Mumbai: Thousands of passengers on the Panchvati Express were taken aback as they watched the engine of their train move on, leaving them stranded in their coaches near Kalyan station on Tuesday. However, the Central Railway authorities denied the occurrence of any such incident.
A commuter on a local train spotted the happening and informed the loco pilot about it. “The engine was then stopped and the coaches reattached,” said the commuter who did not wish to be named. However, a railway official said no such incident had been reported to them in the past two days. “There was a problem on the Panchavati Express (Nasik Road-Mumbai), which was halted between Kalyan and Thakurli following a malfunction shortly before 10 am. Engine pressure dropped after a pipe broke. The train resumed its journey after 15 minutes,” said an official.
Around the same time, the Rajya Rani Express (Manmad-Mumbai) too was held up at Kalyan station. A CR source blamed engine failure for the delay, but CR senior public relations officer AK Jain denied this was the case.