This Article is From Oct 12, 2020

Mumbai Trains Partially Restored Amid Outage, Commuters Walk On Tracks

The Mumbai local trains ferry an estimated 80 lakh people every day.

Visuals from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.


The local train services in Mumbai came to a halt briefly today due to a power grid failure in the city, affecting millions of commuters who rely on the railway system. The power supply was hit due to Tata Power's incoming supply failure, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said.

The Central Railways later said its Harbour Line was restored around 11am and that its engineers were in touch with the power grid experts. In a tweet, it appealed to commuters to not panic and asked them to no walk on tracks.

Trains between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Panvel on Harbour Line resumed around shortly after 12 pm. We're trying to restore services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Kalyan, Karjat, Kasara, a Central Railway Public Relations Officer said. Long-distance trains from Mumbai have been rescheduled and incoming trains are being regulated, the official said.

The Mumbai local trains, often referred to as the city's lifeline, ferry an estimated 80 lakh people every day. Three distinct systems – the Central Line, Western Line, and the Harbour Line – together form the city's overall train commuter service.