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Train trouble: Blocks on all 3 lines, crowded stations inconvenience Mumbaiites

Mumbai city news: Commuters said the railway should consider holding blocks on Saturdays, not Sundays

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2017 16:27 IST
A block between Borivli and Andheri lasted from 10.35 am to 03.35 pm on the slow line.
A block between Borivli and Andheri lasted from 10.35 am to 03.35 pm on the slow line.(HT File Photo)

Commuters on the Western, Central and Harbour lines were majorly inconvenienced owing to a mega block conducted to carry out maintenance work on Sunday.

A block between Borivli and Andheri lasted from 10.35 am to 03.35 pm on the slow line. There were also blocks between Vidyavihar and Diva on the central line and between Kurla and Vashi on the harbour line.

“People tend to take their families on trips on Sundays. Travelling by a local train is a major hassle. Bocks on all three lines result in overcrowding at stations.The railways should consider conducting maintenance work on Saturdays and not Sundays,” said Shashi Anand a Goregaon resident.

Railway authorities said time constraints prevent them from holding blocks on Saturdays.