The Central Railways (CR) commemorated the 166th anniversary of India’s first passenger train on Tuesday with disturbances in its train services. In 3 separate incidents, heatwave which has swept across the city threw the railway services into disarray.
According to CR officials, immense heat led to the expansion of the metal tracks between Wadala-Sewri, Kalyan-Ulhasnagar and Diva-Thakurli at different times of the day. As a result, trains were delayed by 20-25 minutes until Tuesday evening while a few were cancelled.
“An urgent maintenance block was undertaken, and we had to destress the rail tracks in these sections,” said a CR official on condition of anonymity. Read More