Mumbai rains: Navy called in to rescue stranded commuters

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Thane: Suburban trains chug on water-logged tracks during heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on July 09, 2018. (PTI Photo)

File photo: Thane: Suburban trains chug on water-logged tracks during heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on July 09, 2018. (PTI 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 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 on Wednesday.

Mumbai has been experiencing heavy rains for the past 48 hours resulting in water-logging in several areas which has 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.

(PTI)