Trains on Mumbai’s harbour line delayed after man abandons bicycle close to rail tracks
Trains were running 10 minutes behind schedule during morning rush hours on Mondaymumbai Updated: Mar 26, 2018 11:11 IST
A CSMT-bound train was forced to halt for around 10 minutes between Juinagar and Sanpada railway stations on Monday morning, as an abandoned bicycle was lying very close to the tracks.
Railway officials said that around 7.40 am, an unidentified man was crossing the tracks with his bicycle and almost met with an accident. He managed to escape unhurt, but he did not come back and left behind his cycle very close to the track. “Anticipating an accident, the motorman halted the train and had to wait till the bicycle was removed from the spot,” said a railway official, who did not wish to be named.
As a result, all trains on the line heading towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus were running 10 minutes behind schedule during the morning peak hours. By 10.30am, trains were back on schedule.