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Train delays strand hundreds of commuters

mumbai Updated: Oct 26, 2009 16:36 IST

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Hundreds of Mumbai commuters were stranded on Monday as trains on the busy Central line were delayed by up to 30 minutes, a railway official said, days after a freak accident disrupted sevices for more than a day.

Some motormen, who had been required to work overtime to restore services after the accident, had refused to work, leading to delays said the spokesman for Central Railways, S. Mudgerikar.

Railway authorities were in touch with the unions, he said.

"We are trying to run as many trains as possible. We are trying to make up for the delays and return to normalcy slowly," he told NDTV 24X7 channel.

Local trains, a lifeline in the financial hub, ferry more than six million commuters every day.