Mumbai: The local train services on Mumbai’s harbour line were affected during the peak hours on Tuesday owing to an engine breakdown, stated a report. Commuters faced hardships as the trains running on this line were reported to be at least 20 minutes late.
The engine breakdown which happened at Kurla railway station at around 2.45 PM was rectified at 3:15 PM on Tuesday, added the report. In the meantime, the train services to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT) and Panvel came to a standstill. The 20-minute delay in these train services is expected to continue till Tuesday evening. Earlier in the day, a senior central railway official informed about the engine failure of a goods train near Kurla railway station in Mumbai, as per a report.
Notably, on Sunday, the local train services in Mumbai on both the Main and Harbour lines were disrupted for around five hours owing to a mega block announced by the Central Railways. The purpose of this Mega block was to ensure infrastructure upkeep and safety of passengers. In an advisory, the Central Railways requested the passengers to follow safety precautions like avoiding footboard and the rooftop while travelling and not to board extremely overcrowded trains.