Harbour line railway services were thrown out of gear after a goods train was derailed near Kurla station in Mumbai late on January 14 night. No injury was reported in this mishap. Several passengers were stranded either on railway stations or in local trains. However, the authorities managed to resume the operations after two hours of efforts while the complete restoration of the route continued for over four hours.
It was around 11.30 pm on Tuesday when one trolley (set of wheels) of the goods train derailed on the Trombay goods line near Kurla station in Mumbai. The services on Harbour line were completely halted as some portion of the derailed wagon got stuck at the crossover point of the Harbour and Kurla-Trombay goods line. Railway officials were immediately rushed to the spot after receiving information about this derailment. The derailed wagon was removed with the help of another locomotive from the rear end and the services could resume around 1.30 am. However, the work to re-rail the derailed wagon of the goods train completed by 2.45 am. Meanwhile, the Harbour line services were operated normally since the morning of January 15.
Several commuters on Kurla and nearby stations were stranded late at night. Mostly, commuters destined to their homes in Navi Mumbai were stuck for a long time due to this incident. It may be noted that around 14 lakh commuters travel daily on Harbour Line in 750 suburban services operated by Central Railway.
CyerTech Risk Center Analysis:
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