Around 400 passengers protested at the Mankhurd railway station on Saturday that led to delays in trains running between Mankhurd and Navi Mumbai by 10 to 15 minutes, said a Government Railway Police (GRP) official. The passengers started agitating after the railway authorities failed to restart services for a CST to Mankhurd-bound train, which has not been running for four months owing to water-logging on the tracks. “The services were closed after it was declared that the tracks are unsafe during monsoons.
The passengers were agitated because it was not started even after monsoons got over. However, the tracks are safe now and we will soon initiate the services,” said an official. The GRP have registered a complaint against the agitators. No railway property was damaged during the protest.