CR replaces rail tracks to make your Mumbai train commute safer
The new rails will reduce chances of rail fractures -- tracks developing cracks owing to weather fluctuation -- said officials.Updated: Nov 19, 2017 21:52 IST
The central railway (CR) on Sunday replaced over 3-km long rail tracks between Thane-Mulund and Thane-Vashi sections of the main and trans-harbour lines respectively, to make the commute safer. The mega block imposed for the work, however, inconvenienced commuters.
The new rails will reduce chances of rail fractures -- tracks developing cracks owing to weather fluctuation -- said officials.
“The rails have outlived their life,” said Sunil Udasi, chief spokesperson of CR, adding, “This will go a long way in improving safety as track-related technical glitches will definitely reduce.”
For the work, the CR got new 260-m-long panels from Bhilai-based steel plant in railway wagons. The CR authorities fitted 24 panels of the new rails on the main and trans-harbour lines.
Meanwhile, the suburban services were delayed by at least 20-30 minutes.
First Published: Nov 19, 2017 21:52 IST