The CR officials said that they declared the track to be safe on the Up-line between Asangaon-Vasind route at 6.25am.
MUMBAI: Finally after more than 97 hours, the Vasind-Asangaon section has become operational. The first train on the affected line, which remained shut since August 29 after the Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express derailed, was run at 7.54 am.
The CR officials said that they declared the track to be safe on the Up-line between Asangaon-Vasind route at 6.25am. The alignment work on the new OHE cables was completed by 7.40 am and by 7.54 am the first train — 12154 Bhopal Habibganj-Mumbai LLT — left Asangaon station and reached Vasind at 8.34 am.
“We have put speed restriction and trains are running at 10kmph. And Down-line trains have been made operational at speeds of 30kmph. Speed restrictions will be reviewed from time to time,” said Sunil Udasi, Chief PRO, CR.
- More than 500 railway men were pressed into action, and even local villagers came to help by offering food.
- This train was carrying 1090 passengers and all were rescued safely, and none were injured.