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Mahalaxmi Express Rescue Operation - In Photos

India | News18 | July 27, 2019, 8:18 pm
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 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.<br /><br />Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) work to rescue passengers of a stranded train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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.

Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) work to rescue passengers of a stranded train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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 A bird's eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

A bird's eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 Volunteers distribute food to passengers of a train that was marooned in floodwaters in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

Volunteers distribute food to passengers of a train that was marooned in floodwaters in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

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 Thane: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel carry out rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

Thane: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel carry out rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 In this handout photo provided by the Indian Navy, passengers are being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

In this handout photo provided by the Indian Navy, passengers are being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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 Stranded passengers being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

Stranded passengers being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) work to rescue passengers of a stranded train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) work to rescue passengers of a stranded train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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 A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 People stand by a waterlogged street as they watch the rescue operation, in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

People stand by a waterlogged street as they watch the rescue operation, in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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 A bird's eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

A bird's eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 Passengers of a train wait with their belongings after being rescued in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

Passengers of a train wait with their belongings after being rescued in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

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 This handout photo provided by National Disaster Response Force shows passengers of the stranded Mahalaxmi Express train on a rescue boat in floodwaters in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

This handout photo provided by National Disaster Response Force shows passengers of the stranded Mahalaxmi Express train on a rescue boat in floodwaters in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

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 A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel sail on inflated boats for rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel sail on inflated boats for rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 Passengers of a train, marooned in floodwaters, walk with their belongings after being rescued in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

Passengers of a train, marooned in floodwaters, walk with their belongings after being rescued in Badlapur. (Image: AP)

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 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel sail on inflated boats for rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel sail on inflated boats for rescue and relief operation after a train bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai was stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: Indian Navy)

A birds-eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane. (Image: Indian Navy)

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 Stranded passengers being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

Stranded passengers being rescued from the marooned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur. (Image: PTI)

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