In pics | Mumbai goes off the track: Rain, cab union strike hit commuters

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2016 15:35 IST
People wait for cabs at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo)

Monsoon showers spelt trouble for Mumbai residents as waterlogging on tracks disrupted suburban train services on Tuesday, a day after the city received its first good rainfall.

Train services on the Central Railway’s main and Harbour line were running late. Even Western Railway’s services that were disrupted on Monday owing to glitches in power supply took some time to restore.

With waterlogging being reported in localities such as Mankhurd, Vidyavihar, Thane, Vikhroli, Bhandup, the Central Railway advised commuters to have alternative travel plans. State-run buses were asked to step up services.

Central Railway’s senior PRO AK said they were keeping passengers informed “through all possible medium, including social media, FM radio and electronic media about the situation”.

A lesser-known taxi union also threatened a protest against app-based taxi aggregators, resulting in quite a few vehicles staying off the road and a harrowing time for commuters.

Below are some pics:

Passengers at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus faced difficulties as train services were hit. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo)

People wait for cabs outside Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo)

Commuters walk on railway tracks as rains hit services. (Satyabrata Tripathy/ HT Photo)

An aerial view of taxis parked at a terminal in Bombay Central during a strike. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Taxis stranded at Bombay Central. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Commuters try to board a packed train in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/ HT Photo)

A long queue of passengers at Mankhued. (Satyabrata Tripathy/ HT Photo)

Passengers stranded at Mankhued. (Satyabrata Tripathy/ HT Photo)

People wait for cabs at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT Photo)

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