Train services in Mumbai restored after derailment

A local train on Friday derailed after its wheels ran off the tracks in between Borivali and Kandivali railway stations here but no one was injured and train services have been restored, Railway police said.

Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 23:43 PM IST

Mumbai: A local train on Friday derailed after
its wheels ran off the tracks in between Borivali and
Kandivali railway stations here but no one was injured and
train services have been restored, Railway police said.

According to police, two wheels of the third coach from
rear of the 12-coach Bhayander-Dadar fast local slipped from
the tracks at 4.15 pm, resulting in at least 10 minutes of
delay in train services.

"It was not a major incident. The rail services on these
tracks were restored by 5.30pm by a team that undertook the
restoration work," Western Railway PRO Nitin Kumar David said.

"The cause of the incident is being investigated," he
said, adding an appropriate action would be taken against the
officials concerned after the probe.

"After the incident, all the trains on the fast track
were diverted to slow line," he said.

In a majority of cases, derailment occurs when there is
something wrong with the tracks. A fractured rail or any
deformity in the alignment may also cause the wheels to fall
off the tracks, the officials added.

PTI