अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
Home » India » Mumbai: Monorail trains come face-to-face due to technical glitch

Mumbai: Monorail trains come face-to-face due to technical glitch

By Newsd
Updated on :
Mumbai: Monorail trains come face-to-face due to technincal toil
Image source: FirstPost

On Saturday evening, two trains on the Mumbai monorail came face to face, however, no casualty was reported. As a picture of two trains was shared on social media, it led to speculations that it was just about to collide. And there was no clear idea of how the incident happened or where the trains were headed.

Nevertheless, the trains which were going in opposite directions ended up travelling on the same track near Chembur. Reports suggested that it was a narrow escape as the drivers managed to prevent an accident just in time. Later the Mumbai Monorail spokesperson cleared that it was not a near collision. He said that while one train had stopped midway on the track due to a technical snag, the other was sent for rescuing any stranded passengers.

“Due to a power failure, a monorail stopped midway at a platform in Chembur. All passengers deboarded at the platform from the rear gate. In the meantime, a rescue train also arrived on the same track to rescue passengers trapped but that was not used,” said the spokesperson.

The power failure on monorail track in the city led to an emergency evacuation of coaches at Chembur station in the evening. Passengers who were inside the rake that suffered power failure were helped out using the keys of the monorail staff.

Monorail in Mumbai was launched in 2014, was built as part of a major expansion of public transport in the city. It runs on an 8.93-kilometre route from Chembur to Wadala.