Damaged coaches attended on high priority basis
Western Railway decides to run a special rake for Mumbai Central Ahmedabad Shatabdi express after it was rendered unsafe and unusable in the recent heavy rainfall in Mumbai section. The special rake will be planned on temporary basis to run this train.
In the recent heavy rainfall across Mumbai on 9th and 10th July, 2018 the rail traffic on this route and infrastructure was severely affected. Water logging at many places especially at Nallasopara caused heavy damage to coaches and tracks. Train no. 12009 and 12010 Mumbai Central– Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express which was upgraded under Project Swarna was water logged and was rendered unsafe and unusable. Therefore, a special rake has been planned on temporary basis to run this train.
The press release issued by Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway states “To ensure continuous service to the passengers along this route, Western Railway has planned to run a special rake for Train No. 12009/12010 Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express on 13th July, 2018. The special rake is a mixed composition of 3 AC Chair Car Executive Class, 2 AC Chair Car, 1 Anubhuti Coach and 12 AC 3-Tier coaches in lieu of chair cars”.
It further states that Passengers on Seat No. 73 to 78 from C-1 to C-12 will have change of seat/coach numbers and will be accommodated in coaches C-11 to C-12. Passengers who have registered their mobile numbers at the time of reservation will be advised through SMS.
The water logged chair car coaches are being attended at top priority at Coach Care Centre at Mumbai Central with assistance from Lower Parel Workshop and will be reintroduced in service in a phased manner after thorough checking of all safety aspects and passenger amenities.
Adequate number of senior officers and concerned staff will be available in the train to assist the passengers about their new seat numbers. Onboard Travelling Ticket Examiners will also guide passengers accordingly.