MUMBAI PROTEST : SUBURBAN TRAIN STATUS
Suburban train services were disrupted at Mumbai for two days due to the bandh called by Dalit outfits in the state. Following are the updates of Mumbai suburban trains including Western, Harbour and Main Line.
Updated : 04.01.2018
CENTRAL RAILWAY : TRAIN CANCELLED
Central Railway has decided to cancel/divert the following Mail / Express / Passenger trains on Thursday 4.1.2018 due to disruption of Traffic in Mumbai area and for operational reasons.
Cancellation of Trains JCO (Journey commencing on) 4.1.2018
- Train Nos.12118/12117 Manmad — Lokmanya Tilak Terminus — Manmad Godavari Express
- Train Nos.22102/22101 Manmad — CSMT — Manmad Rajya Rani Express
- Train Nos. 51318/51317 Pune — Karjat — Pune Passenger
Diversion of Trains on 4.1.2018
- Train Nos.11025/11026 Bhusawal — Pune – Bhusawal Express will run on diverted route via- Manmad – Daund.
After 10.00 pm :
12171 LTT-Haridwar AC Express sch departed 0755 hrs on 4.1.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 1640 hrs on 4.1.2018 (Up train 9 hrs late)
12336 LTT-Bhagalpur Express sch departed 0805 hrs on 4.1.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 1130 hrs on 4.1.2018 (Up train 10 hrs late)
Harbour line path cleared and services restored. Our security personnel are committed to ensure streamlining the services on suburban main line too. Till then please bear with us.Services at Harbour Line was briefly disrupted following protests at between Kurla and Mankhurd. The tracks are now clear and trans are running little behind the schedule. No slow trains towards CST currently. Fast trains indefinitely late. Announcements being made currently.
After 10.00 pm :
No autos no buses to go home from Gandhi Nagar Vikhroli
Normal route from South Mumbai to airport through Worli Sea face is clear
Eastern Expressway, both North and South bound, is clear upto Thane
Vashi bridge towards Vashi was empty but eastern freeway and parts of Chembur have been shut down
Traffic at Mela Junction, Worli Naka
and Akurli Road has been restored.
Entry to freeway from D’Mello road closed by traffic police.
Office in Lower Parel To Bandra via sea link…no stress at alll…roads clear and Everytn looks safe
Took the route from Versova to Goregaon East WEH via JVPD. Everything’s normal at least on this route.
At 02.10 pm : JVLR towards vikhroli blocked at WEH by MumbaiPolice. At 02.00 pm : Mela junction cleared. Traffic on both bound (Haji Ali to Sea Link) restored.
If you are moving towards Aairport from south Mumbai, kindly follow diversion at Haji Ali Naka and seek assistance of traffic policemen at the point.
After 10.00 pm :
Train 22951 ( BDTS-GIMB ) On Dt. 04-01-2018 has been cancelled. There is no disruption on WR section in Mumbai.Suburban and Long Distance services are running on all lines. Efforts being made to provide local trains at regular interval/every 10 mins during evening peak hours. Administration and Security Forces on alert and monitoring the situation.
WR is geared up to run all services during evening peak hours as per regular time table for commuters to safely reach their destinations. Addl Security Staff deployed at stations. All lines are working. We wish safe journey to our commuters.
At 02.12 Pm : Protesters have stopped a train on Up local line (towards Churchgate) at Goregaon from about 13.40 hrs. All efforts are being made to evacuate them from the tracks.
Mumbai Metro :
After 10.00 pm :We are happy to inform that our services from Versova to Ghatkopar Metro have resumed to normal.
Mumbai Metro has just said Versova-Ghatkopar is running normally
Trains at WR line is running on timely there is not delays any trains from 17 :00 pm
Status before 01.00 pm
Western Railway : Remaining services of AC local suspended for the day in view of protests.Other suburban services are being run amid intermittent protests at Elphinstone Rd,Goregaon,Dadar, Malad. There is no cancellation of Long Distance trains.Both up and down lines, which were blocked by the protestors from 12.05 hrs have been evacuated at 12.24 hrs and train operations have resumed at Goregaon. Trains are delayed due to it. Suburban services are running late by 20-25 minutes and around 40 suburban services are cancelled due to agitation.
Mumbai Police : Avoid using Worli naka. Use Worli sea face road.Eastern freeway traffic affected due to Road Blockade at Panjrapol junction. Avoid using it for some time
Central Railway : Our Security personnel have cleared path at Gowandi and services are running smoothly on harbour line. 12137 CSMT-Firozpur Punjab Mail sch dep 1935 hrs on 3.1.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 0100 hrs on 4.1.2018 (Up train 10 hrs 17 min late). 11057 CSMT-Amritsar Express sch dep 2330 hrs on 3.1.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 0415 hrs on 4.1.2018 (Up train 15 hrs and 45 minutes).
There are elaborate arrangements made on main line stations including at Ghatkopar
Suburban services affected due to agitation at Virar from 0757 to 0828 hrs, at Goregaon from 0852 to 0921 hrs and now at Nalasopara from 0954 hours. Trains are being reversed from Vasai and Goregaon. Efforts are being made along with local police, RPF and GRP to restore normalcy.Update – Large number of protestors have occupied the railway tracks at Nallasopara Station from about 9.55 hrs, disrupting rail traffic. Administration and Security Forces are making all efforts to normalise the train operations.Tracks have been evacuated of protestors and train operations have resumed at Virar and Goregaon from 9.05 hrs on WR suburban. Trains are delayed due to it.
Train services on Central Railway’s mainline towards CSMT was affected, in turn delaying thousands of office-goers. Commuters at several stretches of the suburban network were seen walking along the tracks due to trains being stalled. Officials said that local trains running towards CSMT were halted at several stations because of the protesters squatting on the tracks. There was heavy deployment of railway police as well as Railway Protection Force personnel at the stations, said officials, a famous Newspaper reported.
Reason for the Public Agitation
Scores of Dalit organisations staged a protest today in Chembur after two groups clashed at the 200th year anniversary celebrations of the historic battle of Koregaon Bhima on Monday, leaving one dead, five injured and several vehicles damaged, a famous Newspaper reported. This incident of caste violence occurred 30 kilometres north-east of Pune between two groups over communally sensitive issues.
On Monday morning, thousands gathered near the ‘vijayastambh’ (victory pillar) at Koregaon Bhima to commemorate the battle, in which the British East India Company, with troops comprising mostly Mahar soldiers, faced off against the Brahmin Peshwa-led Maratha Empire in 1818. The violence reportedly began when a group carrying saffron flags began pelting stones, days after the tombstone of local Dalit hero Govind Gaikwad was vandalised, leading to clashes with groups bearing blue flags. Soon, Section 144 (unlawful assembly) of the Criminal Procedure Code was implemented across the district by the collector.