Mumbai: Thousands stranded as local trains services affected

  • Prajakta Chavan Rane, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2014 15:50 IST

Central Railway (CR) train services in Mumbai were affected on Tuesday morning after the engine of Pushpak Express failed between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Masjid Bunder stations at 8:32am.

All the fast train corridor services were diverted to the slow lines from CST to Matunga, resulting in bunching of trains in both the corridors. Thousands of people were troubled as it occurred in peak morning hours.

Confirming the failure, CR public relation officer AK Singh said, “The fast services are diverted to the slow track due to the engine failure between CST-Matunga.”

The commuters complained that all the trains were about 30 minutes late and were running at snail's pace. Subsequently, it took them double the time to cover same distance.

“This has become regular harassment by railways to commuters, everyday there is some or the other failure, which causes major inconvenience to commuters. Officials should look for the causes and ensure better maintenance,” said Lata Argade commuter activist.

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