There is something about Mumbai and its people you just cannot describe in a few words. Whenever there is a problem, people unite and face the problem together. That is what makes ‘the spirit of Mumbai’ something of a lore for the outsiders.
The people of Mumbai proved their worth again as a pregnant woman went into labour in a Mumbai local late at night around 10.15 PM. She was on the way to Sion hospital because she was experiencing abdominal pain.
The 22-year-old woman was traveling with her husband from Ambivali to Sion. She started experiencing pains at Thane and it became unbearable by Dadar.
The husband asked for help from the other commuters. They alerted the on-duty police officers and they pulled the chain to halt the train. The doctors posted at the Dadar station came out to help and they delivered a healthy baby girl!
The women commuters also helped the woman deliver the baby. The mother and the baby were then taken to the Sion hospital for further treatment.
The important thing was that even when the train was halted for full 30 minutes, no one complained or grumbled and everyone pitched in and helped the woman deliver her baby.
The incident was so intense that the woman’s husband even forgot his own mother at the station! He found her sitting on the platform after he went back to look for her.
The story is a testament to the spirit of Mumbai. They say life moves so tremendously fast in the Maximum City. But they always have time to help the other people out during times of distress.