The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Western Naval Command rescued all 1,050 passengers stranded on the long-distance Mahalaxmi Express near Badlapur in Thane after the railway tracks were flooded following heavy rainfall. The passengers later left from Kalyan to Kolhapur on a special 19-coach train. Of these, the NDRF rescued 550 passengers. The Navy and the Army, Thane Corporation, fire brigade, villagers living in the vicinity and several other agencies were also involved in the rescue operations.
Monday, February 26, 2018, captured in photographs from across India and the world.
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