“After 15 months of service, the rake requires maintenance work. The second AC rake earlier had some technical problems, which have been resolved. Trials on Central Railway have been completed and the rake is with the WR,” said Sunil Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), WR.
General Manager of Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR), Anil Kumar Gupta, speaks to The Indian Express about difficulties faced during flood and steps being taken to prevent waterlogging on tracks.
Within minutes of passing the station, the train, which runs between Mumbai and Kolhapur, could not move ahead and was marooned 3 km from Badlapur station, leading to the mounting of a huge rescue effort on Saturday
After the recent building collapse in Dongri that claimed 13 lives, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced redevelopment of 14,207 cessed buildings under the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority.
While CR officials are yet to ascertain as to why the Mahalaxmi Express came to a halt about 3 km ahead of Badlapur, officials from the Thane disaster management department pointed at a communication lapse.
“New lines approved today will complete the missing links of Metro networks in MMR, resulting in seamless travel,” R A Rajeev, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) commissioner, said.