Mumbai: Causing inconvenience to commuters, suburban services on the Western Railway were on Wednesday disrupted due to a technical snag between Mira Road and Dahisar stations. As per a PTI report, there was a glitch in the overhead wire (OHE). Also Read - New Year 2020: BEST, Western Railways to Run Special Late Night Services Today in Mumbai
The problem was later resolved and the train services on the line were restored. Also Read - Rat Menace in Western Railways: Only 5,457 Caught Despite Spending Rs 1.5 Crore, Reveals RTI
As a result, all Borivali-bound trains were halted because of the problem on UP fast-train line (towards Churchgate) for around 60 minutes from 12.30 PM onwards. Also Read - South Western Railway Recruitment 2019: Over 600 Jobs Announced For Various Posts | Know More Here
The trains running on the fast line had to be were diverted on UP slow lines till the problem was resolved.
“The problem in OHE was rectified at around 1.30 pm and train services restored on the line,” Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer of the Western Railway said.
“Some trains were delayed and some might have been cancelled,” he said.
The Western Railway provides suburban connectivity to areas such as Vasai, Virar, Palghar and Dahanu and at least 35 lakh commuters travel on suburban locals on the zonal railway every day.