Two Western Railway trains collide in Mumbai Central yard
WR spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that further precautions would be taken to ensure no repeat of the incident
In a freak mishap, two local trains on Western Railway (WR) were involved in a side collision at Mumbai Central car shed on Thursday evening, resulting in one railway worker being injured. He is recuperating in hospital.
However, there were no repercussions on services as the incident occurred inside the yard.
WR spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that further precautions would be taken to ensure no repeat of the incident.
Sources said that trains inside yards run at below 5kmph and are not driven by traditional motormen.
WR's railway car sheds and workshop has been working 24x7 to maintain the fleet of suburban trains even when they are not in operation. "It is important to keep all trains in ready condition and hence maintenance and upkeep activities have been on at the workshop even during the lockdown period," a senior official said.
Keep scrolling to read more news
Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and a complete guide from food to things to do and events across Mumbai. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.
Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe