-lying areas are flooded. Railway tracks at Sion and Kurla are underwater. The situation is worse in Virar and Vasai.
Central Railways has already announced that no trains are running between Thane and CSMT on the main line.
On harbour line, train traffic between CSMT and Wadala has been halted.
(More to follow)