Mumbai local train services paralysed due to over-head electric wire snap
Thousands of commuters rushing to their workplaces were stuck as the suburban trains
All local train services and long-distance train services were paralyzed after an overhead electric (OHE) wire reportedly snapped near Borivali station in Mumbai on Monday morning.
Western Railways have informed that due to the OHE breakdown between Dahisar and Borivali station, all local trains (UP) are running late by 10 to 15 minutes.
Taking to Twitter, Western Railway wrote, "Due to Overhead Electric Wire breakdown between Dahisar – Borivali @ 5.50 hrs all UP through trains is being diverted through UP local line. UP fast locals delayed by 15 min. Restoration work is in progress and will be completed soon. Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted."
Thousands of commuters rushing to their workplaces were stuck as the suburban trains – the lifeline of Mumbai used by 85-lakh people daily in the southern direction were stranded.
A majority, including women, were seen jumping down on the tracks and hiking it out to the nearest station Dahisar or Borivali, waiting for the resumption of services.
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