Mumbai: A goods train derailed between Karjat and Lonavala in Maharashtra on Monday, affecting Mumbai-Pune intercity and long distance services, a railway official said. Fifteen wagons of the train derailed around 4.15 am at the Jambrung-Thakurwadi section, he said. Intercity trains from Mumbai to Pune were cancelled and some long distance trains were diverted through Igatpuri, he said, adding that work to remove the derailed wagons is underway. The railway has requested the state government and various agencies to run extra buses between Mumbai and Pune for intercity travellers, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Sunil Udasi, said.
Due to the derailment at least 10 intercity trains such as the Indrayani Express, Deccan Express, Intercity Express, Pragati Express, Deccan Queen Express, Koyna Express were cancelled, he said.The Bhusaval-Pune Express was short terminated at Nashik.
Long distance trains like the Mumbai-Bengaluru Udyan Express, Ahmedabad-Kolhapur Express, Ahmedabad- Pune Duranto Express and Indore-Pune Express were diverted via Kalyan-Igatpuri-Manmad, Udasi said. The Santragachi-Pune Humsafar Express, Huzur Sahib Nanded-Pune Express, Kolhapur-Mumbai Koyna Express were among the trains which were short terminated, the official said.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall is expected to continue in Mumbai for the fourth day today as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “active monsoon conditions over the west coast."
Intense spells of rainfall likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next two hours, says IMD in a tweet. The financial capital of India received the second highest rainfall recorded within 24 hours in June in 10 years, according to IMD data. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had warned of intermittent rain in Mumbai.
Continuous downpour is taking a toll on office goers. Several areas of Parel and Dadar are still under the water. BMC has has diverted traffic in several areas.
On Friday, four people were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents in Mumbai.