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Mumbai: Engine failure affects local trains on Central line

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Mumbai: The local train services on the central railway line were delayed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday morning. This time it was due to an engine failure of a long-distance train. On Wednesday, the local train services between Kalyan and Kasara stations were delayed for more than an hour.

The services were delayed after a Punjab Mail express train halted near Umbermali station on the central line. “The express train halted due to an engine failure. The incident took place at 7:10amand it took at least one and half hour for completing the repair work,” said a central railway official. The commuters were once again delayed in reaching their offices as the local train services were delayed between Kalyan to Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

“My office is located at Nariman Point and I was an hour late to reach office. The delay in local train services has become a daily affair,” said Rohit Chemte, a commuter at Kasara.