Failing to resolve the problem of water pouring in from Parsik hills into a railway tunnel, senior Central Railway officials have decided to invite consultants to solve the issue.
The officials said a consultant based in Nagpur would soon review the cause of water gushing into the tunnel.
The Parsik tunnel is on the main line of CR between Thane and Diva stations. Commuters travelling on this fast line are used to seeing water gushing from the hills into the tunnel and on the roof of trains inside the tunnel.
“Due to the water leakage menace, there is water on the tracks and corrosion due to stagnant water inside the tunnel.
This leakage from Parsik hills has been troubling CR for a long time now,said Amitabh Ojha, Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Division.
“We have approached a specialised agency called Central Mining Institute from Nagpur and have checked their record of resolving such issues,” he added.
The agency has been asked to submit a report on the likely cost of fixing the issue along with alternatives so that the tunnel need not be closed, an official said.