New Delhi: Scores of passengers were seen stranded at Dombivali railway station following a four-hour megablock by the Central Railway on Dombivali-Kalyan section on Wednesday. As per the reports Dombivali platform was also fully packed in the morning as two trains got cancelled due to the block, which was carried out for launching girders for the new FOB at Thakurli railway station.
People working in private companies had a harrowing time as no special train was running between Dombivli to CST. Besides, Central Railways had also diverted some mail, express and passenger trains during the block. These included– 11011 LTT- Hazur Sahib Nanded Express, 16339 CSMT-Nagercoil Express and 17031 Hyderabad-CSMT-Hyderabad Express.
To vent out their anger, angry mob even ‘gheroed’ deputy station master’s office and reportedly asked him the reason for not running special train despite a promise by Central Railway.
After the ruckus, the Railway ran special trains that gave some relief to the passengers. “We have already run two special trains and in sometime some more trains will be run”, Shivaji Sutar, chief public relation officer of CR told Times of India.
Generally, the Central and Western Railway carry out maintenance work of rail racks and other related work on Sundays. While the Central Railway’s block is called ‘Mega Block’, the one for Western Railway is called ‘Jumbo Block’.