Mumbai Locals: Rains disrupt Central Railway services


The Central Railways in Mumbai on Tuesday saw delays due to rains and subsequent water logging on railway tracks, with fast trains on the line running as much as, over half an hour late. Even slow trains are running with a delay of about 15 minutes. There have also been announcements made with the Railways requesting the passengers to only travel if it’s extremely necessary to travel by trains, or otherwise avoid travelling by the locals altogether.

Central Railways announced on Twitter that there has been water logging at Mankhurd, Vidyavihar, Thane, Vikroli and Bhandup, due to which Central Railways main and harbour line train services have been affected. CR has also advised BEST to arrange extra buses to ply on routes, for the convenience of the passengers who commute on the disrupted routes. Services have also been disrupted on the Western Line, with Andheri, Borivali, Jogeshwari, being the worst affected stations.

On Monday, commuters had to face excessive inconvenience as services were disrupted on the Western Railways due to the theft of a battery box from Mahim station. Trains were delayed for as many as 90 minutes, even as millions of commuters travelling during peak office hours, were stranded on stations, due to the theft. The ever busy Western line had come to a grinding halt, after the Railways announced that all train services on the fast and slow corridors in both directions had been stopped due to a technical snag at Dadar.

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