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Commuters suffer because of four-hour mega block on CR

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 28, 2013
First Published: 00:49 IST(28/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:50 IST(28/1/2013)

Commuters on the Central Railway (CR) were inconvenienced by a mega block, with the main and harbour line services being disrupted for four hours owing routine maintenance work on Sunday.

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However, on the Western Railway (WR), the mega block was restricted only to the fifth independent line between Borivli and Goregoan. Barring delay of a few minutes, trains were on schedule.

On the CR, the mega block was between 11.30am and 3.30pm. While the block on the main line was between Kalyan-Thane on the up-line on the fast-track, on the harbour line services between Vadala-Mahim and the up-line between Kurla-CST were suspended. Overcrowded trains on the main line were behind schedule. On the harbour line , services towards Bandra and Andheri were also suspended and CST-bound services were diverted to the main line. Passengers complained that slow line services were behind scheduled till 5pm.


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