Mumbai commute: Irate travellers take to tracks after engine of Kasara-bound train fails
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Irate commuters on-board a Kasara-bound train took to the tracks after services were disrupted for two hours owing to engine failure and technical glitches.
The engine of a goods train failed at 11.22 am, following which local services from CST to Kasara and Asangaon were cancelled.
Trains heading towards Kasara and Asangaon railway stations were also stalled. “Several students were taking the train to school. They decided to wait until the problem was resolved,” said Shyam Ubale, general secretary, Kalyan -Kasara railway passenger association.
The engine was replaced at 2 pm. Following this, services between Kasara and CST resumed.
“It was a tiring day for the office goers and students, who had no option but to jump on to the tracks. I chose to alight after waiting for 45 minutes and suffocating inside the train,”said Jayesh Patil, 29, who was travelling to CST.
“The engine of the goods train failed near Vasind station. The railway replaced the engine, which took time,”said an officer from Kasara railway station, who did not wish to be identified.