Central, Western Railway services delayed after Mumbai-Nagpur train derails near Asangaon
According to officials, the Kasara and Kalyan section of the suburban railway has been affected.Updated: Aug 29, 2017 11:16 IST
The derailment of the Mumbai-bound Duronto Express has affected the services on the suburban railway. Central Railway officials have stated that the movement of local train between Titwala till Kasara has been affected due to the derailment.
This will affect commuters travelling from far-flung suburbs and towns like Shahapur.
Due to heavy rainfall, the Central Railway mainline services are operating with a delay of 30 minutes and the Harbour line services with a delay of 15 minutes. The local train services on the Western Railway are also operating with a delay of 10 minutes due to heavy rainfall.
There has also been a cascading effect on the local train services between Kalyan to CSMT, which are operating with a 10 to 15 minute delay. This will add to the commuters’ woes, especially during the morning peak hour.
Sunil Udasi, chief public relation officer, Central Railway, said, “Suburban trains from Kasara and Asangaon are running up to Titwala only.”
On the mainline, CSMT-Howrah Gitanjali Express has been diverted via Kalyan-Panvel-Karjat-Pune-Daund-Manmad.
Seven bogies and the engine of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express derailed on Tuesday morning. No injuries to passengers were reported in the accident. The preliminary reason for the derailment seems to be heavy rains that had washed away a portion of the tracks.
Last week, four coaches of a harbour line train heading from Andheri to CSMT had derailed at Mahim. The railways conducted a nine-hour long public hearing into this accident on Monday.
First Published: Aug 29, 2017 09:57 IST