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Major incident averted! Mumbai local train derails at CSMT; Harbour line services affected

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: On 26 July, Tuesday major accident averted, no injuries reported as a local train derailed this morning at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, affecting suburban services on the Harbor Line. Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway said that no one was injured in the accident. The incident took place on Tuesday morning at around 9.40 am at platform number one of CSMT.

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No one was injured, Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said.

According to Shivaji Sutar, a trolley of a Panvel-bound train derailed when it was going in the opposite direction and turned towards the open side of the platform. He told that one of the 12 coaches of the train climbed on the edge of the platform.

Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said that train services on the Harbor line will be affected for the next few hours. This line connects South Mumbai with Navi Mumbai and Panvel in Raigad district. After the accident, trains going on this railway line have been stopped. Work is going on to derail the railway coaches. Rail traffic will be normalized after derailing the rail coaches.

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The local trains are considered as the lifeline of Mumbai. Nearly 40 lakh commuters travel daily on the Central Railway routes, including 10 lakh on the Harbour Line.
Sutar said the Panvel-bound train was given a green signal, but it moved in the opposite direction.

Some of the suburban services are likely to remain cancelled due to unavailability of the platform. Also, some trains will be short-terminated at Wadala station and operated from there, he said. “Suburban services on the Main Line are running as per schedule,” the official said. The Main Line connects CSMT in south Mumbai to neighbouring Thane city, Kalyan, Kasara and Khopoli.

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