- Trains ran 15-20 minutes late in morning rush hour
- Passengers in Thane's Badlapur protested on tracks, causing delays
- Protestors said they wanted to draw attention to daily problems
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu appealed for cooperation as the police went to the location of the protests to clear the tracks.
The morning's demonstration began at about 5:30 am when a train pulled in 20 minutes later at the Badlapur station in Thane. Passengers stepped onto the tracks, cutting them off for trains.
GM DRM,officers directed early morning to help passengers in #Badlapur,sort out their problems.Requesting all not to agitate,all steps taken— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 12, 2016
By 11 am - much after rush hour ended, the trains were back on schedule.
"What began as a minor protest, quickly grew into a full-blown agitation as the crowd grew. Commuters got down on tracks and stopped trains in both direction, raising slogans against the Central Railway (CR) administration over their inability to run trains on time," reported mid-day.