Mumbai: Local trains on Central Railway's main line hit due to technical snag

The Railways diverted the slow local services on the fast line which resulted in bunching delaying the fast trains as well.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Thursday, October 06, 2022, 11:19 PM IST
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Passengers alighted from local train when services were stalled due to the snag | FPJ

Local train services of Central Railway (CR) were disrupted due to a technical snag in the overhead wires on Thursday afternoon. As a result, 22 local services were canceled and several got delayed. Many commuters were forced to alight and were seen walking on the tracks toward the next station.

The technical glitch was reported around 12.30 noon at Sandhurst Road railway station on the 'up' slow line and the problem was rectified by 1.50 pm. “Due to an OHE problem at Sandhurst Road on the 'up' slow line, a few services were held up. 'Up' slow locals were diverted to the 'up' fast line,” said a CR official.

Ramesh Pal, 34, who works as a security guard with a Masjid-based firm said, “My train was halted near Chinchpokli. After waiting for more than 30 minutes I decided to walk because no services were available on the 'up' slow line.”

Meanwhile, Dharavi resident Radha Bai, 45, said, “I boarded a train from Sion at 12.10pm and reached CSMT at 1.30pm.”

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