Seven trains diverted, one cancelled as Surat-Nandurbar MEMU train derails

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Nandurbar (Maharashtra), July 11 (ANI): As many as seven trains were diverted and one was cancelled due to the coach derailment of Surat-Nandurbar MEMU train, near Nandurbar in Maharashtra on Monday. Two coaches of Surat-Nandurbar MEMU derailed last night as the railway track got washed out due to very heavy rains last night. However, there have been no casualties and restoration work is currently underway. Heavy rain lashed almost all parts of Maharashtra including Marathwada, Konkan and Vidarbha on Sunday, affecting normal life. Heavy rain was also recorded in the catchment areas of major dams in almost all the districts of the state. The heavy rain has also affected the traffic on Mumbai Goa highway as trees fell on the road at several places. The Met Department has predicted heavy rainfall in Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions during the next 24 hours. The heavy rains have also triggered flood in the Godavari River in Nasik. In Nasik, 165 milimetre rain has been registered so far as compared to the average 154 milimetre in the month of July. The district administration has issued warning to the people residing near the bank of the Godavari river. In Satara, heavy rains continued to lash normal life and claimed one life in the district. The incessant heavy downpour has severely affected the traffic on Mumbai Goa Highway and the condition of the road has become worse due to large potholes at various places. (ANI)