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.
"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.
T 3239 - Congratulations to the NDRF team .. they have successfully rescued 700 passengers from the Mahalaxmi Express .. !! Well done NDRF, Navy, IAF, Railways & State Admin ..THIS IS A BRAVE AND SUCCESSful OPERATION !! filled with pride ..JAI HIND !!🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏🙏🙏— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 27, 2019
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,
Teams of @NDRFHQ, @indiannavy, @adgpi, IAF, Railways & state administration have safely rescued all the 700 passengers stranded on Mahalaxmi Exp near Mumbai due to heavy rain.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 27, 2019
We were closely monitoring the entire operation.
Kudos to the rescue teams for their exemplary effort. pic.twitter.com/4ODPDh9jxd
Kudos to the teams of @NDRFHQ, @indiannavy, @adgpi, IAF, & Railway administration for successfully carrying out rescue operation & saving 700 lives. Without your support & efforts, passengers of Mahalaxmi Exp wouldn't have reached home safely. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/5IO9M1a2Cc— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 28, 2019
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)
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