New Delhi: In a technical snag near Mahim railway station in Mumbai, all trains would be running late on Friday by about 15-20 minutes. Mumbaikars, who would be taking this line, must leave prior to their normal timings to avoid any inconvenience or delay. Also Read - CBI to Now Need Maharashtra Government's Permission Before Investigating Cases in State
A report said that the fault has been rectified. However, it will take time to bring the traffic on track. Also Read - Sanjay Dutt Emerges Victorious In His Battle With Lung Cancer, Says 'I am Eternally Grateful'
Earlier on March 4, the services of newly flagged 11.28-kilometre second phase of the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail network were brought to a halt for nearly 30 minutes at 12:30 PM due to a technical fault. Following the disruption, around 500 commuters had to be evacuated from the train while the train was sent off to the Wadala depot for repair. Reports suggested that the train was stopped as the thread which was used for garlanding the train, as part of the inaugural process, got entangled somewhere. Travellers had to wait for at least 45 minutes for the next Monorail. Meanwhile, a good number of riders took Mumbai monorail on its Day 1. As per a leading daily, over 27,000 commuters took the train on a public holiday, which the officials thought was “pretty indicative of the possible success of the entire corridor”, TOI reported. Also Read - Former Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse Quits BJP, to Join NCP on Friday