Commuters in Mumbai already facing a tough time due to the ongoing strike by BEST employees were left stranded due to a crack on the harbour line track of its suburban rail network. The crack was spotted by a keyman between Kurla and Tilak Nagar stations.
The services were shut from 9:17 am to 9:32 am when the Central Railway track maintenance department sent a team to fix the rail fracture. The services were restored on the line at 9:35 am.
Central Railway Public Relation Officer A K Jain said that the services were delayed for 10-15 minutes and restored by 9.35 am.
Meanwhile, the Railway has decided to reward the motorman whose timely action averted a big accident, ANI reported. Mukesh Kumar, the keyman, noticed a crack in the rail line and forewarned the motorman of the Panvel up local towards CSMT station.