Irked commuters block CR services
To protest the irregular services on the Central Railway line, commuters held two separate rail rokos on Friday at Asangaon and Vasind, blocking a long-distance train.
While Western Railway (WR) recovered from Tuesday’s downpour by Wednesday morning, services on Central Railway (CR) are still limping back to normalcy. Only one line, that used by long distance trains, is functional. Local trains are plying between Kalyan and Titwala, and Kasara and Asangaon. Thus, those boarding from Vasind are forced to go all the way to Titwala.
This has been the state since the derailment of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express on August 29. A protest was held at Vasind from 7.50 am to 8.15 am, and at Asangaon from 8.30 am to 8.45 am.
The Railway Police and local police came and disbursed the crowd.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) had warned the railways of the situation going out of hand on Wednesday. In a letter sent to the Railways on August 30, GRP said there was tremendous resentment among the public about the quality of train services. Any delay/cancellation of train services could lead to law and order problems.
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