Mumbai: Rail fracture reported in Govandi; harbour line trains delayed

Rail fractures due to corrosion or development of internal defects over time etc; they can be potential safety hazard.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:08 PM IST
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Mumbai: Rail fractures in Govandi; no injuries reported (Representative Image) |

Local train services on the Harbour Line in Mumbai were once again disrupted during morning rush hours Wednesday due to a rail fracture near Govandi station. Due to this incidence 10 local services of the Harbor line were cancelled and 30 were delayed up to 15 minutes.

"However, it happened in downs direction but due cascading effect several trains of UP direction also affected," said an official adding that two Panvel bound trains were stuck over 30 minutes because this rail fractures. The Harbour Line provides rail connectivity from south Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and Panvel in the adjoining Raigad district. Services on the Harbour Line were also been affected on Tuesday after a local train derailed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai.

On Wednesday, a rail fracture was detected at 7.50 am and the traffic on the line was restored at 8.30 am, Central Railway's chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said, "According to some commuters, crowds in the local trains and on stations swelled as trains were running late by over 30 minutes. Nearly 40 lakh commuters travel daily on the Central Railway routes, including 10 lakh on the Harbour Line."

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