Following the recent spell of rain and the resulting factors, trains between Pune and Mumbai had been put on hold. After 14 long and inconvenient days without the facility of trains between the two cities, the train services have finally been reopened. Here are all the details that you need to know.
What's the buzz?
After 14 days, the train services from Mumbai to Pune, that were halted due to heavy rains, landslides and breaks in train tracks, have finally opened once again. Residents of Mumbai now have much to look forward to as they no longer have to resort to expensive flights or time consuming buses.
Owing to the heavy rain spell, the tracks were either damaged or blocked, which in turn rendered them unusable. Now, the repair work has been complete and finally, the trains are operational once again.
Which trains are now operational?
After a long wait, the intercity trains Deccan Queen, Pragati Express, Deccan Express, Intercity Express and Indrayani Express are operational once again. These trains are some of the most crowded ones that ply between the two cities and when news of them becoming inoperable surfaced, Mumbai and Pune both came to a stand still.
Now, all the tracks have been repaired and safety measures have been implemented once again. After a few trials runs a few days back, the railway tracks have been deemed fit for use once again.
Along long distance routes, these train tracks were vital and connectivity to a few other cities was halted as well. Additionally, sources stated that this was one of the few times that the ghat tracks have been closed for so long.
This just goes to show that nature's wrath knows no bounds and there's really not much that we as a species can do about it.
We're glad that the services have been resumed after a fortnight of inoperability. Now, both the cities are once again well connected and business is a-boomin'.