Major Landslide disrupted Mumbai-Pune railway line on June 26.

  • Introduction

Landslides are very common and occur in India during Monsoon season. Landslide leads to severe disruptions such as roadway closures, loss of property value, disruption of transportation routes, medical costs in the event of injury which may affect organizations.

Similarly a major landslide was reported on Mumbai-Pune railway line near the Monkey Hill on June 26. The incident took place in morning at 10.30 am between Thakurwadi and Monkey station in lonavala. However, this landslide led to railway track fracture which disrupted railway service on this and adjoining routes. Railways were affected severely till the time of debris clearance and track repairing work which almost took a day.

  • Impact

-Many long distance trains were halted at their point due to landslide.

– Chennai express which runs from Mumbai was stopped at Thakur wadi stations.

– All local trains towards Lonavala- Khandla-Pune were delayed by 2 – 3 hours.

– Konark express and other daily running trains were diverted

– This train delays provoked traffic jam on Lonvala route as commuters decided use roadways.

  • Conclusion

Predominantly business environments can become severely unfavorable for operating a business during such unpredictable natural disasters. The organizations in affected areas should be considering them in their preparedness plans. Planning business operations during such condistions can help to prevent infrastructure damage, personal injuries, continuity disruptions and also shorten recovery periods.

The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident with moderate impact. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Earthquake, Landslide, Tsunami and Tsunami Bulletin under the ‘Geophysical’ category at Pan India label.

About CyberTech-

CyberTech Risk center reports Pan India incidents. It covers every significant global incident by Collaborating with NC4, a world leader in providing risk management solutions. CyberTech has a team of expert analysts and a high-tech data mining engine, through which it has access to humongous amount of data. Data sources include Media, Social Media/Crowd Sourcing, Public Domain – including Government advisories and websites, special access to USGS data for real-time/predictive information on natural disasters etc.

CyberTech analysts meticulously filter all the information to find out the exact information that is relevant to the client. The information is not just compiled, but is thoroughly interpreted and analysed to understand the probable impact on the client. The client thus gets accurate, relevant and quick information/news so that it has ample time to act and mitigate the probable risk. It thus saves a lot of time and effort for the security department of the client organization. Besides, more importantly, it helps the department ensure business continuity and employee and asset safety in a better manner.

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