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Heavy rain makes train commute a nightmare in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Several trains were delayed due to flooding on the railway tracks.

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 15:17 IST
Ruchi Pujari
Ruchi Pujari
Hindustan Times
Commuters wait for the train in the rain at Kurla station.
Commuters wait for the train in the rain at Kurla station.(HT Photo)

As heavy rains hit Mumbai, traveling has become a nightmare for Mumbaiites. The trains have been the worst hit, with several of them being delayed owing to flooded tracks. Trains at Kurla station, a major station in Mumbai, have been badly affected. As the rains grew worse at noon, the indicators at the Kurla station went haywire.


Sharda Yadav, a resident of Govandi who was travelling via Kurla, said, “I left early from home today but I am yet to board a train. The trains have been delayed by 15-20 minutes and due to the crowd I can’t board the train with my kids. The indicators won’t function properly and there’s nothing we can do about it but wait.”

Shubra, a resident of Matunga who was to commute to Parel via Kurla said, “It has been a year and a half that there is no overhead shed near the first bogie of ladies at platform no. 4. Even after numerous complaints, the authorities are yet to take any action. It is difficult for us to board trains if it rains heavily. I missed two trains till now because of the rains. Even if I manage to board a train I will be completely soaked till I go inside.”


People travelling from the suburbs are faceing more difficulty due to the distance. Richa Sharma, a professional who stays at Badlapur, said, “I have to travel via Kurla every day and most often than not the trains are delayed. Today the indicator has gone awry. It first indicated a 12:05 pm train towards CST and then it indicated 11:53 am CST. Also, because of no overhead shed near the first bogie of the ladies compartment, I got drenched while I was trying to board the train.”

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 14:40 IST

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