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Mumbai: Restoration work underway after a train derailed at Dadar

Highlights

  • Three coaches of the Dadar-Puducherry Chalukya Express had derailed near Matunga station
  • The train had a minor collision with Mumbai CSMT Gadag Express
  • Services of both the trains have been cancelled

Train services were on Saturday affected in the Mulund area of Maharashtra after a collision between the Dadar-Puducherry Chalukya Express and Mumbai CSMT Gadag Express on Friday. Three coaches of the Dadar-Puducherry Chalukya Express had derailed near Matunga station in Mumbai after a minor collision with Mumbai CSMT Gadag Express.

Commenting on the situation, a Central Railway official on Saturday said some services will be terminated in Mulund. 

“Some services will be terminated in Mulund. Passengers will be able to move by road. Two of the three derailed coaches have been rerailed. Down and Up local lines are functional and services are normal.”

“We expect to clear the Up through-line within an hour. Down through line will take some more time to be restored,” said Anil Kr Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway.

Meanwhile, Dadar-Puducherry Express and CSMT-Gadag Express have been cancelled.

Central Railway officials said that the passengers of cancelled trains can claim refunds from the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) centres for the next three days.

“Passengers of cancelled trains can claim refunds from any PRS centres for the next three days,” said Shivaji M Sutar, CPRO, Central Railways, Mumbai.

Some of the trains arriving at Mumbai were also terminated at Dadar station.

The Central Railways further informed that the suburban trains on Saturday will move as per the holiday schedule on the mainline only. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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