Mumbai’s suburban rail services of the Central Railway were hit after a tree fell on the platform at Mulund station
Mumbai: The suburban services of the Central Railway were affected briefly this morning after some branches of a tree fell on a platform cover and a local train standing at Mulund station, a senior official said.
The train services were restored within half an hour, the official added.
"Due to strong winds, a few branches of a tree located outside the Mulund station, fell on the cover over platform (CoP) and got entangled with the pantograph of a stationary local. The incident took place before 7 am," chief spokesperson of Central Railway Sunil Udasi said.
"Our team of engineers and other staff removed the branches and restored the wires. The suburban services resumed within a half an hour and there was no major impact on the operations," he added.
The tree was trimmed following the incident, Udasi said, adding that before the onset of monsoon, the Central Railway had trimmed several trees standing along the railway tracks.
Mumbai is limping back to normalcy after heavy rains lashed the city bringing walls down.
A wall collapse in Mumbai’s Malad left over 25 dead and scores injured. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) set up a team of experts to investigate the incident.
The team comprises experts from IIT Bombay and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and has been asked to submit a report within 15 days.
A senior official of the BMC's hydraulic engineering department will also be part of the team, which will submit its report to the civic chief.
According to the official, a notice has been issued to the contractor, who had constructed the wall. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had already ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Meanwhile, people whose shanties were either washed away or flattened after the wall collapse, have demanded that they should be rehabilitated.
These shanties were built on the forest land and the residents have been living there for the last several years.
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Last Updated Jul 6, 2019, 1:36 PM IST