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Thane Due to the cancellation and rescheduling of trains going towards Konkan, a piquant situation prevailed here in the early hours on Wednesday when scores of commuters were stranded at Diva station on Central R

ailway following cancellations and re- scheduling of trains, Thane railway police said.

Konkan- bound passengers for Ganesh festival have been stuck at the Diva station for long hours on account of major land slides and disruption of train services on the Konkan railway. As the crowed swelled, tempers ran high and irate commuters blocked the services of the outgoing trains at Diva at about 4 am this morning, police said.

Later the situation returned to normal after commuters budged following the intervention of railway and police officials.

The services resumed after about an hour and the railways made arrangements for passengers in other available trains.

In view of the commotion, additional police force was rushed to Diva to maintain law and order, they added.

However, there was no loss or damage to any property.

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