He said services on other sections such as Kalyan to Karjat, Kalyan to Titwala and Thana to Kalyan are also operational.
Mr Udasi said since Kurla is still flooded, it may take some more time for the Harbour line trains to get back on the track. This line is also operated by the CR.
“We will shortly start services between Kurla and Kalyan also,” Mr Udasi said. “Stranded trains are being cleared first and then CSMT to Thane traffic will resume,” the official said.
Services on the suburban corridor of the Western Railway (WR) are also back on track. Trains on this section resumed at midnight and more services were started at 7 am.
“Trains running normal over all suburban lines of western Railway @RailMinIndia @sureshpprabhu,” Western Railway tweeted.
– Western Railway (@WesternRly) August 30, 2017
Speed restriction has been imposed at Matunga Road station for safety.
The rain has subsided, bringing some relief to Mumbai residents. “Thank God, there was no heavy rain overnight. That led to water level on tracks receding and allowed us to run the trains,” said a senior WR official.
The suburban train network, which carries over 65 lakh passengers a day, is the lifeline of Mumbai – India’s financial hub.
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