Mumbai: An AC local train in Western Railway faced a technical glitch on Monday, when its doors were unable to open at Dadar Railway station. When a Dadar-Virar bound AC train of 9:10 am reached Dadar station, the door-closing mechanism of the train developed a snag. However, the issue did not occur at the next station or throughout the day, so the services continued as normal.
Some commuters who take the train on a regular basis witnessed the incident. A Dadar resident Malcolm Kapadia told The Hindu, “We were waiting on Platform No. 3 near the front coach, the one next to the motorman’s. The train halted and several of us were waiting for the doors to open. There was the usual warning sound indicating the opening and closing of doors, but the doors remained closed,” he said.
“All doors open and close together. After the train left, there were several passengers on the platform who had not been able to board. Some of them even went to the station master’s office,” Kapadia, who regularly takes the same train to Vasai, further said.
According to Western Railway, doors of only two coaches had the problem. “The doors of two coaches of the AC local did not open at Dadar. However, the issue seemed to rectify itself, and at Bandra they worked perfectly,” Sanjay Mishra, divisional railway manager (Mumbai), WR, told The Hindu. A senior railway official also said that since some of the doors opener and some did not. The guard may have not realised the glitch.