Violent protests hit Mumbai’s Western railway line

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 14:29

Mumbai: Police opened fire to quell a
violent crowd protesting at Nallasopara station in the
neighbouring Thane district following a technical snag at a
suburban railway station on the Western line.

"Train services on Western line were delayed by 20-30
minutes after an overhead wire snapped at suburban Borivali
station," Western Railway Public Relation Officer C David

The repairing works were carried out and the wire was
also replaced. But aggressive commuters protested at the
Nallasopora station and shouted slogans against railway
authorities alleging negligence on their part, a railway
police official said.

Police had to open fire to control the agitators, the
official said adding authorities were engaged in bringing the
the situation to normal.

However, no arrest have been made in this connection,
he said.

The protesters disrupted road traffic on the Western
Express highway between Borivali and Mira Road as local trains
were not running as per schedule.

Yesterday rail services on the Western line were
disrupted following a technical snag at suburban Bhayander
station and trains were delayed by over 45 minutes.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 14:29

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