Thane: Train Derailment Caused Traffic On Central Railway’s Main Line; Was Disrupted For 45 Mins

by Shreya Rathod
Thane: Train Derailment Caused Traffic On Central Railway’s Main Line; Was Disrupted For 45 Mins

On Sunday, commuters protested at Diva in Maharashtra’s Thane district, which is adjacent to Mumbai, over the detention of an express train following the derailment of a cargo train. This caused traffic on the Central Railway’s main line and it was disrupted for around 45 minutes.

Thane: Central Railway’s Main Line Disrupted For 45 Mins After Train Derailment

On the Panvel-Kalamboli portion of the Palghar district on Saturday afternoon, four wagons of the freight train derailed, according to Mid-day report. According to Dr. Shivraj Manaspure, chief public relations officer for Central Railway, the goods train derailment ahead caused the 12133 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-Mangalore Express to be delayed.

According to him, the express train’s passengers’ unrest at Diva (in Thane district) caused the main line traffic (CSMT-Kalyan route) to be disrupted from 9:05 am to 9:50 am as a result of the express train’s delay. At 9.50 am, after the excitement had subsided, main line traffic was once again resumed.

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Pandhari Kande, a senior officer with the Thane Government Railway Police, alleged that the train was going to be diverted through Pune. Further, the passengers were furious and objected to it. However, services have now been restored and the officials have agreed to the passengers’ request for the train to depart from Panvel.

No Injuries Were Reported

According to the Central Railway, a freight train derailed on Saturday in the Raigad region of Maharashtra, interrupting traffic on the Panvel-Vasai route. Fortunately, the incident didn’t result in any injuries. The goods train, which was leaving Panvel (in Raigad district) for Vasai (in Palghar district), derailed on the Panvel-Kalamboli stretch at roughly 3:05 p.m., according to Central Railway Chief Public Relations Office (CPRO) Shivraj Manaspure.

At least five passenger trains were held after the incident at various locations along the Konkan-Mumbai route. For the train’s progress away from the derailment site, a common route crossover of the Up and Down route at Panvel has been made suitable.

At 7:37 PM, the first Up train, the 12617 Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Express, departed Panvel. The derailment of the goods train has caused at least six trains to be diverted and numerous additional trains to be delayed.

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Although the incident happened on the Panvel-Kalamboli railway line, which also connects to Mumbai and Vasai, Navi Mumbai suburban services between the Panvel-CSMT segment were unaffected.

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