Mumbai train commuters hassled as Harbour line services delayed by 20 minutes
Mumbai city news: A commuter said that their train was stranded at Khandeshawar station for about 30 minutes, and about 4-5 trains were stuck behind it.mumbai Updated: May 27, 2017 14:34 IST
Services on the Harbour line of the Central Railways (CR) in Mumbai have been badly hit due to bunching of Panvel-bound trains ahead of Belapur, which led to suburban services being delayed by at least 20-30 minutes on Thursday morning. This was due to some problem with the overhead wire equipment at Panvel station during peak hours.
Several trains piled up between Belapur to Panvel stations. A commuter said that their train was stranded at Khandeshawar station for about 30 minutes, and about 4-5 trains were stuck behind it. As trains were moving at a snail’s pace, many passengers jumped on tracks and were walking in the scorching heat.
According to railway sources, a damaged “jumper” of the overhead wire on platform number three of Panvel station was responsible for the bunching of trains. It got damaged around 6 am, leaving trains stuck ahead of peak hour.
AK Jain, a CR spokesperson, said that the situation will slowly normalise, though Harbour line services will be running about 12-20 minute late.