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Rail fracture disrupts Harbour services

DNMUM394438 | 8/13/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :267



The poor maintenance practices followed by the Central Railway (CR) yet again came to the fore with a rail fracture on the very day when Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu landed in Mumbai. This disrupted the morning peak hours on the CSMT – Panvel Harbour line.
The incident of rail fracture occurred at 7.20 am between Chembur and Tilak Nagar stations on the Down line. Consequently, train services towards Panvel were disrupted, resulting in delay of trains coming in to CSMT. Sources said that the rail fracture was a tricky one as there is garbage dumped close to the tracks. The CR cancelled around 40 services through the day while trains ran more than 10 minutes late. It took more than an hour for the authorities to rectify
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