Suburban rail services disrupted

Massive waterlogging near Chunabhatti,Kurla and Koparkhairne station Tuesday forced Central Railway to suspend operations for over three hours on the Harbour line.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 24, 2013 2:23:53 am

Massive waterlogging near Chunabhatti,Kurla and Koparkhairne station Tuesday forced Central Railway to suspend operations for over three hours on the Harbour line. Railway officials said water was reported eight inches above the tracks. As many as 50 services were cancelled on the Harbour line.

“Due to heavy and continuous rain in Mumbai suburb,harbour line services between CST and Mankhurd were suspended from 1415 hours to 1709hours,” said a CR spokesperson. Services were running late by at least half an hour.

Tracks between Kurla to Matunga were also reported to be waterlogged though services were running. Twenty-eight services were cancelled on CR main line after waterlogging was reported at Kurla,Sion,Vikhroli and Thane. Around 10 services were cancelled on the Western line due to signal failures at Jogeshwari,Bandra and Dadar.

BEST undertaking ran 16 extra services from Wadala to CBD Belapur and 13 from Kurla. In total,BEST 69 extra services. BEST buses were diverted at Hindmata,Sion,Gandhi Market near Maheshwari Udyan,Elphinstone railway station. One bus broke down at Deonar,said a BEST spokesperson.

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