Pune: Following the disruption in rail and road traffic due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Tuesday, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has resumed all their buses towards Mumbai from Pune on Wednesday.
Officials from MSRTC confirmed that ST buses have started plying towards Mumbai.
“The buses that were stuck in Mumbai have started returning to Pune since early morning on Wednesday. The buses include Shivneri, semi-luxury and other ST buses. If the number of passengers increases, we will run extra trips of our buses,” said a senior officer of MSRTC.
“We are informing passengers at Swargate, Shivajinagar and Pune bus station about the resumption of bus service. Most of the buses are going empty from Pune because passengers are avoiding to go to Mumbai due to the havoc caused due to heavy rains as indicated by the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD),” said an official on condition of anonymity.
Vehicular traffic on Mumbai-Pune Expressway has been regularised, after being halted for two hours on Tuesday night. It was resumed after 9.30 pm on Tuesday, said Amol Tambe, SP of Highway Traffic.
Train services affected
† The derailment of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express in Mumbai on Tuesday resulted in traffic disruption at Pune Railway Station with the cancellation of four services and routing of four additional trains through Pune.
† According to railway officials, Train number 11029 Mumbai-Kolhapur Koyana Express will run from Pune to Kolhapur, the train is cancelled between Mumbai and Pune.
† Similarly, train number 11301 Mumbai-Bengaluru Udyan Express is canceled from Mumbai and train number 11302 Bengaluru-Mumbai Udyan Express is cancelled on September 1.