Mumbai: On Sunday, five passengers were injured when a local train crashed into the dead end at the Churchgate station in Mumbai. The suburban train services were disrupted with the crash. The Western Railway has suspended the motorman of the local, loco inspector and the guard. An inquiry has also been launched.
The incident occurred when the train from Bhayander rammed into the end of the platform number 3 at around 11.20 am. The accident occurred as the motorman failed to stop the train in time. The wheels of the first coach were seen hanging in the air when the coach jumped onto the platform.The three of the injured were treated with first aid at the station and two others were admitted to hospital.
Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Mumbai Division, Shailendra Kumar said, “Had the hydraulic buffer positioned in the front part of the local not been there, the impact could have been disastrous as the train was speeding.”
He added that the an inquiry has been launched and the motorman of the locomotive L S Tiwari, guard Ajay Gohil and loco inspector M G Verma have been suspended. He also stated that a breath analyser test was also conducted to verify whether the Tiwari was drunk or not. However, the tests proved negative. The WR team is working to restore the services. Further investigation is underway.