Landslide in Konkan rail line, thousands stranded

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Mumbai, Aug 30: A critical landslide blocked tracks in some section of the Konkan Railway today, blow the services between Mumbai and the southern states and leaving thousand of people who were going to their native places to celebrate Ganeshotsav festival stranded. There were no casualties.

A retaining wall, around 20 metres long, came crashing on the railway tracks near Pomendi, Ratnagiri district, around 225 km south of Mumbai, at 8.15 am on Tuesday,  Aug 30, a Konkan Railway spokesperson said.

Due to which all trains from Kerala, Karnataka,Goa,Maharastra and beyond Gujrat and Delhi were hold on in different areas of the track till the routes are cleared at Pomendi and other affix areas.

"Our team of engineers has rushed there with the required equipment. Work has started on a war-footing to restore services," the official said.

The torrential rains still continued since last five days in Konkan region and western ghats but still railway people keeping hope to restored their as usual service in late afternoon.

Meanwhile many people were stranded in different places of Konkan district while going to their native places to celebrate 10 day long Ganeshotsav starting on Thursday due to the heavy rain. For which many people choose road way to reach their home at the earliest to celebrate the festival.

The official ascribe massive rains, loose soil condition and falling of rocks and stones for blocked of the tracks. The current monsoon hampered third time the Konkan railway service in Pomendi section.The official said they are implementing necessary steps to curb the natural problem.

There are also report that rain is still continued heavily in Mumbai and its surrounding parts since Monday night but there were no report of water logging.

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