Mumbai: This time it is not the rains due to which the train is running late, it t due to the protest of the commuters at Badlapur station. Below is the gist of the incident which took place today morning:
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Angry Badlapur passengers protested on tracks for a train being late
- The Karjat-bound train arrived 15-25 minutes late today in the morning at Badlapur station.
- There was no technical issue, it was late as it was stuck at a signal at a level crossing near Bhivpuri station.
- The passengers protested on train tracks.
- Trains were not allowed to pass for nearly three hours.
- They were assured from the authority regarding the punctuality in trains services.
- “Passengers at Badlapur allowed train to move at 10:55 on both Up and Down direction, services resumed between Ambernath Karjat,” said central railway PRO on twitter.
- Services beyond Ambernath remained affected and so they were diverted to Karjat-Panvel route.
- Earlier, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “GM DRM, officers directed early morning to help passengers in #Badlapur, sort out their problems. Requesting all not to agitate, all steps taken.”
- The DRM is suppose to meet today to the commuters and resolve their issues.
Rajesh Ghangav, president of Kalyan-Kasara and Karjat Passengers’ Association said, “Most days, we suffer taunts in office for being late because of the problems with the train. There are problems with the signals, snapping of overhead wires or technical snags, however passengers on this line are the ones who bear the brunt. Many of our co passengers in Karjat have demanded that the station authorities give them in writing that trains will not be late henceforth.”
Central Railway has allowed Karjat passengers from Kalyan to travel by 11025 Bhusaval-Pune Express.
Meanwhile railway minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted an appeal to commuters, asking them to stop agitating and directed the general manager and divisional railway manager to Badlapur station.