Rains drown Mumbai's lifeline

Jul 24, 2013, 16:11 IST | Shashank Rao

Heavy rains force 70 services on Harbour line and 28 services on Main line to be cancelled

Total services: 1,618

Text/Shashank Rao, Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

Main line
(CST-Karjat/Kasara) 825
Services cancelled: 28

Harbour line
(CST-Panvel) 583
Services cancelled: 70

Trans Harbour
(Thane-Panvel) 210

Waterlogging at Chunabhatti and Kurla (Harbour line) forced services to be suspended between 2.15 pm and 5.09 pm. The services were stalled again at 6 pm due to rise in water levels but resumed at 6.27 pm. Shuttle services were running between CST and Wadala Road, and Mankhurd and Panvel on Harbour line. Train services on the main line were running late by 40 minutes.

Total services: 1,305
Services cancelled: 10
There was no waterlogging barring few problems at Mahim, Bandra, Dadar and further north beyond Borivli. Train services were running late by 15-20 minutes

Total bus services: 4,300
Services operated: 3,700
Diversions: 4 places due to water logging
Extra buses operated: 29
(between Wadala/Kurla to CBD Belapur)
Running late by 25 minutes

Total fleet: 38,000
Taxis off road: 15,000

Total fleet: 1.04 lakh
Autos off road: 32,000

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