Mumbai, Sep 1: Western Railway route reopened partially on Tuesday, Sep 1, after police took recourse to baton charge and firing in air to control the enraged passengers.
The Chief Public Relations Officer of the Western Railway, S S Gupta, told a television channel that police and railway officers were trying their best to restore normalcy along the railway route.
Gupta said that trains were now moving smoothly up to the Vasai Railway Station.
Earlier, the Police had to resort to firing in the air and baton charging irate passengers at the Nala Sopara Railway Station in Thane District, as the passengers expressed their anger over the delay and disruption of local train services.
Police first baton charged the mob and then fired in the air. No casualties were immediately reported from the venue of the incident.
Nala Sopara is a town within the Mumbai Conurbation. According to the Census 2001, the population in the area is 184,664.