Six injured as suburban train derails in Mumbai
Mumbai: Four coaches of a suburban train derailed near Mahim station on the Harbour Line on Friday, wounding six passengers and affecting rail traffic on the Wadala-Andheri section, a railway police official said. Those injured included four women. All six commuters have been admitted to Sion hospital, I B Sarode, senior inspector of the Wadala Railway Police Station said.
The local train, which started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, was on its way to Andheri station when a problem was detected near Mahim in the overhead equipment that supplies power to the locomotive, a railway official said.
Following the problem, the train was being shifted to another track when its four front coaches derailed while reversing around 9:55 am, Western Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhatkar said.
Efforts were on to put the coaches back on the track as soon as possible, he said. "Restoration of 4 coaches of CSMT-Andheri Dn Harbor local expected in 3 hrs," Western Railway said in a tweet.
Train movement on the Wadala-Andheri section was affected due to the mishap. However, services on the Western Railway suburban corridor (Churchgate-Virar section), which also runs through Mahim, remained unaffected, Bhatkar said.