Eleven people, including two women, suffered minor injuries when a local train overshot and hit the buffers at the Andheri station platform number six.
This also derailed the third coach from the motorman’s end, disrupting Andheri-bound train services on both the Western and Harbour lines. The injured were taken to Cooper Hospital at Vile Parle (West).
The incident happened at 6.10 pm when an Andheri-bound train from Churchgate hit the buffers on the platform.
Western Railway (WR) officials declined to comment on the incident. “The matter would be investigated and only then will we be able to know the prima facie cause,” said G Pillai, Divisional Railway Manager, WR.
“Andheri-bound trains on the Harbour line were terminated at Bandra,” said WR chief PRO, S Gupta. Harbour line services were delayed by around 10 minutes due to this incident.
Meanwhile, around 100 women from women’s groups, including widows, staged a rail roko at Kandivli station. Railway officials said that they were demanding for housing from the state government.
The up local line towards Churchgate was blocked between 12.25 pm and 12.43 pm. Railway officials had no advance notice of the incident. At least five trains were delayed, but no vandalism was reported. At Ghatkopar station a local train was held up for about five minutes as officials said a large group of widows headed to Mantralaya were boarding the train.