Preliminary probe blames maintenance lapse for delay in train movement in Mumbai

On October 30, train services were badly affected due to a technical fault on a Thane-bound train at Chinchpokli station at around 9.30 pm.

Written by SANTOSHEE GULABKALI MISHRA | Mumbai | Published: November 2, 2015 7:23:40 am

A  preliminary inquiry into delays caused on Central Railway on Friday has indicated negligence by the maintenance department after it emerged that the bolt of a train’s battery was found on the tracks between Byculla and Parel.

There are six bolts on every battery and one bolt was missing on the train.

The inquiry was ordered by Sunil Kumar Sood, general manager of CR, and the two-member committee is expected to submit the report this week. On October 30, train services were badly affected due to a technical fault on a Thane-bound train at Chinchpokli station at around 9.30 pm. The train had halted for two hours between Byculla and Dadar. Passengers travelling on the train had averted a mishap by informing CR officials about a battery that had come loose and was making a sound upon striking against the tracks.

santoshee.mishra@express india.com

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