Mumbai Local Train Status: Operation of Trains at Nalasupara, Virar Station Resumes After Remaining Stalled For Hours Due to Protests Over Pulwama Terror Attack

The Mumbai Local Train services at Nalasupara and Virar stations have reportedly been restored.

Updated: February 16, 2019 1:12 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Rini Sharma

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Mumbai Local Train Status Latest Updates: The Mumbai Local Train services at Nalasupara and Virar stations have reportedly been restored. Earlier in the day, the operation of local trains was severely hit as protesters, comprising of residents and daily commuters, blocked the tracks demanding action against Pakistan over Pulwama terror attack. If reports are to be believed, the services remained stalled for over two hours. (Live updates on Pulwama Terror Attack)

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Briefing about the normalisation of the Mumbai Local Train operations, the Western Railways tweeted, “Tracks at Nalasopara have been cleared of the protesters and trains are now running up to Virar and beyond.”

As per reports, several parts of Mumbai and Thane in Maharashtra are observing a shutdown as a mark of tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who have been killed in Pulwama terror attack, carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant Adil Ahmad Dar on Thursday.

The protesters gathered in huge numbers chanting Vande Mataram and raising slogans against Pakistan. The crowd, a massive show of unity, didn’t belong to any political party or outfit. Reports claim that the protest by the commuters was an impromptu one and the authorities had no prior information about the same.

The Western Railways had earlier in the day taken to Twitter to inform the commuters about the situation. It tweeted, “Due to public agitation at Nalasopara Station, all services between Virar to Nalasopara have been temporarily terminated. Passengers are requested not to gather at these stations.” Adding further, it said that the services between Churchgate and Vasai Road stations are running normally.

Meanwhile, an all-party meet is underway at Parliament under the chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to decide the future course of action against the neighbouring state in the wake of the Pulwama terror attacks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a stern message to Pakistan on Friday, said, “I pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama attack. We have given complete freedom to the security forces to choose the timing, place and nature of their response to the Pulwama terror attack. We have full faith in their bravery and valour.” Adding further, he said, “The terrorist groups and those who are giving them shelter are responsible and have committed their worst mistake. They have to pay a very big price.”

PM Modi’s all-round attack on Pakistan came a few hours after the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ (MFN) status given to the neighbouring country was withdrawn by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in the wake of the attack.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Centre, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that his party and the entire opposition are fully supportive of the government and the security forces.

At least 40 CRPF jawans were killed in Pulwama terror attack when an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a bus carrying the personnel on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district at around 3:15 PM.

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Published Date: February 16, 2019 11:36 AM IST

Updated Date: February 16, 2019 1:12 PM IST