New Delhi, Mar 28: The railway tracks between Badlapur and Ambernath station were seen to be bend due to rise in temperature in Maharashtra and disrupting services. The railway workers were seen repairing the tracks.
Railway official informed that during summer, temperature is very high and because of which railway tracks bend. We keep leaves on the track to maintain coolness of the tracks. Railways is keeping eye on such tracks and taking steps to avoid it.
The repairing of tracks took time due to which trains were halted for longer time. This created inconvenience to the passengers. With summer season started, some parts of the state are witnessing heat wave conditions. On Tuesday Thane recorded 6.5 degrees Celsius which would have lead the temperature of the iron in the tracks at 40 degrees.
During summers, when temperature rise, steel tracks expand meaning they get longer from their usual size. And it sometimes leads to accidents too. In India, summers are very hot forcing people to stay indoor or covering their body with layers of clothes when venturing out. Between the month April to June, heat wave conditions are very prominent in most parts.
Every year hundreds of people died because of heat wave conditions. And with global warming rising, more temperature is expected to rise this year.