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Mumbai-Pune train line disrupts 8 hours after boulders fall on track

MUMBAI: Rail services on the Mumbai-Pune route were affected for about eight hours early Friday when rocks fell on a train track in the Lonavala-Karjat ghat segment, officials said, but traffic was eventually restored.

The incident happened around 12:50 p.m. on the Up line (towards Mumbai) between Nagnath and Palasdhari in the ghat area, and services were restored at 8:15 a.m., they said.

The Central Railway (CR) claimed on Friday that after rocks fell on a track at Bhor ghat, many trains at the station were stuck for 30 minutes to an hour, disrupting services between Mumbai and Pune. “The incident happened on the line to Mumbai,” said Shivaji Sutar, CR’s senior public relations officer. The Lonavala-Karjat ghat portion consists of three railway lines – Down, Mid and Up.

“Traffic on the affected Up line was restored around 8:15 a.m., after approximately eight hours of effort.” Mail express trains on the Midline were diverted during repair work.”

He further said that a patrolman on duty, Motiram Lobhi, found the rocks on the track and took proper precautions to avoid any untoward incident.

“He acted quickly and used a red signal to stop a banker (locomotive) who was in an area. Following this, he called his superiors and informed them of the event.”

The rocks that had fallen ranged in size from one to two meters. Mr Sutar said a train of boulders had been roped in for the rehabilitation work.

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