Mumbai: To avoid disruption of train services in monsoon, WR and CR to raise track height in flood-prone areas


Mumbai: To avoid disruption of train services in monsoon, WR and CR to raise track height in flood-prone areas

In the monsoon season, Mumbai, every year, faces flooding problem due to which train services get disrupted. So, in order to avoid disruption of train services, the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) will raise track height in flood-prone areas.

According to the Indian Express, after incessant rain disrupted suburban train services to Virar in July 2018 as the Vasai-Virar belt witnessed a flood-like situation, the WR on Monday said that there will be special monitoring in the area this monsoon. WR has identified low-lying and flood-prone areas, which include tracks/yards of Grant Road, Prabhadevi (Elphinstone Road), Dadar, Matunga Road-Mahim, Bandra-Khar, Andheri-Jogeshwari, and Vasai-Virar sections, where special monitoring will be done during monsoon.

WR Chief Public Relations Officer Ravindra Bhaker told the Indian Express, “Areas that are below sea-level and where chances of water-logging are high, we have planned to lift the tracks up so that local trains can continue to operate smoothly.  Read More

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