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Mumbai: Bird hits overhead wire, metro rail services affected

According to a commuter, a loud sound was heard in the Versova-bound metro train that left from Ghatkopar station around 3.05 pm and was about to reach Jagruti Nagar station.

Mumbai metro rail, metro rail services in mumbai, metro rail services hit, mumbai metro services hit, mumbai news, indian expressThe train was taken out of service for inspection, said MMOPL spokesperson. (Representational image)

Metro services were affected for a brief period on Saturday afternoon after a bird hit an overhead wire of the rake operating between Versova and Ghatkopar.

According to a commuter, a loud sound was heard in the Versova-bound metro train that left from Ghatkopar station around 3.05 pm. The incident happened while the train was about to reach Jagruti Nagar station. The train was brought to a halt and the commuters were evacuated. The rake has been sent to the metro car depot.

A Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) spokesperson said, “The overhead equipment (OHE) between Ghatkopar and Jagruti Nagar was impacted and a Versova-bound train came to a temporary halt at 3.07 pm. The commuters from the train were safely evacuated at Jagruti Nagar station as a precautionary measure, and the train was taken out of service for inspection. The issue has been resolved now. Train services are back to normal.”