Thane: Foreign object on overhead wire halts train services between Kalyan-Vithalwadi

This is not the first time foreign objects hanging on the overhead wires have caused disruption in local traffic.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:05 AM IST
article-image
Thane: Foreign object on overhead wire halts train services between Kalyan-Vithalwadi | File Photo

Services on Central Railway (CR) main line were disrupted on Monday afternoon for at least 20 minutes after a piece of cable was found hanging on the overhead wire between Kalyan and Vitthalwadi stations.

The incident was reported at 1.55 pm by the control room and the section was cleared at 2.15 pm after the foreign object was removed, according to a CR senior officer.

Once alerted, officials immediately rushed to the site and removed it after establishing an emergency traffic block in the affected section. Train services on the CR section were halted between Kalyan and Vitthalwadi till 2.15 pm.

This is not the first time foreign objects hanging on the overhead wires have caused disruption in local traffic.

Between June 13, 2020 to August 26, at least 10 such incidents of foreign objects hanging on the overhead wires have been reported in the suburban section, resulting in delay of upto 20 minutes and around two dozen trains being cancelled.

Chief PRO of Central Railway Shivaji Sutar appealed to citizens and commuters to be careful and help the Railways avoid this type of situation.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Realtors accept cash for flats, association denies

Mumbai: Realtors accept cash for flats, association denies

Sheena Bora murder trial: Used fabricated marriage certificate to get rental flat with Sheena, says...

Sheena Bora murder trial: Used fabricated marriage certificate to get rental flat with Sheena, says...

Mumbai: 10 pm deadline for Uddhav Thackeray Dussehra rally

Mumbai: 10 pm deadline for Uddhav Thackeray Dussehra rally

Navi Mumbai: Traffic arrangements for Goddess Durga immersion on October 5

Navi Mumbai: Traffic arrangements for Goddess Durga immersion on October 5

Mumbai: Soon, new height gauge to minimise damage to King’s Circle bridge

Mumbai: Soon, new height gauge to minimise damage to King’s Circle bridge