Thousands of office-goers faced difficulties on Central Railway on Monday as services were disrupted owing to rail fracture during the morning.
The rail fracture between Byculla and Chinchpokli stations delayed suburban services by at least 20-25 minutes during Monday morning peak hours. It led to heavy rush on trains and huge crowds at stations.
According to railway sources, the rail fracture was spotted on Dadar-bound slow track at around 7.56am and this made the railway officials stop trains on the route for 20 minutes before the track was reopened for traffic at 8.16am. The incident, however, led to bunching of trains that affected the CR schedule.
Commuters complained that trains piled up from CST to Curry Road station and it was taking them at least 15-20 minutes more to reach Dadar. Several office-goers faced late mark in the office as suburban trains are considered the lifeline of Mumbai.
Both CR and WR ferry 75 lakh commuters operating over 2,900 services every day. Even disruption of 10-15 minutes, leads to heavy rush on trains and disruption during rush hours means trouble for commuters. CR spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that train service will normalise soon.