Here is Central Railway’s clarification on damaged rail track being ‘fixed’ with cloth


Here is Central Railway’s clarification on damaged rail track being ‘fixed’ with cloth

After a video of railway employees “tying” a fractured piece of track with a cloth is doing rounds on social media sites, Central Railway officials made a clarification that the cloth was only used as a marker.

A rail fracture was reported between the suburban Govandi and Mankhurd stations on the Harbour Line at 6.32 PM. It was repaired within half an hour.

Mnau on social media sites claimed that a piece of cloth was used to tie up the fractured part. Railway officials clarified that the cloth only marked the point of fracture, and it was not used to bridge the crack.

“The fish plate was intact….since paint does not stick in the rain, the cloth was put as marking instead of paint….safety was not compromised at all,” a statement by the Central Railway said. Read More

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