At least four coaches of a Mumbai local train derailed on Friday morning near Mahim railway station. The train was running on Harbour line.
According to sources on the ground, the accident took place around 10:00 AM. There were no reports of casualties so far, five people have been reported injured.
The accident has affected traffic on Andheri - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal route.
The local train, which started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), was on its way to Andheri station when a problem was detected in the overhead equipment (that supplies power for train movement) near Mahim station.
The train was to be shifted to another track because of the problem. Four front coaches derailed as it was reversing from the platform around 9.55 am, Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhatkar said.
Efforts were on to rerail the coaches as soon as possible, he said.
“Restoration of 4 coaches of CSMT-Andheri Dn Harbor local expected in 3 hrs.5 psngrs with minor injuries gvn 1st aid,” Western Railway said in a tweet.
Train movement on the Wadala-Andheri section was affected due to the derailment. However, all western main lines in the Churchgate-Virar section were unaffected, Bhatkar said.
An inquiry would be instituted to ascertain the cause of the incident, he said.
4 coaches of Andheri-CST Harbor local train derailed near Mahim-south side in Mumbai; no casualties reported pic.twitter.com/5BdI5zRKea— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017
#Mumbai 4 coaches of Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus Harbor local train derailed nr Mahim-south side at 9.55 am; no casualties reported— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017
#Mumbai Traffic affected between Wadala-Andheri due to derailment— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017