Protest in Mumbai as local railway line trips

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Mumbai, Sep 1(ANI): A brief halt in the Mumbai local railway line due to a technical snag caused uproar in Thane district on Tuesday, as commuters protested against railway authorities.

The trouble started when an overhead wire snapped near Borivali station leading to the delay, which created a chain reaction on the line, slowing down rush hour traffic.

"Train services on Western line were delayed by 20-30 minutes after an overhead wire snapped at suburban Borivali station," said C David, Public Relations Officer of Western Railway.

According to reports, commuters protested and shouted slogans at the Nallasopora station, and also disrupted road traffic on the Western Express highway between Borivali and Mira Road, as local trains were not running as per schedule.

As the situation threatened to go out of control, police had to resort to lathi-charge and also fired five rounds in the air to disperse the crowd.

The line was soon repaired, and the situation was brought under control, a railway police official said. (ANI)

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