Overhead cable snaps at Sandhurst Road, CR promises to fix glitches in a week
Central Railway (CR) has promised to fix glitches arising from the service’s power upgrade to 25,000 volt earlier this month. Last week, CR faced three failures in one day along the Main and Harbour lines.
Railway officials examine the snapped wire. Pic/Datta Kumbhar
On Saturday too, an over head cable (OHE) snapped at Sandhurst Road around 9 am. Due to this, three services were cancelled and the train schedule remained affected till 4 pm.
CR authorities said they would replace old OHE cables, clips (which bind the OHE cables to the train’s pantograph), level track gradients and even lower the height of the train by chipping the wheels to ensure such incidents are minimised.