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Rail fracture near Boisar disrupts Mumbai traffic after gatemen notice crack

Mumbai-bound trains were halted for around 25 minutes, but traffic is now slowly getting back to normal.

mumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2018 18:07 IST
Ram Parmar
Ram Parmar
Hindustan Times
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The fracture could have occurred due to low temperatures in the area, said a Western Railway spokesperson.(HT photo)

Mumbai-bound trains were halted for around 25 minutes after two gatemen noticed a rail fracture near the Umroli road station in Boisar on Saturday around 4.15 pm. Traffic is now slowly getting back to normal.

The two – identified as Rahul and Gangadhar – alerted the traffic department immediately, following which the maintenance staff was rushed to the site.

A western railway (WR) spokesperson, said, “The rail fracture was fixed by undertaking a joint and the faulty track will be replaced after a small mega block. It could have occurred due to low temperatures in the area.”

The WR will issue appreciation certificates to the two gatemen in the due, he added.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 18:07 IST