Amitabh Bachchan 'filled With Pride' After Successful Rescue Of Mahalaxmi Express Passengers

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan showered praise on the successful rescue operation of passengers on board Mahalaxmi Express after the train was stranded due to flooding on tracks following heavy rains.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan showered praise on the successful rescue operation of passengers on board Mahalaxmi Express after the train was stranded due to flooding on tracks following heavy rains.

All 1,050 passengers on board the Kolhapur-bound train were rescued on Saturday in a multi-agency operation nearly 17 hours after it was stranded near Vangani in Thane district. 

Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Navy, Air Force, Army, Railways and state administration rescued the passengers. 

READ: Mahalaxmi Express Stranded In Floods: Visuals Show Train's Plight, NDRF Rescues Hundreds

"Congratulations to the NDRF team .. they have successfully rescued 700 passengers from the Mahalaxmi Express! Well done NDRF, Navy, IAF, Railways and State Admin ..This is a brave and successful operation! Filled with pride. Jai Hind!" Bachchan tweeted. 

Not only actors but politicians also joined in lauding the NDRF for their undaunted efforts in rescuing 700 passengers, Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah and former Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore also tweeted praising the rescue team,

The train had left Mumbai for Kolhapur on Friday night, but could not travel beyond Vangani, where it reached in the wee hours of Saturday.

(With PTI  Inputs) 

READ: Mahalaxmi Express: All Stranded Passengers Evacuated Safely Amid Floods; Amit Shah, Devendra Fadnavis Hail Joint Rescue

 

 

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