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Roof of Metro coach leaks as Mumbai witnesses downpour

The roof of a Mumbai Metro train coach started leaking water after heavy rains on Wednesday. The roof of a Mumbai Metro train coach started leaking water after heavy rains on Wednesday.
Written by Sagnik Chowdhury | Mumbai | Posted: July 3, 2014 11:17 am

In less than a month of being commissioned for public use, the roof of a Mumbai Metro train coach started leaking water after heavy rains, the season’s first downpour, on Wednesday.

The Reliance Infrastructre-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) took the affected train out of operations and sent it to the workshop. A spare train was used to ply on the line instead.

An MMOPL spokesperson said, “Out of 16 trains in service, one of the train’s air-condition unit reportedly malfunctioned during heavy showers. The train has been replaced with a train that was kept stand-by to ensure no impact on services. The train shall join in for regular run from tomorrow.”

The 16 trains of four coaches each have come from CSR Nanjing, a Beijing-based company.

The entire Metro system, including the rolling stock, has been scrutinised by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation under the Ministry of Railways, and the Commissioner of Railway Safety under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

The 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro was opened for public use on June 8.

Besides the leakage, operations on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro remained largely unaffected.

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