Despite continuous cleaning of drains, culverts and nullahs between Matunga and Kurla, this year too, waterlogging was there on tracks. Fact remains that the trains did not stop. However, waterlogging did slow down the speed and delayed services. For addressing this issue, the Central Railway (CR) will now build a sluice gate in between their drains on this belt to control the flow of water on rail tracks.
The gate is currently being designed by CR engineers and will be 9 square metre in size. The railways want the gate to be light so that it is quick to shut and will not require too much power.
“We found out that while our drains were clean, the water wasn’t draining out into the main drains outside our premises,” said a senior CR official. The railway drains are at a lower level than the ones on roads, ones maintained by the BMC. These culverts bypass the rail tracks from west to east before flowing into the seas. Read More
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